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Dave’s core practice areas include Transactional Matters (including Real Estate Transactions, Commercial Matters, and Business Law), and Condominium and Homeowner Association Law and Documentation. Dave brings over 40 years of experience to his practice, offering a blend of technical knowledge and expertise, experience, practicality, and imaginative solutions to issues. He is strongly committed to finding ways for his clients to succeed in reaching their goals, rather than advocating positions that are not critical and tend to interfere with reaching successful agreements. His goal is to solve your problems, not create them.

In the Property Owner Law and Documentation area, Dave can work with a development team to structure community documentation that meets the needs of the project, satisfies legal requirements, protects the developer, and yet provides a reasonable and workable set of documents for the ultimate owners. His experience allows him to identify potential problems and address them before they become a problem. For established associations, his focus is assisting association leaders in resolving problematic issues, and drafting amendments to, and restatements of, documents.

Dave also is a former certified mediator and arbitrator, and draws on his experience to counsel clients as to the best course of action.

Education

  • 1967 Juris Doctor with high honors
    • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL
  • 1964 Bachelor of Science, Physics
    • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Accreditations

  • Approved Agent for Attorneys
    • Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
    • Old Republic Title Insurance Company
    • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Member, Florida Bar 1967-Present
    • Circuit Grievance Committee/Member and Chair
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Manatee County Bar Association 1969-Present
    • Former Director, President, Secretary and Treasurer
  • “AV” rating by private Martindale-Hubbell service

Professional Experience & Memberships

  • Bradenton Downtown Development Authority/Community
    • Redevelopment Agency, Former Member and Chairman

Community Activities

  • Manatee Memorial Hospital Board of Directors
    • Former Member and Chairman
  • Baptist Hospitals and Health Systems, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ)
    • Former member and Vice Chairman of Board of Directors
  • Local Government Study Commission of Manatee County
    • Chair