David M. Layman - Greenberg Traurig LLP

David M. Layman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 561-650-7990

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

University of FloridaBA 1977University of Florida Levin College of LawJ.D. 1979

Case History

Significant Representations
  • Purchasers and sellers of billions of dollars of commercial properties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Land acquisition and master association documents for Mizner Country Club, Delray Beach, Florida.
  • Involved in the purchase of a regional mall with a price of over $200 million.

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  • Represented national banks in environmental matters, including the removal of underground storage tanks, clean-up of contaminated soil, and financial reimbursement from the State of Florida.
  • Buyers and sellers of multi-million dollar homes.
  • Owners of various projects in land use and zoning matters before local and state governments, including obtaining a binding determination that two projects that were not DRIs.
  • Parties to construction contracts, including the owner of a $19 million office tower.
  • A large landowner in all office, industrial and warehouse leasing in Palm Beach and Broward Counties in Florida.
  • A national bank in a successful property tax appeal, in which the assessment of property was reduced from almost $8 million to approximately $100,000.
  • The City of West Palm Beach, Florida, in drafting its Concurrency Management Ordinance.
  • Various landowners in condemnation matters.
Areas of Concentration
  • Commercial real estate
  • Land use law

Office Location

777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 300 East
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the West Palm Beach Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the West Palm Beach Metro Area
David M. Layman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!David M. Layman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law