Thomas M. David concentrates his practice in the areas of Real Estate Law, specializing in land use, zoning, foreclosure defense and general litigation; Government Relations Law, including administrative and lobbying; and, Non-profit Law.
Mr. David’s practice applies his more than twenty-year of public and private sector experience to represent businesses and individuals that are seeking strategies to resolve problems caused by local, state or federal government regulations
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. David worked as Chief of Staff for the Miami-Dade County Manager and in a number of private and public sector entities. His broad experience includes several years as Executive Director of the We Will Rebuild Foundation, which focused on aiding Miami’s recovery from Hurricane Andrew.
Mr. David was born in Buffalo, New York, but has lived in Miami for over 30 years. He is admitted to the Bar in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. He received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1989, his M.B.A. from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 1994 and his Juris Doctor from the Florida International University College of Law in 2005.
Mr. David is active in several civic and business organizations, including the Beacon Council (Board Member) and the Builders Association of South Florida (Board Member and member of Legislative Committee. He serves on the boards of the following non-profit organizations: Virtus Education Charter School (Board Chair) and Rural Neighborhoods (Provider of affordable housing to farmworkers).
Mr. David’s past employment includes: Vice President for Business Development, ALLIANCE COMPANIES (Commercial real estate brokers and investors); Chief of Staff/Assistant County Manager, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (Florida’s largest county government); AonLine Field Manager/Director, Impact Forecasting, LLC, AON CORPORATION (Fortune 500 international insurance and consulting company); Founding Executive Director, INTERNATIONAL HURRICANE RESEARCH CENTER AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (Ground breaking research center dedicated to reducing hurricane impacts); Executive Director, WE WILL REBUILD FOUNDATION, INC. (Miami’s (and Miami-Dade County’s) Hurricane Andrew private relief fund); Executive Director, DADE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION (Organization for Miami-Dade County’s state legislators); Assistant to the City Manager for Public Affairs, CITY OF HOMESTEAD (Homestead, Florida’s municipal government); and, Legislative Assistant, REPRESENTATIVE JOHN F. COSGROVE.
- Florida International University College of Law Miami, Florida J.D.
- Barry UniversityMiami Shores, Florida M.B.A.
- University of Florida Gainesville, Florida B.A.