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David Steinfeld

About me

My practice focuses on business law and disputes.  I protect businesses and their assets by educating business people and drafting proper contracts, non-competes, non-disclosures, and other similar agreements. 


-    Florida Bar Board Certified expert in business litigation

-    Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated

-    Litigation Counsel of America Fellow

-    Master of the Bench, Justice Major B. Harding (Stuart) and Craig S. Barnard (West Palm Beach) American Inns of Court

-    2012, 2013 & 2015 Florida Legal Elite

-    2013, 2014 & 2015 Top Business Lawyer in Florida - The Legal Network

-    2014, 2015 & 2016 Florida Super Lawyer

-    2014 "One to Watch" Attorney at Law Magazine

     (Palm Beaches and Broward)


I am one of 250 of the 100,000 lawyers in Florida that is Board Certified in business litigation.  Board certification means I have been recognized for my experience and expertise through many bench and jury trials, passed a special exam, and have been approved by Judges and lawyers.  I have also been appointed by the President of the Florida Bar as the Vice Chair of the Committee that oversees business litigation board certification and appointed to the Florida Supreme Court's Committee that writes jury instructions for business and contract cases.


I am also AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest recognition lawyers can achieve for legal ability and ethical standards.


I am additionally and proudly a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only organization of less than one-half of one percent of all attorneys in America. 


Business/commercial litigation includes contract disputes, business torts,  trade secrets, trademarks, 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, construction and lien 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

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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 65%
    15 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    15 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    15 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Nelson Thibaut

    I've served with David on the Business Law CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar. He served as a great leader on that committee, which, from my personal perspective, has also transpired into David's ongoing commitment to business law and the legal needs of our community. I would highly recommend him for business law related issues.


    Matthew Thibaut Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Jay Mangan Jr.

    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


    John Mangan Jr. Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of David Steinfeld, P.L.

3801 PGA Blvd.
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410


FLMember in Good Standing199706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2016
Best Lawyer - Commercial LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America2016
Business Litigation Lawyer of the YearCorporate Livewire Magazine2016
Global Awards - Construction and Real EstateCorporate Livewire2016
Top Business Lawyer - FloridaThe Legal Network2016
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2016
Top Business Law Firm - FloridaAcquistion International2015
Board Certified (Recertified) - Business LitigationFlorida Bar2015
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2015
Florida Real Estate Litigation Law Firm of the YearInternational Association of Lawyers and Swissport2015
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2015
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2015
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2015
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
Top Business Lawyer - FloridaThe Legal Network2015
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Top Business Law Firm - FloridaAcquisition International2014
One to Watch in 2014Attorney at Law Magazine2014
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2014
Business & Contract Jury Instructions Committee appointeeFlorida Supreme Court2014
Top Business Lawyer - FloridaThe Legal Network2014
Top Business Lawyer - FloridaThe Legal Network2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Top Business Law Firm - FloridaAcquisition International2013
Business litigation Board Certification CommitteeFlorida Bar2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Board Certified - Business LitigationFlorida Bar2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of David Steinfeld, P.L.2012 - Present
Senior AssociateKramer, Sopko & Levenstein, PA2004 - 2012
AssociatePage, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose, PA2002 - 2004
Defense CounselUS Army JAG Corps1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Supreme CourtMember - Business and Contract Jury Instructions Committee2014 - Present
North Palm Beach County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtMaster2012 - Present
Florida BarMember - Business Litigation Board Certification Committee2012 - Present
Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of CourtMaster2006 - Present
Florida BarChair Business Litigation Certification Committee2016 - 2017
Florida BarVice Chair Business Litigation Certification Committee2015 - 2016
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationChairman2013 - 2015
Martin County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2012
Federal Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Palmeri Design v. Lawnwood AssociatesJudgment for Plaintiff (Mr. Steinfeld's client)
Bargain Bob's Carpets v Jack Stein$1,000,000 jury verdict and judgment for Bargain Bob's (Mr. Steinfeld's client)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of WisconsinEast Asian StudiesOther - Bachelors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Palm Beach Judgese-Discovery for Judges2016
Tampa Judgese-Discovery for Judges2016
Pam Beach County Bar ADR CommitteeSocial Media for Mediators2016
Palm Beach County Bar Technology Committeee-Discovery in business litigation2016
Palm Beach County Bar Bench-Bar ConferenceBusiness litigation and e-Discovery2016
Everything e-Discovery CLEElectronic Discovery2016
e-Discovery CLE ClassElectronic Discovery2015
Treasure Coast Paralegal AssociationSocial Media in Litigation2014
Nineteenth Circuit Bench-Bar ConferenceSocial Media and e-Discovery2014
Palm Beach County Bar Association, CLE Committeee-Discovery2013
Brevard County Certified ParalegalsSocial Media: Benefits and Application in Litigation2012
Nat'l Business Institute Landlord-Tenant SeminarLandlord-Tenant Law2007