Pathman Lewis, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner David E. Sacks has been selected to the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section’s Executive Council. Sacks practices in the areas of real estate, land use, zoning, and environmental law.
The Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar provides a forum for attorneys to share in the technical and legal knowledge which relates to the field of environmental and land use law. The section provides numerous seminars and workshops as well as publications (The Section Reporter) on the environment and the use of land.
Sacks provides legal advice for the negotiation and structuring of major land acquisitions, determination of zoning and property rights and entitlements, and due diligence analysis for complex commercial and residential real estate acquisitions including the securing of required development permits and approvals. He regularly appears at public hearings before city, county, and the State of Florida legislative and administrative authorities.
Sacks regularly advises clients on large-scale complex real estate matters. He has extensive experience in obtaining planned unit development approvals, amendments to master plans, redevelopment of environmentally challenged properties, including Brownfield Initiatives, securing economic incentives to the developer for remediation and redevelopment, as well as obtaining dock and marina rights for waterfront development for both developers and single family homeowners throughout Florida.
Sacks is the past Chair of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Pillar Trustees Board of Directors for 2011-13. He also remains active in the Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Chamber’s Executive Board of Governors and Board of Governors, and has served as a project advisory group member of the Florida Department of Transportation Alton Road Project.
The South Florida Legal Guide named Sacks a “Top Lawyer” in its 2011 through 2020 editions and he was also selected by the Guide as one of “South Florida’s Up and Comers” in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Sacks has written articles for the Daily Business Review, including “Opportunity Zones: Real Estate, Land Development, and Other Considerations, and for the Florida Real Estate Journal, including “Development Strategy Can Mitigate Fees’ Impact,” and “Docks Take Due Diligence in Waterfront Purchases.” He has also written for The Miami Beach News.
Sacks served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University and taught the Legal Environment of Business between 1997 to 2006.
Sacks is a 1989 graduate of the University of Florida holding a BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences with a major in History, holds an MBA from Florida International University, and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from the University of Miami.
Pathman Lewis is a Miami-based law firm with practice areas in real estate; banking & finance; litigation; land use and zoning; water & environmental law; resilience law; energy law; construction law; corporate and business transactions; appellate law; automotive law; and employment law. The firm can be reached at (305) 379-2425.