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Practice Areas

Equine Law

Almost half a million people in Florida are involved in the horse business in some capacity, annually generating over 5 billion dollars to the Florida economy. David has been at the forefront when it comes to providing legal services to this industry for over 30 years. He regularly advises clients on the appropriate organizational structure for their equine operations whether they are involved in thoroughbred racing, show horses, polo, hunter, dressage, or pleasure horses.


Through his nationally recognized equine law practice, David has served as Florida counsel for The Breeders' Cup, Ltd. and Fasig-Tipton, Inc., along with representing numerous industry-leading racing stables, breeding farms, training centers, and jockeys. Outside of his law practice, David has been an active owner, breeder, and thoroughbred farm owner in both Florida and New York.


Among the numerous legal services regularly provided are the following:


  • Business entity formation

  • Horse purchase and sale agreements

  • Equestrian businesses and farms purchase and sale agreements

  • Boarding and training agreements

  • Equine employment contracts

  • Banking and finance matters specific to equine assets

  • Syndication and breeding agreements

  • Equine-related tax matters

  • Litigation of equine matters

  • Leasing of horses and/or equestrian facilities

  • Licensing and permitting


Real Estate  and Business Law

David has represented diverse real estate clients such as Century 21 South Florida, Bel-Lago Ocala Residences, the Plantation Fashion Mall, and the Doral Park Homeowners Association. 


David's extensive experience in real estate and business law include:


  • Negotiating and drafting various types of purchase and sale agreements

  • Preparation of retail and office leases

  • Business entity formation

  • Loan originations, refinancings and workouts

  • Zoning and regulatory matters

  • Business and contract disputes

  • Condominium and homeowner association matters

  • Title insurance matters

  • Equity and debt finance structuring 

  • Negotiating and drafting construction agreements

  • Preparation of private placements 

Office Building

Hotel/Hospitality Law

David's clients in the hospitality industry have included hotel developers and operators such as the Sanctuary Hotel South Beach,  H.I. Development, Corp., and the Alexander Hotel.


With business and legal experience in all phases of the hospitality industry, David possesses the in-depth understanding, technical knowledge and strategic ability to handle projects of all sizes within the hospitality industry.

Hotel Pool
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