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Daniel L. DeCubellis

Daniel L. DeCubellis

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Overview

For more than 30 years, Dan DeCubellis has provided clients with solutions to real estate and business problems. His practice focuses on agreements and transactions for clients whose real property is intrinsic to the production of their products or revenue, and he has extensive industry experience representing governments, mining ventures, utilities, and commercial lenders.

Dan typically handles real estate and business matters involving long-term and broad-based representation of and counsel to multinational, regional, and local businesses, municipal electric utilities, governments, commercial property owners, commercial developers, manufacturers, professional firms, and commercial lenders.

Dan is board certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar. He is co-managing shareholder of the Orlando office.

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Experience

  • Orlando City SC Soccer Stadium. Represented MLS Soccer team in deal with city of Orlando for new soccer stadium.
  • Mining and Mineral Interests. Lead Florida real estate counsel in $1.4 billion sale of Florida phosphate mining lands, port facilities, chemical plant, and other assets.
  • Governmental Transactions. Representation of the city of Orlando in connection with real property transactions, including sale and leaseback of police headquarters by an Orlando Magic affiliate.
  • Electric Utility Transactions. Representation of municipal electric utilities, including sales of utility assets, long-term ground lease, and redevelopment of a decommissioned power plant.
  • Professional Firm Transactions. Representation of accounting firm in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Manufacturing. Representation of multinational manufacturer in acquisition, development, and construction of manufacturing facility and headquarters, including local government bond financing.
  • Procurement. Representation of multinational entity with regard to agreements for the purchase and sale of goods and services.

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2019)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (2007, 2012)
  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate Law

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Past President (1998-1999)
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Board of Governors (Ninth Judicial Circuit 2005-2011)
      • Budget Committee Chair
      • Audit Committee Chair 
    • Member and Past Chair, Grievance Committee 9F (2014-2017) 
    • Past Member of Executive Council, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
    • Business Law Section
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section
    • City, County and Local Government Law Section
  • American Bar Association 
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Environment, Energy and Resources Section
    • Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section
  • Orlando Economic Partnership
    • Central Florida Transportation Task Force (2015-2017)
  • College of Medicine Scholarship Fund Inc.
    • Founder and President (2012-2017)
  • Federal Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission (2011-2013)
  • Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys Council
    • Board of Directors
    • Vice President (2010-2012)
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
    • Former Director
  • Spring Lake Association Inc.
    • Former President
  • Seminole County Law Library
    • Former Chair
  • Florida Phosphate Political Committee Inc.
  • Florida Municipal Electric Association
  • AutoNation Cure Bowl
    • Organizational Golf Program Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • “Real Estate Contracts and Litigation Monsters,” Association of Corporate Counsel Central Florida (ACC) Presentation, Orlando, FL (February 15, 2018).
  • “Real Estate Law and Practice,” University of Florida (February 9, 2017).
  • “Law Roundtable” Orlando Business Journal (October 3, 2016).
  • “What CPA’s Should Know About Buying and Leasing Real Estate,” Florida Institute of CPAs, Central Florida Chapter, Orlando FL (July 16, 2015).
  • “Growing Your Business: What Do You Have to Consider?” GROWFL, Orlando, FL (April 29, 2015).
  • “Real Estate Contracts and Problems,” University of Central Florida (July 11, 2011).
  • "Issues and Pitfalls in Drafting Purchasing Contracts," National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Central Florida Chapter, Orlando, FL (January 21, 2011).

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1981)
    • Florida Law Review
      • Articles Editor
      • Research Editor
  • University of Florida (B.S., with honors)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Board Certifications
  • Real Estate
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

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