David S. Drobner, P.A.

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David S. Drobner, P.A. concentrates his practice in commercial leasing, including negotiating and drafting complex commercial leases, subleases and assignments or other transfers of retail and office space. He has extensive experience with ground, warehouse and mixed-use leases, and other hybrids such as hotel retail projects. Mr. Drobner has negotiated collateralizing documentation for leasehold estates and as security for debt, memoranda of leases, subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements, estoppels, amendments and terminations.

Mr. Drobner is a 1985 graduate, with honors, of the University of Florida College of Law and a graduate, with highest honors, of the University of Florida.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2017-present
•Carlton Fields Jorden Burt P.A.
- Shareholder, 2003-2017
•Katz, Barron, Squitero & Faust
- Partner, 1991-2003
•Law Offices of Michael Steven Green
- Associate, 1988-1991
•Wein Malkin & Bettex
- Associate, 1985-1988

Honors and Awards

•Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2018

•Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012,2014-2016
•Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers (Real Estate), 2007-2014
•Listed as a Top Lawyer in South Florida Legal Guide, 2009 and 2010
•Listed in The Legal 500 (Real Estate Transactions and Finance)
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

•David Posnack Jewish Community Center Board of Directors


Selected Publications

•“From Tension to Success: Broker-Owner Relationships in Retail Leasing, ” Duane Morris LLP, November 17, 2017

•“So Your Job Includes Commercial Leasing-What Could Go Wrong?, ” Daily Business Review, November 8, 2017

•“Managing Risk: Liability for the Criminal Acts of Others,” December 2011

•Co-author, “Tenant Leasing Strategies: Improving Your Position,” Counsel to Counsel, 2006

•“Avoid Liability for Criminal Acts of Others,” February 2002

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Leasing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305 960 2252  Phone
305 675 2456  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.S.B.A., with highest honors, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, Florida

Professional Activities

•The Florida Bar
- Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
-- Landlord/Tenant Committee
•International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Birth Information:
Miami, Florida, 1960
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Served as commercial leasing counsel for an international commercial investment advisor to funds, REITs and pensions with a focus on day-to-day ownership decisions, including retail and office lease negotiations representing the ownership of approximately 70 medium to regional sized retail shopping centers in multiple states.; Served as principal commercial leasing counsel for a locally owned downtown Miami high-tech building.; Served as principal commercial leasing counsel for a local developer and its retail shopping center in Miami.; Served as counsel for commercial Florida bank-branch leasing for a U.S. major national banking institution.; Serve as landlord's counsel in connection with anchor and junior anchor deals (new lease, expansions, contractions, relocations, extensions, terminations, assignments) at multiple U.S. shopping centers.; Handled anchor deal leasing transactions in an Illinois shopping center redevelopment, negotiating with various national retailers including Panera, Home Depot, and Petco.; Landlord counsel to a local developer in connection with a lease negotiation for a cannabis dispensary in Miami, FL.; Landlord counsel for the U.S. arm of an international realty advisor for a retail location, selling CBD oils and CBD infused food items, in Texas.
Landlord's Counsel, concluding negotiations of (i) 120,000 sq. ft. ground lease major home goods chain; (ii) 70,000 sq. ft. anchor lease, national home and soft-goods chain; (iii) 50,000 sq. ft. national men's high-end clothing retailer; (iv) 69,000 sq. ft. national dollar store; (v) 24,000 sq. ft. national branded electronics superstore; (vi) Landlord's counsel for well over 1,000 garden variety retail lease negotiations; (vii) Tenant's Counsel, concluding negotiations of ground lease, construction and occupancy of Class A office building (national banking institution); numerous similar negotiations.

Peer Reviews

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

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