David John Forrest, Jr., Esq.


Meet David

Meet David

David joined Ligris in 2012 and assists the firm’s co-managing partner, Nik Ligris, with his case files. His practice concentrates on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, and he represents buyers, sellers, investors, and developers in the acquisition, sale, and development of commercial and residential real estate. David specializes in the review and negotiation of Purchase and Sale Agreements, curing title defects, drafting condominium documents, and tracking clients’ mortgage commitments with their lenders.

David grew up in Melrose and lives in Marblehead with his husband Alex (Kosta Ligris was Alex and David’s wedding officiant!), and their German shepherd dog, Remi.

Outside the Office

David loves to walk with his husband Alex and their German shepherd dog, Remi. He also loves to play and watch tennis and is an avid fan of Star Trek. David's favorite daily activity is to read the actual physical newspaper – Boston Globe or New York Times – every morning (he gets up extra early to read it!). He loves reading about what’s going on in the world and all of the latest developments in politics.


J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.S., Economics and German, Boston College

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Before working at Ligris, David worked at a small residential real estate transactional firm in Boston. He also clerked for the Administrative Law Judge for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, but his favorite job prior to Ligris was working at Fenway Park.

Why David?

Why David?

David takes great pride in his attention to detail and making sure that clients feel as if they are his only client. Because he realizes that buying or selling property is often the biggest event in that person’s life at that time, David’s primary goal is to eliminate all the stress for the client during this important experience.

Massachusetts Super Lawyer - Rising Star (Top 2.5% of lawyers 40 and under), published in Boston Magazine, 2019-2021

Proudest Moment

“After we lost my grandfather, I developed a really special bond with my grandmother and helped her around the house so she would be able to continue to live there. I’m always proud at how happy I made her.”

Energy Booster

“I love a good workout. Going for a run always makes me feel rejuvenated and ready to go.”

Super Hero Power

“My ability to give bad news in a way that makes the recipient still have a positive outlook!”

Favorite Vacation

“The week after we took the bar exam, a group of my closest friends and I spent an amazing week at an oceanfront house on Cape Cod.”


“Tennis! I’ve played since I was young and my brother and I still make time to match up almost every weekend.”

Comfort Food

“Who wouldn’t be comforted by a delicious chocolate chip ice cream cake?”

On My Playlist

“Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson…and Frank Sinatra. Except for Old Blue Eyes, anything with a good dance beat!”

Why Ligris?

“Ligris has turned into a second family for me. Every person at the firm strives to represent each client to their maximum ability. We genuinely love our clients and realize that when they move into their new home they are about to begin a new life and create new memories. We are so grateful to be part of that experience in our clients’ lives.”