David T. Podein

David T. Podein

Haber Law
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Florida
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David Podein is a partner with Haber Law and has been with the firm since 2009. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and construction law, condominium and community association representation, commercial leasing, secured financing, and business and commercial litigation.
A substantial portion of Mr. Podein’s practice involves representation of community associations in the financing, approvals, and contract negotiation for multi-million dollar capital improvement, repair, and/or building upgrade projects. Additionally, Mr. Podein represents real estate developers, investors, joint venture, lenders/servicers, and landlords in connection with real estate related transactions, including commercial and shopping center leasing, landlord tenant negotiations, long-term ground leases and development agreements, distressed asset based transitions, and loan work outs and restructurings. Mr. Podein handles all aspects of commercial and residential real estate and loan closings (including title review, issuance of title insurance policies for owners and lenders, and closing agent services). Mr. Podein is a licensed title agent and provides title insurance policies for the property buyer and lender. Mr. Podein is a member of Attorney's Title Fund and he provides these title services in association with underwriter Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

Mr. Podein also serves as outside general counsel to companies located in South Florida. Mr. Podein’s experience in both litigation and transactional matters enable him to offer a broad and practical perspective to his clients.

Mr. Podein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2005, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Podein interned with the Honorable Judge Gill Freeman in the Complex Business Litigation Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (2008)
Honors: Dean's Merit Scholarship 2005-2008, Semi-Finalist Moot Court Board Mock Trial Competition, Who's Who Among American Law Students 2008
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2005)
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Professional Experience
Haber Law
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Articles & Publications
Community Associations Beware! The Ramifications of the Updated Federal Overtime Regulation
Florida Community Association Professionals
Negotiating Property Management Contracts: Use of the Competitive Bidding Process
Florida Community Association Professionals
Older Floridians Handbook, Executive Editor
Why Condominium Associations Must Carefully Evaluate ?Their Long-Standing Tenant Approval Policies
Florida Community Association Professionals
Cybersecurity and the Protection of Personally Identifiable Information: Are You Prepared?
Florida Community Association Journal
Hurricane Irma: Tips for Navigating Your Way Through the Insurance Claim Process
Florida Community Association Journal
Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer
Florida Trend Magazine
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2015, 2016, 2017
Professional Associations
Miami-Dade County Bar Association
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University of Miami School of Law Young Alumni Committee
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The Florida Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
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Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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