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David J. Smith

David J. Smith

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Overview

David Smith focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation in a wide array of legal areas including banking law, business fraud, and torts, the Uniform Commercial Code, real property litigation, creditors' issues in bankruptcy, FINRA securities arbitrations, and commercial loan workouts.

David also has extensive experience defending ERISA based litigation focusing on pension issues, and appellate practice.

Recognition

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Daily Business Review  as "Top Dealmakers," (2011)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association (1991-present)
  • The Florida Bar (1991-present) 
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Miami Chamber of Commerce (2006-present)

Pro Bono

  • Leader, Miami Election Hot Line, Election Protection
  • Lawyers for Children America

Credentials

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1990)
  • The Pennsylvania State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1978)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Associate, Kaufman Dickstein & Grunspan, P.A., Miami (1991-2004)
  • Litigation Paralegal, Britton & Cohen, P.A. (1980-1986)

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