DAVID A. MCCARVILLE

David McCarville is a director in our Phoenix office who advises clients on how to protect and preserve their assets through his estate planning and administration practice. This often involves working closely with his clients or their professional advisors, as well as other Fennemore attorneys in various practice areas to provide expertise as needed in business, finance, litigation, real estate, securities, tax and employment law. He has experience working with a wide range of assets, including farming, mining, partnership interests, corporations, commercial real estate and personal property.

A member of the firm’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency practice group, David assists clients in estate planning for their cryptocurrency holdings, issuing and procuring non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He also advises businesses that are interested in understanding this new technology. Since 2018, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on Bitcoin, Smart Contracts and their applications in international non-profits, real estate and logistics.

David is co-chair of the Arizona Banking Association’s Emerging Technology Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, as well as the Fennemore Foundation.

Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his wife and family, watching rugby, and reading about cryptocurrencies and military history.

Education

  • J.D., George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • B.A., English Literature, Loyola Marymount University

Areas Of Practice

Our experienced agricultural attorneys provide a broad range of assistance to clients, both domestically and internationally, in many areas of agribusiness and agricultural law.

We are poised and ready for the next revolution in the legal industry:
blockchain technology.

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Fennemore has one of the most robust estate and trust litigation practices in the Southwest and California.

Welcome to one of the largest and most sophisticated estate planning practices in the Southwest and California.

Our health care attorneys serve a range of clients within the ever-expanding realm of healthcare law. We offer a comprehensive suite of services that touches on every aspect of the healthcare industry.

Taxes are a significant expense for any business and most individuals, and tax planning should not be an afterthought.

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.

Articles and Presentations

  • Interview, “Britney Spears Conservatorship Hearing,” Fox 10 Phoenix, November 18, 2021
  • Author, “My View: Why Bitcoin is gaining critical legitimacy as new asset class,” November 9, 2021
  • Interview, “Britney Conservatorship Hearing,” Fox 10 Phoenix, August 19, 2021
  • Quoted, “Britney Conservatorship Hearing,” Fox 10 Phoenix, June 23, 2021
  • Podcast, “Lessons Learned from the Rich and Famous with David McCarville,” Fenn.Talks Podcast, June 17, 2021
  • Interview, “At the Center of a Paradigm Shift,” Fennemore Blog, June 10, 2021
  • Interview, “Attorney David McCarville speaks about the importance of designating a power of attorney,” Arizona PBS, May 26, 2021
  • Quoted, “Will Bitcoin Ever Be Accepted Widely as a Form of Payment?” GO Banking Rates, April 29, 2021
  • Quoted, “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sold for $2.9 million on Sunday. The buyer said it’s the Mona Lisa of tweets,” Insider, March 24, 2021
  • Author, “Hospitals Required to Provide Patients With Transparent Pricing,” Fennemore Client Alert, September 2, 2020
  • Quoted, “Why Do Enterprise Blockchain Systems Fail? (Exclusive),” E-Crypto News, June 9, 2020
  • Quoted, “Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: Promise and Potential Lead to Growing Appeal,” Destination CRM, May 29, 2020
  • Presenter, “Key Blockchain Concepts for Corporate Counsel,” Association of Corporate Counsel, March 12, 2020
  • Presenter, “The Future of the Practice of Law and Blockchain Technology,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, December 2, 2019
  • Presenter, “Blockchain Technology as a Legal Tool,” Valley Estate Planners, November 21, 2019
  • Presenter, “Blockchain for Lawyers,” Lawyers Networking Group Continuing Legal Education, October 23, 2019
  • Presenter, “Supply Chain and Real Estate Applications,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, October 21, 2019
  • Presenter, “Smart Contracts,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, September 23, 2019
  • Presenter, “Bitcoin: A Case Study,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 26, 2019
  • Presenter, “Course Overview,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 21, 2019
  • Presenter, “Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous,” Comerica Bank, August 20, 2019
  • Presenter, “Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies,” Great West Financial, July 10, 2019
  • Presenter, “Blockchain: From Digital Currency to Smart Contracts and Beyond,” Arizona State Bar Convention, June 27, 2019
  • Presenter, “Industrial Hemp Market and Regulatory Overview,” Commerce Bank of Arizona, June 25, 2019
  • Presenter, “Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous,” Pinnacle Peak Luxury Home Tour, June 7, 2019
  • Presenter, “Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous,” Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate, April 24, 2019
  • Presenter, “Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning,” Merrill Lynch, April 9, 2019
  • Presenter, “Legal Blockchain for Bright Beginners,” ASU Arkfield e-Discovery and Digital Evidence Conference, March 6, 2019
  • Panelist, “Smart Contracts and Blockchain Subcommittee,” American Bar Association Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting, January 24, 2019
  • Panelist, “Smart Contracts, Logistics, International Implications, and Future Applications,” Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance 2018 Cybersecurity Lunch Forum, December 12, 2018
  • Presenter, “The Future of Blockchain,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, November 20, 2018
  • Presenter, “International Use Cases for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, November 6, 2018
  • Presenter, “Blockchain Technology in Real Estate and Supply Chain/Logistics,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, October 16, 2018
  • Presenter, “Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning,” Merrill Lynch, October 3, 2018
  • Presenter, “The Legal Impacts of Blockchain Technology,” Arizona State Bar Intellectual Property Section, October 16, 2018
  • Presenter, “Smart Contracts,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, September 25, 2018
  • Presenter, “Legal Implications of Blockchain Technology,” Scottsdale Estate Planners, September 13, 2018
  • Presenter, “Bitcoin: A Case Study,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 28, 2018
  • Presenter, “Course Overview,” ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 21, 2018
  • Presenter, “Legal Implications of Blockchain Technology,” Maricopa Country Bar Association, June 1, 2018
  • Presenter, “Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies,” Finemark National Bank & Trust, March 15, 2018

Professional and community activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Adjunct Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Volunteer, Society of St. Vincent DePaul
  • Volunteer, St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • Volunteer, Tempe Junior Crew
  • Past Member, Feeding Matters Professional Advisory Board
  • Volunteer, St. Francis Xavier Athletic Association and St. Francis Xavier Grade School

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona