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David W. Starfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Banking Attorney in Fort Washington, PA

Starfield & Smith, P.C.
1300 Virginia Drive, Suite 325
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: 215-542-7070
Fax: 215-542-0723
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Banking, Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

David Starfield, senior counsel at the law firm of Starfield & Smith, has the honor of serving as Counsel to NAGGL and its Board of Directors. For Starfield & Smith, David’s practice focuses  on lender compliance with SBA program requirements.  To this end, David, oversees the closing and documentation of SBA loans; reviews lenders’ SBA loan portfolios and their policies and procedures; provides advice on guaranty purchase matters; advises on technical questions pertaining to SBA loan eligibility; and notifies lenders and their in-house counsel of changes in SBA rules and regulations. For NAGGL, David teaches the Advanced SBA Loan Documentation & Closing, How to Get SBA to Honor its Guaranty, and Closing and Funding courses.  He also speaks frequently at conference breakout sessions, presents webinars to NAGGL members, and contributes articles for NAGGL’s In Focus publication. David is a past recipient of the SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year award (Eastern PA) and NAGGL’s “Distinguished Service Award,” and has been recognized as a “Life Fellow” by the ABA’s American Bar Foundation for his contributions to the legal profession.

About David W. Starfield

First Admitted: 1979, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Executive Committee and Board of Director for NAGGL, Distinguished Service Award, Instructor of the Year; SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year; assist with rewriting of government regulations


  • Starfield & Smith Newsletter - Topical articles for the SBA lending community; upcoming events; attorney spotlight

Educational Background

  • Alfred University, B.A., University of Southern California, J.D.


  • "You Tube Video" on National Guarantee Purchase Center visit for NAGGL, 2009


  • In recognition of his teaching, assistance with federal rule and regulatory changes and his efforts at promoting access to capital for small businesses, David received the industry's highest honor conferred by the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders., Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, 2012
  • David Starfield was honored as Instructor of the Year for teaching the Advanced SBA Loan Documentation & Closing and Efficiency in SBA Lending courses as well as breakout and roundtable sessions at the trade association's conferences, Instructor of the Year, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, 2004
  • The American Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association's honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars, invited David to become a Fellow in 2014.  Fellows are nominated by their peers as individuals who exhibit extraordinary leadership and a commitment to the highest principles of the legal profession., Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2014
  • Winner - SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year for 2009, Eastern Pennsylvania

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association Of Government Guaranteed Lenders
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Office Location for David W. Starfield

1300 Virginia Drive
Suite 325
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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