David L. Yas is the President of NE500 Clubs, a high-level business collaborative comprised of lawyers, accountants, and other trusted advisors. He is also the founder of the NE500 Clubs Special-Needs and Elder Care Consortium. David consults with the members of the organization on business development, personal branding, and marketing. Prior to this position, he was Vice President and Financial Advisor in Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Boston office, responsible for advising families and companies.Over the years, David has advised families with special-needs children with the litany of planning details that the family requires. David is a father of a child with autism and works in close cooperation with autism research organizations.David has advised many of the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon attack in helping them get on a financial plan as they recover and enter the next chapter of their lives.He has participated in efforts to support The New England Center for Children; The Federation for Children with Special Needs; Vinfen and Family Services of Greater Boston.Early in his career, David spent many years in the newspaper business. He was the publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which he guided to an all-time high in paid circulation and profits. A lawyer for more than 20 years, earlier in his career he practiced law with Ruberto, Israel & Weiner. Yas earned a BA in communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Boston University School of Law.At one time David served as a commentator providing perspective on legal matters for a broad range of media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, NPR Radio and the Boston Globe. Yas was named Best Humor Columnist by the New England Press Association in 2008.David served as on-air host for his alma mater B.U. School of Law’s monthly podcast. He is active in alumni matters for Milton Academy, where he attended high school.He is in his second term as the moderator for the town of Sharon, Massachusetts, where he resides with his family and coaches youth sports. David also hosts The Boston Podcast, a show launched in 2015 that has garnered more than 5,000 downloads.