Adams and Reese LLP
David S. Bernstein joined Adams and Reese in 2010 following the firm's expansion into St. Petersburg.
Leading the Real Estate team, David concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, banking, finance and development. He has extensive experience in site acquisitions, regulated real estate development and sales, local and multi-state portfolios, local and multi-state credit facilities, acquisition and development financing, project financing, the assemblage and repositioning of commercial real estate and complex loan documentation.
His significant contributions include:
David is a prominent member of the Mobile Home Law Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and two-term President of the Pinellas Real Estate Law Council. He served on the Florida Manufactured Housing Association’s Charter Ad Hoc Legal Committee in 1984 to study the then new Florida Mobile Home Act (Chapter 723, Florida Statutes) to propose lobbying and legislative efforts for the interpretation and enforcement thereof and was instrumental in facilitating statewide mobile home park owner compliance with the law subsequent to enactment.
He is a frequent lecturer and author on topics related to cooperatives, manufactured housing communities and land use changes and regularly conducts seminars on real estate acquisition, development, leasing, legal compliance and residential cooperatives to commercial property owners, management companies, lending institutions, homeowner’s associations and members of the Florida Bar Association. In 1994 he also authored the lender training manual on the legal requirements, documentation and underwriting for cooperative lending for Florida’s then largest banking institution (Barnett Bank of Florida) and was the featured presenter for the Bank’s advanced commercial real estate lending conferences held for Senior Lenders and Credit Officers in Tampa and Orlando.
David received his J.D. from the University of Miami in 1984, and his B.A., with honors, from the University of Florida in 1980.