David T. Podein



David T. 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 multimillion-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.



Educational Background

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 2008

  • Honors: Dean's Merit Scholarship 2005-2008
  • Honors: Semi-Finalist Moot Court Board Mock Trial Competition
  • Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students 2008

B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005

  • Honors: NSCS Honor Society, Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society
  • Major: Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association - Member
  • University of Miami School of Law Young Alumni Committee - Member
  • Always Keep Pedaling Foundation - Board of Directors
  • First Descents - Alumni Advisory Board