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David L. Van Slyke

Partner

  • Licensed Since: 2004
  • Joined Firm: 2005
  • Partner Since: 2013
300 East Broad Street
Suite 590
Columbus, Ohio 43215
TEL: (614) 629-3006
FAX: (614) 629-3019
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star in Banking; Ohio Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication; 2015 - 2017
  • Cleveland State Law Review, Managing Editor
Education
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 2004
  • Baldwin-Wallace College, magna cum laude, B.A., 2001
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2005
  • Kentucky, 2015
  • Michigan, 2018

David L. Van Slyke is a partner in Plunkett Cooney's Columbus, Ohio office who serves as Co-Leader of the firm's Real Estate Litigation & Title Insurance Practice Group. His practice focus includes general litigation, title insurance litigation and banking and finance law.

Mr. Van Slyke’s clients include insured owners and lenders under title insurance policies and title insurance companies in escrow defalcations, coverage matters and closing protection letters. He represents corporate clients in commercial litigation, including commercial loan workouts, receiverships and equipment lease workouts, FDCPA, RESPA, TILA and FCRA litigation and disputes as to mortgage repurchase agreements, as well as clients involved in contract and residential real estate disputes.

Mr. Van Slyke’s representation of clients has involved all phases of pleading, discovery and motion practice, trial advocacy in various state courts and briefing and argumentation in several appellate districts. He is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Ohio.

Representative Client Work

  • Represents mortgage-brokers/originators in disputes relative to re-purchase agreements and secondary market litigation
  • Represents sellers and/or purchasers in disputes relative to the Ohio Residential Property Disclosure Form and Real Estate Purchase Contract
  • Regularly represents real property owners in disputes relative to the Ohio Planned Community Act
  • Represents loan servicers in FDCPA, RESPA, TILA and FCRA litigation
  • Represented national title insurance company in escrow defalcation involving commingling of funds and fraudulent loan disbursements
  • Regularly represents lenders in litigation involving lien priority disputes, mortgage/lien validity, enforceability of options to purchase/rights of first refusal and mortgage fraud
  • Regularly consults and represents title insurance companies on coverage and liability issues relative to escrow/closing agent duties
  • Regularly presents commercial lenders in foreclosure/loan workout and litigation involving receiverships
  • Regularly represents national lenders involving equipment leasing workouts and litigation

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

  • "Title Law in Ohio," National Business Institute, speaker, 2018
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Annual Agents’ Seminar, speaker, 2013-2018
  • Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Annual Agents’ Seminar, speaker, 2015 – 2018
  • North American Title Insurance Company Annual Agents’ Seminar, speaker, 2014-2018
  • First American Title Insurance Company Annual Agents’ Seminar, speaker, 2013-2014; 2018
  • “Property Management Essentials: Teamwork & Evictions,” Ohio Association of Realtors, speaker, 2017
  • Ohio Land Title Association, speaker, 2017 - 2018
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Annual Agents’ Seminar (Kentucky), speaker, 2016
  • “Title Insurance Claims," Indiana Land Title Association, moderator, 2016
  • Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions, National Business Institute, speaker, 2016
  • “Oil & Gas Issues in Indiana," Indiana Land Title Association, speaker, 2014
  • "Titles to Real Estate in Ohio (Case Law/Legislative Update)," Ohio State Bar Association, speaker, 2008-2015, 2018
  • "Top Title Defects - Cured," National Business Institute, speaker, 2010-2011, 2014-2015
  • "Oil & Gas, Litigation Issues,” National Business Institute, speaker, 2014
  • "Resolving Complex Commercial Title Defects,' National Business Institute, speaker, 2013
  • “From Examination to Commitment” Workshop, National Business Institute, speaker, 2012
  • “Clearing Title to Distressed Real Estate,” Half Moon LLC, speaker, 2011-2012
  • “From Examination to Commitment” Workshop, National Business Institute, speaker, 2012
  • “Distressed Real Estate,” Half Moon LLC, speaker, 2011
  • "Residential Real Estate Basics (Liens on Real Property), National Business Institute, speaker, 2010 
  • "Ohio Title Insurance (Current Issues in Title Claims), PESI Law, speaker, 2009
  • "Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and Answers (Liens on Real Property), National Business Institute, speaker, 2009
  • "Drafting & Enforcing Commercial Leases (Landlord Options/Tenant Defenses), Sterling Educational Services, speaker, 2008

Publications

  • “Baldwin’s Ohio Practice, Ohio Real Estate Law,” Kuehnle & Levey, (3d ed. West, 2003), Contributing Editor, 2013-2016

Community Involvement

  • The Ohio State University LifeSports, Member, Advisory Board,  2016 - 2018
  • Worthington Kilbourne High School Mock Trial Team (Assistant Coach, 2010-2014)
  • Worthington Youth Boosters, Coach

Fraternities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honorary
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary

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