Lawsuits are our society’s mechanism for resolving disputes between businesses that they are unable to resolve on their own. But, the reality is that they take a good deal of time and money. Fortunately, David Steinfeld, owner of the Law Office of David Steinfeld in Palm Beach Gardens is a Board Certified expert in business lawsuits with more than twenty years of experience.
Mr. Steinfeld is one of just about 250 of the more than 100,000 lawyers licensed in Florida that has been qualified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified expert in business litigation. He has even chaired that Committee for the Florida Bar at the behest of its President and written large parts of the certification exam. He has also been recognized for several consecutive years as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report, a Florida Super Lawyer, and one of Florida’s Legal Elite among other well-regarded awards and recognitions that are identified on the Firm’s website at www.ThePalmBeachBusinessLawyer.com. But, because lawsuits are only one mechanism to resolve business disputes, the benefit of consulting with Mr. Steinfeld is to discuss and identify the objectives and resources of the business or people involved and to assess all alternatives that may achieve those goals with the resources available to them.
Critical to the prosecution or defense of any business lawsuit is the structuring and framing of the action. Almost akin to constructing a house or building, a lawsuit, counterclaims, and defenses must be carefully considered and planned before their implementation. This is where experience matters. As a former U.S. Army Officer in both the intelligence community and practicing law in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, attorney David Steinfeld has a unique tactical approach to business lawsuits that optimize the opportunity for success in that venue for any business. So as astronaut Gordo Cooper was famous for saying, who’s the best lawyer (he really said pilot) I ever saw? . . . well, you’re lookin’ at em’.
Common real estate disputes in Florida – Part 3: How do you avoid trouble when buying or selling commercial real estate
Because the concept of buyer beware applies to commercial real estate transactions in Florida, due diligence is crucial and rests on the shoulders of the buyer. The Law Office of David Steinfeld guides both buyers and sellers in structuring certain aspects of commercial real estate transactions. Depending on the property, due diligence may include reviews of rent rolls and the operation of a business or businesses on the property or it may focus more on the condition of the property itself.
Helping the purchaser bring together a qualified team of professionals, such as accountants and property inspectors, is a value that the Law Office of David Steinfeld can bring to the proverbial team in addition to reviewing purchase and sale agreements. Florida law requires that real estate sales occur under written contracts, but unlike residential transactions that largely now use form documents approved by the Florida Board of Realtors known as FarBar contracts, such standard contracts are rare in commercial transactions.
Thus, having an expert business litigator like David Steinfeld who has experience litigating breaches of commercial real estate contracts is of great benefit to parties that intend to buy or sell commercial real estate in Florida.