David M. Villadolid, a shareholder with the law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., has been elected to the Primerus Board of Directors in a shareholders meeting held on December 21, 2011. Jack C. Buchanan, President and Founder of the International Society of Primerus law firms, made the announcement, stating, “David has been a tremendous supporter of Primerus and our goal of providing an international society of outstanding law firms with strong values and ethics who can work together to provide added value to our clients. David is committed to our mission and we welcome his input and insights as we continue to grow the organization.”
David Villadolid is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell and the senior partner in the firm’s Employment Law section. David advises management and executives on a variety of employment issues including compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations; recruiting, hiring, discipline and termination of employees; restrictive covenants; severance agreements; reductions in force; structuring the workforce (including the use of independent contractors and leased, part-time and temporary employees); executive compensation; and the defense of discrimination and retaliation claims before the EEOC and other agencies and tribunals.
In his 28 years of legal practice, David has represented many different kinds of privately owned businesses from entrepreneurial start ups to assisting a statewide heavy equipment dealer transition to the third generation of family ownership. David’s experience includes the formation of minority owned businesses, succession planning, the sale, merger or acquisition of the business and many other aspects of business matters and agreements. David has advocated on behalf of business clients in a broad range of litigation disputes, representing clients before state and federal courts, but he prefers to resolve issues and avoid litigation if possible. David has served as the 2011 Chair of Primerus’ Labor and Employment section and continues to serve on the section’s Executive Committee.