David E. Wolff, ESQ.

David E. Wolff received his Bachelor of Arts at The University of South Carolina, which he attended on both academic and athletic scholarship. While at USC, Mr. Wolff majored in Criminal Justice and minored in International Business. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a Finalist in the University of Miami’s Charles C. Papy Advanced Moot Court Competition.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Wolff worked at a downtown commercial litigation firm where he gained experience in all aspects of trial and appellate procedure. Mr. Wolff honed his skills within the courtroom by working as a legal extern at the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office, where he was trained by experienced prosecutors in voire dire and cross examination processes. Mr. Wolff also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge David Denkin, County Court Judge in Sarasota, Florida.

Education & Experience

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE – MEMBERSHIPS
  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S.Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Miami Finance Forum

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
Honors: FINALIST – Fall 2011 Charles C. Papy Advanced Moot Court Competition; Honors in both Pre-Trial and Trial Litigation Skills; Highest Honors in Business Litigation Skills II

Thesis: “Employment Discrimination and Class Action Certification Post Wal-Mart Stores”
University of South Carolina, B.A. Criminal Justice, Minor International Business
Honors: Athletic and academic scholarship; Dean’s List multiple semesters; ALL SEC Academic Honor Roll; McKissick Scholarship Award; Capstone Scholarship Award
Dissertation: “The Effect of Battered Woman’s Syndrome on Criminal Prosecution”
Activities: Varsity Men’s Tennis; Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

SIGNIFICANT REPRESENTATIONS

Knyshova v. LPLA Partners – Multi-million dollar construction defect claim settled to the satisfaction of the client. Reported by the Real Deal and Miami Herald.

McCray V. State – High profile white- collar criminal representation. Reported by the Palm Beach Post.

Froonjian V. Ultimate Combatant – Precedent setting corporate appeal.

Stupar v. Cardone – Pending precedent setting Non-Compete/Injunctive Relief Appeal.

PRESENTATIONS & LECTURES

Guest Speaker – Miami-Dade County Commission $50 Million Crandon Park Tennis Center Land Use Renovation for the Sony Open, November 05, 2013

Guest Lecturer – Continuing Legal Education Course: Practicing with Professionalism “Young Lawyers & Professionalism in Practice,” August 06, 2014

Guest Speaker – Miami-Dade City Hall Ordinance Prohibiting the Erection of Tents in the Public Right of Way, March 12, 2015

Guest Lecturer – University of Miami School of Law, Upper-Level LCOM Sections “Effective Legal Research & Writing Tools in Appellate Advocacy,” April 16, 2015

PUBLICATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Author (Jan. 2018) – Fiduciary Duty, A Foundational Tenet Trending Back Into The Forefront, The Florida Bar Journal, 2018

Mentioned – “PBSO Deputy Asks for Release from Prison in OT Abuse Case,” The Palm Beach Post, March 16, 2015

Author (Feb. 2016) – The Extraordinary Remedy of Mandamus; A Creative Solution to Formidable Jurisdictional Hurdles, The Florida Bar Journal, 2016.

Coach and Judge – Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board; The University of Miami School of Law, October, 2015.

Coach and Judge – Appellate Advocacy; The University of Miami School of Law, March 2016.

Practice Areas

Appellate Advocacy
Mr. Wolff has experience handling state civil and criminal appeals in all five (5) of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, as well as the Florida Supreme Court. Additionally, he has handled federal appeals in The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The subject matter of these appeals range from non-compete and restrictive covenants, to real estate and corporate law. A list of the firm’s significant representations can be found here.

Civil Litigation
Mr. Wolff seeks justice for his clients in a wide spectrum of legal areas, such as complex commercial litigation, contractual disputes, civil theft, business torts and negligence.

Consulting/Litigation Support
Mr. Wolff has consulted on trust and fiduciary disputes involving hundreds of millions of dollars, and has worked directly with c-level bank and trust officers in evaluating wealth management and investment decisions.

Corporate Law
Mr. Wolff advises business owners, shareholders, creditors, employees, and other stakeholders in all areas of corporate law. More specifically, he focuses on forming effective corporate structures for clients that allow for low tax liability while providing opportunities for growth, marketing, capital investment, and development.