David S. Resnick

Area of Focus: Joint Ventures, Corporate, Tax
David S. Resnick

David handles real estate joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate work for his clients. He lends a strong tax background to his clients' transactions, advising real estate developers, investors, and corporations when structuring their partnerships, acquisitions and dispositions. His extensive joint venture experience in the real estate sector has seen him structure complex transactions for a broad range of asset types, including residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments. He also represents developers in structuring the financing and development of affordable housing, which includes entity selection for non-profit and for-profit developer clients; syndication of federal low-income tax credits; obtaining ad valorem exemptions for affordable housing developments; and representation before state and local housing agencies.

As part of his practice, David also has experience assisting clients with voluntary disclosures, and other tax compliance matters. David is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court.

Q & A
How can business leaders benefit from joint ventures? What are the key considerations in evaluating a joint venture's potential?
Joint ventures present lucrative opportunities to leverage business strengths and share risks. Collaboration and communication are key to drafting joint venture documents that address four primary considerations, each of which is typically full of various nuanced issues: capital contributions, distributions, management, and exit strategies. I work hard to understand each party’s business goals and expectations to craft a fair, flexible, and comprehensive agreement that anticipates potential issues, and provides a roadmap for resolution and success.
How does your tax background add value to your clients in a joint venture or other corporate deal?
With an LL.M. in Tax, I understand the wide-ranging impact of corporate and partnership tax on our clients' transactions. It’s best to evaluate tax consequences early in a deal’s life cycle. I structure entities and transactions to minimize tax, operate efficiently, and enhance future revenue. In addition to offering guidance on federal tax issues, I also have experience with assisting clients navigate and resolve state and local tax issues, including those concerning Florida sales and use tax, and documentary stamp tax, which is especially helpful in real estate and lending transactions. My role as both a corporate and tax lawyer offers clients continuity, perspective and other advantages.
Why have you chosen to build your career at Bilzin Sumberg?
Simply put, this firm puts its lawyers in a position to succeed. From the truly collaborative work environment where professionals are motivated to work together in promoting our clients' interests and goals, to the genuine civic commitment that encourages firm members to work together outside of the office, I am excited to work at a firm that I know, first-hand, is making a positive impact on South Florida. Our work to support Miami’s success is a source of pride for all of us.
  • University of Miami, LL.M., 2010
    New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
    University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 2006
  • University of Michigan
    Alumni Association, Member
    Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC)
    United Way Miami
    Young Leaders, Executive Committee Member
  • Florida
    New Jersey
    New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Top 20 Professionals Under Forty, Brickell Magazine, 2022