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David Befeler

Real estate Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   29 reviews

About David

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David was born and raised in the international melting pot that is Miami Beach, Florida. Experiencing a diverse range of cultures allowed him to foster a creative and expanded mindset at an early age. David attended The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Following his time in Gainesville, David returned to South Florida where he spent some time gaining valuable experience in the local real estate market. David then attended The Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University where he made the Dean’s List and expanded his legal horizons by interning at various law firms focusing on insurance litigation, estate planning and probate litigation, and international business law. David has always been attracted to international topics and was fortunate enough to attend a rigorous study abroad program through The University of Miami School of Law. Through the program, he traveled throughout the European Union and developed an understanding of how European Union law is applied in coordination with the laws of The United States of America in a wide range of cases. Hands on seminars and workshops in several European countries covered international business law, international sales, human rights, international adoptions, immigration and complex, transnational family law. While in law school, David also became a Supreme Court certified mediator as a part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Clinic. Finding that mediation is a legitimate alternative to litigation, David went on to mediate disputes in multiple areas of the law and further developed his abilities to facilitate resolutions in creative manners.

After being admitted to practice law in Florida, David began his career at one of Florida’s largest creditor’s rights law firms based out of Tampa, Florida. Here, he handled cases involving real property litigation, mortgage banking, title related issues, residential and commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy, evictions, and civil trial work on contested matters. As a part of the Freddie Mac unit, he worked directly with The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, during the peak of the late recession. David then worked at two small Tampa Bay area law firms with an emphasis on representing Homeowners (HOA) and Condominium Associations. Common issues encountered assisting Community Associations involved the interpretation of governing documents, assessment collections, litigation and covenant enforcement. During this time, David worked hand in hand with property management companies, real estate developers and boards of directors to assist them in resolving legal issues and disputes within their communities.

Over the years, David has made it a point to give back to the community and has volunteered, providing pro bono legal services for numerous organizations such as: Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., Hillsborough County Bar Association, Wills for Heroes Program and Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. David is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Committee and the Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Professionalism and Ethics Committee. Through his endeavors he has helped individuals and businesses in the areas of family and divorce law, real estate law, immigration, business law, and estate planning. 

David firmly believes that each situation is unique and therefore, careful planning and consideration are necessary when approaching each legal issue. He looks forward to helping people and businesses find a way to navigate through their legal problems and is available via email at [email protected] by calling (813) 419-2004.

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Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

BEFELER LAW FIRM, P.A.
3030 N. Rocky Point Dr. W.
Suite 150
Tampa, FL, 33607-7200

Reviews

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Posted by Eddie | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good results and smooth communication
I had a very positive and smooth experience with David and Befeler Law Firm. He assisted me with two different real estate matters and was professional and thorough during the whole process. I was always kept informed of updates and felt that my case was in good hands. I would recommend to anyone seeking help.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
David was professional and simplified all the answers to my question . He resolved my problem quickly
Response from David Befeler December 7, 2021
It was a pleasure. Please do not hesitate to contact us again if necessary!
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, Honest Attorney
I was very pleased with Mr. Befeler's professionalism and work. He is very knowledgeable on the legal questions I came to see him for, he gave me great advice and took his time to explain and answer all my questions. I was so pleased that I hired him Immediately and will definitely recommend him.
Response from David Befeler December 7, 2021
Thank you for the opportunity to assist you! I am glad that I was able to help guide you with your matters and answer all of your questions. Please reach back out if you need anything else.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mocha ayuda gracias
El caso fue ganado para no sorrow much as gracias pro la ayuda con nuestro caso
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Condominium Law
My wife and I consulted with 2 other lawyers prior to finding David Befeler. David was easy to talk to and it was immediately apparent to us that David had actually read the documents we sent him. He also did additional research on his own into our HOA that we were having issues with. It immediately became clear to us that David not only knew the law, but understood exactly how we felt, and had a perfect grasp of our situation. We are totally satisfied with the result of our case. David's fees were fair and he produced the desired result. He did it in a professional manner. We highly recommend David Befeler!
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Posted by Angela | March 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I cannot say enough great things about Befeler Law Firm, P.A.
I cannot say enough great things about Befeler Law Firm, P.A. They have been consulting our engineering firm for more than 4 years now and we are completely satisfied and grateful. David is professional, attentive to all details, patient, and explains the entire process to keep us all at ease. He has reviewed all of our vendor contracts and has been a large part of our real estate process. We have opened three offices across Florida and David has helped us, not only open our offices, but also move into new ones in the last year alone! We will continue to use David's services and expertise.
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Posted by Vincent | March 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Condo Rules and Regs
David Befeler was a very kind attorney that was able to settle our problem with a condominium rule in a limited amount of time that we were given. We cannot thank him enough and would deffinitely use his services again if needed and would recommend him to others.
Response from David Befeler March 24, 2021
Thank you for allowing my Firm to assist you Vincent! It was a pleasure. Best of luck with everything, don't hesitate to reach out again if you need assistance in the future.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would certainly return or recommend Befeler Law Firm
We hired David to assist us with pending foreclosure and lien on a personal property. He was responsive, took the time to help us understand the situation and what the best course of action would be. I work full time during the week and David went out of his way to work around my availability when we needed to communicate. He is very capable, professional, and also personable, which makes it easier to navigate a difficult and sensitive case such as ours. Should I find myself in a situation where I either need to hire a lawyer again, or need to recommend a lawyer to anyone, it will be David/Befeler Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney with a propose
We wife and I had a very good meeting with David. We found out all the things that we need to know on purchasing our home. He didn't leave a stone unturned. We decided that David will be our go to guy in any legal matters.
Posted by Luke | December 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Humble Lawyer!
David was a professional lawyer that handled my case with expertise and sincerity!! Rare qualities that are all but lost these days!!! He was very thorough when explaining everything!! He made it very simple to understand!! Especially considering this was my first time seeking legal help!!! I would recommend him to all of my family and friends!!
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Posted by Ivan Tello | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. David Befeler. Fantastic lawyer.
Excellent professional. I am very thankful , pleased and confident, having Mr. Befeler representing me. It was a good choice . Simply , Mr. Befeler does his job in a superb way.
Posted by Marissa | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney review
It was great working with Attorney Befeler. He kept me up to date on what was happening with my case. He sat with me and went through paperwork peice by peice making sure there was nothing I didn’t understand. He was easy to get in contact with and he replied in a timely manner. He made my situation an easier transition. I would definitely recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient at what he does
Mr. Befeler is an efficient and timely lawyer who is good for his word. We hired him to advocate for us on a difficult time share situation. We feel he did the best he could given the "red tape" of the contract we signed.
Posted by Nelson | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Very professional and fear prices, even though my case was small and uncomplicated, he make feel very comfortable. I will high recommend him.
Posted by Diane | August 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and detail oriented
The Befeler Law Firm is excellent and helped me sell my property in Altos Del Maria in the Republic of Panama. David Befeler is fluent in Spanish and worked well with my less-than-helpful lawyer in Panama, located several Panamanian realtors and a landscape person. He is detailed oriented and conscientiously followed through with everything that needed to be done. I could not have asked for better communication throughout the months and am so fortunate to have found this firm! I highly recommend the firm for it's services and would definitely use it again
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Posted by Wilfred | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawsuit
David defend me in a lawsuit that had no merits in my opinion. He solve the issue rapidly without additional complications.
Posted by Jared | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied!
David was able to resolve our situation exactly as we had hoped from the beginning. We are very satisfied with the services provided.
Posted by Billy | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dispute over Selling of Home
We needed a lawyer to help settle a dispute between my ex-wife and myself, over selling the house still jointly owned. The ex-wife was being unreasonable and we felt legal representation was required. David was referred to us through the Hillsborough County Bar Assoc., after checking reviews and an initial consultation, it was obvious David was an excellent choice. David guided us through all the possible options available to us and the pros and cons of each. David was also sure to give detailed estimates as to the cost of each option. After working together to formulate the best plan for us, David was there every step of the way to provide insight as the process continued to move forward, and to keep us on course as obstacles presented themselves. When it became apparent mediation was the next course of action, David provided us with a list of very competent mediators for us to choose from, the mediator we chose exceeded our expectations. David coordinated with the other party and provided invaluable guidance throughout the mediation process. After coming to a very favorable agreement at mediation, and all documents were signed, David had officially completed the work that we had hired him to do. However, David kept in touch following up to ensure all of the agreed actions were taken care of or were in motion before closing our file. Without David's help, our issue could have gone on for months unresolved and could have become very costly for us. Thank you again David, we couldn’t have done it without you!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent knowledge
David Befeler is an expert in his field. He helped me out of a serious issue with my landlord and kept in touch afterward to make sure my issue was solved. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Ralph | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Very honest and competent. He explained everything about our case. He was very clear in everything.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Befeler Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Professionalism and Ethics Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Gold Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Best Real Estate Attorneys in Tampa
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Tampa
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022
  • Best Litigation Attorneys in Tampa
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022
  • Gold Client Chamion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Bar Leadership Institute 2016-2017
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Dean's List
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
  • 2010
  • Certified Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Lawyer Magazine
  • Increase Your Referrals and Help Your Community Through the Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Good Morning Tampa Bay
  • Creditor/Debtor, Immigration, Real Estate
  • 2018
  • Good Morning Tampa Bay
  • Ask A Lawyer - Real Estate and Family Law
  • 2018
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Immigration Affairs
  • 2017
  • Fox 13 News - Tampa Bay
  • Ask-A-Lawyer
  • 2017
  • HCBA: Ask-A-Lawyer
  • Immigration Issues
  • 2016
  • FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay
  • Ask A Lawyer
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Befeler is highly intelligent, hard working, and compassionate. He truly cares about his clients and works hard to achieve the best outcome possible."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Befeler for several years now. He is a litigation savvy attorney who carefully analyzes the cases and does an outstanding job for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to get to know David through his dedication to the community and our local bar association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association. David is enthusiastic, passionate about the practice of law, and has always expressed an undying devotion to his clients. I'm always excited to see David, and hear about all the great things he is doing with his practice, and look forward to working with David in the future. I endorse David as a lawyer, an advocate in our community, and a friend."
Unknown Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an intelligent, insightful and thorough advocate. I endorse David without hesitation."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Befeler is the consummate professional. I strongly endorse him for matters related to real estate. He is straightforward and possesses the unique ability to articulate difficult legal concepts in layman’s terms for the client."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is knowledgeable and effective. He is passionate about his practice and his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known attorney Befeler for several years as a colleague and friend. He is committed to providing superb service to his clients and representing their best interests. He is well versed in litigation and will be sure to do what he can to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Befeler is a long time friend and prior co-worker. He has time after time proven himself to be a respectable and qualified attorney. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of legal counsel."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David Befeler is a hard worker and advocates greatly for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an experienced, zealous advocate for his clients."
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Tampa Real estate Lawyer David Befeler
David Befeler
Real estate Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 12 years