David A. Bakst Partner


Boston, MA

Phone: (617) 439-7565 Fax: (617) 342-4863 Download VCard

David A. Bakst


David, leader of the insurance agent and broker practice group, began his career with Morrison Mahoney in 1965 and has concentrated his practice on insurance business issues and regulatory matters particularly on behalf of insurance agents and brokers. He is widely known and respected nationally, as well as locally, as a skilled and experienced transactional and business lawyer and counselor handling insurance agency mergers and acquisitions with the large national brokers as well as assisting smaller local and regional agencies to grow and prosper through acquisitions, to assist others with finding the right buyer and negotiating favorable arrangements for continued opportunities in the agency business, agency perpetuation or retirement as the need may be.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Together with our founding partner, Robert M. Morrison, co-authored the book published by Insurers Press entitled Insurance Agency Purchases and Mergers.
  • Was a contributing author of A Guide to Perpetuation published by Insurance Marketing Services.
  • Following law school, obtained the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and became an underwriting member of Lloyds of London. 
  • Spoke at many insurance agent and broker conventions and meetings. 

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Boston, MA Office

250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
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  • J.D., cum laude — Boston University
  • B.S. — University of Pennsylvania