David M. Layman

David M. Layman: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

David M. Layman has concentrated his practice in commercial real estate transactions and land use law for more than 30 years.

Concentrations

•Commercial real estate
•Land use law

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2010-2019
• Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law, West Palm Beach, 2010 and 2016
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013, and 2017-2018
•Recognized, Palm Beach Illustrated, Top Lawyers, 2018
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011-2013 and 2015
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Recipient, Pro Bono Award for Nonprofit Law, Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, 2008
•Listed, Leading American Attorneys
•Listed, Who's Who in America
•Listed, Who's Who in American Law
•Listed, Who's Who in the South and Southwest
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

(Also at West Palm Beach Office)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
561.650.7990  Phone
561.835.4590  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/David-M-Layman
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., with high honors, Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1979
Year of First Admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, Florida
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Trustee, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
•Board Member, The Children's Place at Home Safe, Inc.; a facility which provides housing and centralized intervention services for children who are the victims of sexual and physical abuse, 1997-present
•Awards and Recognition Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2010-2017
• Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law, West Palm Beach, 2010 and 2016
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011-2013 and 2015
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
• Recipient, Pro Bono Award for Nonprofit Law, Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, 2008
•Listed, Leading American Attorneys
•Listed, Who's Who in America
•Listed, Who's Who in American Law
•Listed, Who's Who in the South and Southwest
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

Birth Information:
Pensacola, Florida, July 28, 1955
Reported Cases:
Experience: Commercial real estate: Represented the developer of the ultra-luxury condominium, The Bristol, in West Palm Beach, in all land acquisition and in the closing of its $206 million construction loan.; Represented affiliate of Amirsaleh Family Trust in $19.5 million purchase of Via Bice, on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.; Represented purchasers and sellers of billions of dollars of commercial properties.; Represented developers of condominium projects, including the ultra-luxury Il Lugano, in Palm Beach, Florida.; Represented affiliates of ESG Companies in the purchase of over 27 square miles in Hendry County, Florida, and the subsequent sale of 12 square miles, with a total transaction value of over $250 million.; Represented national banks in over a billion dollars of commercial real estate loans, including the closing of a $145 million development and construction loan for a national bank on a large residential resort development in Palm Beach County, Florida.; Represented the purchaser of numerous resorts and hotels, including the Holiday Isle Resort in the Florida Keys and the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.; Represented CSC Union Square Ltd. in a $58 million refinancing of the Union Square apartment complex in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with Deutsche Bank Mortgage Capital.; Involved in the purchase of a regional mall with a price of over $200 million.; Represented national banks in environmental matters, including the removal of underground storage tanks, cleanup of contaminated soil, and financial reimbursement from the State of Florida.; Represented buyers and sellers of multi-million dollar homes.; Represented parties to construction contracts, including the owner of a $19 million office tower.; Represented a large landowner in all office, industrial and warehouse leasing in Palm Beach and Broward Counties in Florida.; Represented a national bank in a favorable property tax appeal, in which the assessment of property was reduced from almost $8 million to approximately $100,000.; Represented the City of West Palm Beach, Florida, in drafting its Concurrency Management Ordinance.; Land use law: Represented owners of various projects in land use and zoning matters before local and state governments, including obtaining a binding determination that two projects were not DRIs.; Represented various landowners in condemnation matters.
ISLN:
905582564
Payment Information:
  • Accepts American Express

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Boca Raton, Florida

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