David A. Parke Esq,

Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
Parke, David A.

David Parke is a member of Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP's Business and Finance Department. Mr. Parke's practice is focused on general corporate and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work. His practice includes helping businesses and other organizations, and their owners or managers, with contractual, organizational, commercial, trade and any other matters that arise in the normal course of operations. This includes drafting and negotiating all types of agreements, and helping with all aspects of various transactions. 

Mr. Parke has represented clients in closing business acquisitions, and has served as general counsel or primary business counsel to large and small organizations, in different industries. In addition, he performs pro bono work for local nonprofit and civic organizations.

Mr. Parke has spoken at continuing legal education programs on topics relating to business practice including the Massachusetts Business Corporation Act (Chapter 156D), choice of entity, limited liability companies, business acquisitions, contract administration and other business-related subjects. He has, for several years, co-chaired the Massachusetts Bar Association Annual In-House Counsel Conference, and is a former member and chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Business Law Section Council. Mr. Park was a member of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 156D Task Force. 

He is currently on the board of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc. and is also a member of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Business & Commercial Curriculum Advisory Committee.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 64-3rd, The Massachusetts Corporation: Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation.  This portfolio volume analyzes Chapter 156D, the principal Massachusetts corporation law statute, which covers such matters as corporate organization and operation and extraordinary corporate actions. The portfolio also examines statutes treating other types of corporations (e.g., professional) that make reference to and rely on provisions of Chapter 156D for some aspects of their organization and governance. It will also consider the Massachusetts business trust and the requirements for foreign corporations to qualify—and to maintain that qualification—to do business in Massachusetts.  Finally, it provides an extensive overview of Chapter 156C, which governs Massachusetts limited liability companies, both domestic and foreign.