David E. Wolff

David E. Wolff

  • Securities Law, Probate, Real Estate Law ...
  • Florida
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David is a versatile Florida attorney with a diverse background in corporate, trust, and investment law. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a finalist in the Charles C. Papy Moot Court Competition, and received highest honors in pretrial, trial, and business litigation skills. He possesses a substantial amount of pretrial, trial, and appellate litigation experience, having first chaired and second chaired multiple jury trials to verdict on both the plaintiff and defense side, while authoring a multitude of appellate briefs in Florida’s district courts of appeal, some of which resulted in precedent setting opinions. He currently advises high-net-worth individuals and families on business succession planning, asset protection, and investment decisions, and works closely with c-suite experts and national law firms on cases involving banking, investment, and wealth advisory disputes. David is also an active and respected member of the academic community, having lectured at the University of Miami School of Law on the subjects of appellate advocacy and upper-level legal research and writing, and personally coached and judged members of UM’s moot court team. He has spoken at City Hall and County Commission hearings, and authored several publications on appellate practice and fiduciary duty.

Practice Areas
    Securities Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    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
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
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Wolff Law
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Practice Areas Wealth Advisory, Investment, and Trust Litigation Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Expert Support Services Real Estate and Probate Litigation Construction Litigation Presentations & Lectures Guest Speaker – Miami-Dade County Commission $50 Million Crandon Park Tennis Center Land Use Renovation for the Sony Open, November 05, 2013 Guest Lecturer – Continuing Legal Education Course: Practicing with Professionalism “Young Lawyers & Professionalism in Practice,” August 06, 2014 Guest Speaker – Miami-Dade City Hall Ordinance Prohibiting the Erection of Tents in the Public Right of Way, March 12, 2015 Guest Lecturer – University of Miami School of Law, Upper-Level LCOM Sections “Effective Legal Research & Writing Tools in Appellate Advocacy,” April 16, 2015 Publications & Activities Mentioned – “Russian Buyer Says $7 million ‘nightmare’ condo leaks so much he’s moving out,” The Miami Herald, October 17, 2016. Mentioned – “Mansions at Acqualina Unit Owner Sues Over Alleged Defects, Developer Fires Back” The Real Deal, October 18, 2016. Mentioned – “PBSO Deputy Asks for Release from Prison in OT Abuse Case,” The Palm Beach Post, March 16, 2015. Author ( Cover Feature, Feb. 2016) – The Extraordinary Remedy of Mandamus; A Creative Solution to Formidable Jurisdictional Hurdles, The Florida Bar Journal, 2016. (LINK) Coach and Judge – Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board; The University of Miami School of Law, October 2015, March 2016. Author (Jan. 2018) – Fiduciary Duty: A Foundational Tenet Trending Back Into the Forefront, The Florida Bar Journal, 2018. (LINK) Significant Representations Knyshova v. LPLA Partners, LLC – Successfully litigated and settled this high-profile construction defect case involving a $7 million condominium unit at the Mansions at Acqualina, developed by Jules Trump. (LINK) Froonjian v. Ultimate Combatant, LLC, 4D14-0662 – Co-counseled in this corporate appeal involving an issue of first impression for Florida; the interpretation of the consent in writing requirement defined by Florida’s Limited Liability Company Act as applied to determining membership in a LLC. Resulted in an eight (8) page opinion. (PDF) LAZE-E-J, LLC v. Bensoussan, et al. – Represented a prior owner of a penthouse condominium unit in litigation against a private lender, third-party purchaser, and association. Recovered $235,995.44 on behalf of the client. McCray v. State, 121 So. 3d 603 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013) – Acted as co-counsel in this high-profile criminal sentencing and appeal. This case involved handling a six (6) hour evidentiary sentencing hearing. See McCray v. State, 2014 Fla. LEXIS 3158 (Fla. Oct. 20, 2014). (LINK) (LINK) (LINK) RENAND CASIMIR AND DIEULIFAITE CASIMIR, vs UNITY INVESTMENTS & RENTALS, INC., etc., et al., (Fla. 3d DCA 2020) – Acted as co-counsel in affirming a new trial for Defendants where jury returned a multi-million dollar verdict in favor of Plaintiffs. Gonzalez v. Triay, et al. – Acted as co-counsel on behalf of Plaintiff to recover his investment in a multimillion dollar real estate joint venture in Key West. Consulting History Confidential – ($120 million breach of fiduciary duty litigation) Confidential – ($4.4 million special needs trust breach of fiduciary duty litigation) Confidential – ($151 million estate trustee fee determination case) Confidential – ($200 million breach of fiduciary duty claim involving constructive trust of a limited partnership interest in an energy company) Confidential – ($250 million breach of fiduciary duty claim against trustee bank of insurance trusts) Confidential – (Billion dollar breach of fiduciary duty claim against trustee national bank) Confidential – ($150 million claim against escrow agent national bank)
University of Miami
J.D. (2013) | Law
Honors: Fall 2012 Charles C. Papy Advanced Moot Court Competition FINALIST
Activities: Independent Thesis: “Employment Discrimination and Class Action Certification Post Wal-Mart Stores”
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.A. (2010) | Criminal Justice, International Business
Dissertation: “The Effect of Battered Women’s Syndrome on Criminal Prosecution”
Honors: Academic and Athletic Scholarship Dean’s List All SEC Academic Honor Roll McKissick Scholarship Award Capstone Scholarship Award
Activities: Varsity Men's Tennis, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
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Professional Associations
Florida Bar Association
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Dade County Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Wolff Law
777 Brickell Avenue
Suite 500
Miami, FL 33131
Toll-Free: (941) 284-5686
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