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David S. Resnick

Partner
305-350-7236
Area of Focus: Corporate, Tax
GET TO KNOW David

David handles joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate transactions, and transactional legal work for his clients. 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.

He especially enjoys the creativity and collaboration among colleagues when working on joint ventures and providing alternative solutions that create mutually beneficial results for his clients and their business partners. David lends a strong tax background to his clients' transactions, advising real estate developers, investors, restauranteurs and corporations when structuring their partnerships, acquisitions and dispositions. He is committed to innovation and assists the firm with developing new systems for using documents and data to enable efficient collaboration among the firm's attorneys.

With knowledge of tax law, David also has experience assisting clients with voluntary disclosures, and other tax compliance matters (including those related to Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act [FATCA]).

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 ad valorem tax, documentary stamp tax, and sales and use 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.
EXPERIENCE
CREDENTIALS
  • University of Miami, LL.M., 2010
    New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
    University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 2006
  • Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
    Member
    International Council of Shopping Centers
    Member
    United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders
    Executive Committee Member
  • Florida
    New Jersey
    New York
  • U.S. Tax Court