1. Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated
2. Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
3. Barrister, Justice Major B. Harding (Stuart) and Craig S. Barnard (West Palm Beach) American Inns of Court
4. 2012 & 2013 Florida Legal Elite
5. 2013 & 2014 Top Business Lawyer in Florida - The Legal Network
6. 2014 Florida Super Lawyer
7. 2014 "One to Watch" Attorney at Law Magazine
(Palm Beaches and Broward)
I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Attorney. I am one of just over 200 of the more than 90,000 attorneys in Florida that has been recognized with this honor for my experience and expertise in business litigation law.
Board certification in business litigation requires that an attorney be substantially involved in a certain number of business litigation lawsuits and complete a specific number of bench and jury trials to demonstrate competency. Attorneys must also pass a rigorous and thorough examination and receive a satisfactory review from Judges before whom, attorneys against whom they have litigated, and others in the community.
I am also AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest peer review recognition for legal ability and ethical standards that an attorney can achieve.
I am additionally and proudly a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is an invitation-only organization of less than one-half of one percent of all attorneys in America. It is dedicated to ethics and professionalism in the practice of civil litigation.
My practice focuses on business/commercial litigation, but I also counsel businesses on a variety of matters from liability exposure to properly documenting their transactions with contracts, non-compete/non-disclosure agreements, and other agreements.
Business/commercial litigation includes contract disputes, business torts, trade secrets, UCC consumer claims, license and franchise agreement litigation, creditor’s rights, and corporate governance issues and dissolutions. I also litigate real estate contract and land-use disputes, commercial mortgage foreclosures, special asset prosecutions, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, and represent clients in securities and commercial arbitrations, bankruptcy adversary cases, and independent actions in probate.
I am licensed to practice in all Florida State trial and appellate Courts and am authorized to practice before the U.S. Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. I am also a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and am licensed before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
I formerly proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps where I represented service members in courts-martial and administrative hearings.
I earned my law degree from the University of Miami and my Bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I speak Japanese, some Korean, and am an Eagle Scout. I enjoy scuba diving, underwater photography, and golf.
Languages Spoken: Japanese, Korean
Licensed since 1997
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I highly recommend the services of Attorney David Steinfeld. I have had the pleasure of knowing David for several years and consider him to be an excellent attorney who is extremely well-qualified to handle litigation matters. I have great confidence in David's ability to assist clients of mine when the need arises. In addition, not only is David an excellent attorney, he is also a quality person who relates well to others
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Business Lawyer - Florida||The Legal Network||2014|
|Florida SuperLawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2014|
|Business & Contract Jury Instructions Committee appointee||Florida Supreme Court||2014|
|Top Business Law Firm - Florida||Acquisition International||2014|
|One to Watch in 2014||Attorney at Law Magazine||2014|
|Top Business Law Firm - Florida||Acquisition International||2013|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Top Business Lawyer - Florida||The Legal Network||2013|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2012|
|Business litigation Board Certification Committee||Florida Bar||2012|
|Board Certified - Business Litigation||Florida Bar||2010|
|Owner||Law Office of David Steinfeld, P.L.||2012 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Kramer, Sopko & Levenstein, PA||2004 - 2012|
|Associate||Page, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose, PA||2002 - 2004|
|Defense Counsel||US Army JAG Corps||1998 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|North Palm Beach County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court||Master||2012 - Present|
|Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of Court||Master||2006 - Present|
|Martin County Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2012|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||Attorney to Watch- David Steinfeld||2014|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||Please don't tell your client they might need an LLC operating agreement!||2013|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||It's time to change the oil on that old Florida LLC||2013|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||The Basics of Electronic Discovery: Part 2 of 2||2013|
|Friendly Passages||Social Media: What is it, What it does, and Why you should care||2013|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin||My Experience Teaching American Law in South Korea||2013|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||The Basics of Electronic Discovery: Part 1 of 2||2012|
|University of Miami School of Law||N/A||Law||1996|
|University of Wisconsin||East Asian Studies||Bachelors||1993|
|Treasure Coast Paralegal Association||Social Media in Litigation||2014|
|Nineteenth Circuit Bench-Bar Conference||Social Media and e-Discovery||2014|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, CLE Committee||e-Discovery||2013|
|Brevard County Certified Paralegals||Social Media: Benefits and Application in Litigation||2012|
|Nat'l Business Institute Landlord-Tenant Seminar||Landlord-Tenant Law||2007|