Partner, Chair of the Real Estate and Transactional Law Groupdpodein@haber.law
David Podein is a Partner with Haber Law and has been with the firm since 2009. He concentrates his practice on community association representation, real estate, and construction law. Mr. Podein is Chair of the Real Estate and Transactional Department.
Mr. Podein represents real estate developers, investors, lenders, and landlords in connection with real estate-related transactions, including commercial, industrial, and shopping center leasing, landlord tenant negotiations, long-term ground leases and development agreements, distressed asset based transactions, and loan workouts 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).
Additionally, Mr. Podein regularly serves as outside general counsel to community associations – counseling his clients on all aspects of their operations (including rule enforcement, elections, interpretation and amendments to governing documents, special assessments and loans, resident disputes, and special projects). Mr. Podein also represents community associations, commercial property owners, general contractors, and design professionals in the financing/loans, approvals, bidding, and contract negotiation for multimillion-dollar construction, capital improvement, and repair projects.
Mr. Podein is also outside general counsel to companies located in South Florida. His experience in both arbitrations, litigations, and transactional matters enable him to offer a practical perspective to his clients.
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 2008
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005
David Podein is quoted in The Daily Business Review in ‘As South Florida’s Real Estate Market Remains Hot, Lawyers Contemplate Looming Challenges.’ - June 29, 2023
David Podein is quoted in the Real Deal article, “Florida legislature, real estate edition: Here’s what you need to know” - May 12, 2023
David Podein is featured in the Miami Real Estate podcast in ‘Florida Senate Bill 4D & What it Means for Miami Condo Owners.’ - January 26, 2023
David Podein is quoted in the Globest article in ‘Rate Caps Costs Soar Even Higher.’ - October 17, 2022
David Podein is quoted in The Daily Business Review in ‘Attorneys Expect More Deals Like This $34 Million Contract as South Florida Population Grows.’ - September 22, 2021