David S. Resnick

Area of Focus: Corporate, Tax
David handles general corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and transactional legal work for his clients. 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, restaurateurs 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 extensive knowledge of international tax law, David assists clients with voluntary disclosures and other foreign tax compliance requirements. David has also worked extensively with banks advising on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), drafting FATCA internal policies and procedures, and providing training on new IRS forms.

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.
Representation of All Aboard Florida in an $81 million construction loan and joint venture agreement for development of a residential rental building with 291 units, 12,000 square feet of street level retail, and 800 parking spaces. The project is located adjacent to the Brightline West Palm Beach t...
Representation of leading restauranteur in the structuring of a joint venture agreement with its partner, a luxury department store, for a 20,000 square foot high-end food hall and restaurant to be located in the heart of Miami's financial center.
Representation of The Allen Morris Company in the development and financing of Star Metals Residential Project, a $130 million, 400 unit, mixed-use development in Atlanta, Georgia. Negotiated complex joint venture agreements and $90 million of financing consisting of both secured senior debt and mez...
Representation of real estate joint venture in the $170 million acquisition of a 1.7 million square foot office complex in South Florida. Served as lead counsel for $148 million financing and assisted client with two joint venture agreements related to acquiring the membership interests in the prope...
Speaking Engagement February 19, 2016
David S. Resnick speaks at the "Regulatory Updates: FATCA and CRS" event hosted by SunTrust International Wealth Conference in Miami, FL. 
Speaking Engagement June 25, 2013
David Resnick speaks about FATCA Deadlines at the FIBA FATCA Program in Miami.
  • 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
    International Council of Shopping Centers
    United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders
    Executive Committee Member
  • Florida
    New Jersey
    New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
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