David Freedman

David Freedman joined the firm in 2005 as a partner. Mr. Freedman, a Miami native, has 38 years of extensive experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts, handling complex commercial litigation, including class and multi-district litigation, property rights, construction litigation, business torts, land use regulation, Community Development Districts, anti-trust, ADA, probate litigation, eminent domain, banking, Uniform Commercial Code, and securities regulation.

Representative Experience

  • Mr. Freedman represented the plaintiff in the landmark case of Gould v. City of Coral Gables, which spanned six years in state and federal trial and appellate courts, resulting in the largest reported plaintiff’s judgment against a governmental entity for misuse of local zoning power
  • He represented the only successful defendant in a massive suit instituted by the Venezuelan government against financier Juan Vicente Perez Sandoval, charged with looting a Venezuelan bank in connection with the sale of an oil drilling operation in Lake Maracaibo.
  • Plaintiff’s counsel in the successful prosecution of a nationwide class action representing physicians as investors in a cattle herd tax shelter.
  • Was on the defense team in the multidistrict litigation of SEC v. Glenn W. Turner Enterprises.
  • Solved complex foreclosure/lender liability litigation by drafting an amendment to the Federal Reserve Act and working with lobbyists in Washington D.C. to move the legislation through Congress as part of the FDIC Improvement Act of 1991.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Mr. Freedman currently serves on the Homeland Defense Bond Oversight Board for the City of Miami, as well as on the City’s Historical and Environmental Protection Board.
  • Mr. Freedman serves as a member of the Overseas University of Medicine Council.

Awards and Recognition

  • Mr. Freedman is recognized annually in various publications listing the best lawyers in the country and the State of Florida in commercial litigation.

Articles and Presentations

  • Guest Lecturer for the University of Miami School of Law - Uniform Commercial Code and Remedies
  • Published various articles, in areas of securities regulations and civil rights litigation

Personal

  • Father of two children
  • Avid golfer
  • Speaks conversational Spanish