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David P. Barker


Mr. Barker is a member of the Real Estate department in the Orlando office. He is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He focuses his practice on real estate law, including sales, purchases, and development for residential and commercial development; entity formation; golf course, country club and association representation; title services; assisted living, congregate care and other senior housing facilities; and commercial leasing. His clients have included national and local developers, retail and office landlords and tenants, builders, banks, title companies and select individuals.

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Additional Representative Experience

  • Acted as purchaser’s counsel in the acquisition of a $55 million mixed-use development and the simultaneous sales of building sites for 1,000 apartments, 770,000 square feet of industrial space, 30,000 square feet of office space and 125,000 square feet of retail space
  • Acted as developer’s counsel in closings of Community Development District bond financings and acquisition of conservation areas and storm water facilities
  • Acted as counsel for formation of joint ventures between national builders

Charitable and Pro Bono Service

  • South Lake Animal League
    • Board of Directors


  • Juris Doctor:  The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, with honors, Columbus, Ohio, 1990
    • Elected to Order of the Coif, 1990
    • Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Review, 1988 and 1989
    • Published Student Note in Ohio State Law Journal, 50:4, 1989; and Public Law Anthology, Volume XIII, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, magna cum laude, 1987
    • Peter C. Daneman Outstanding Political Science Graduate Award, 1987
    • Phi Eta Honor Society

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Recognition & Awards

  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Lawyer in Real Estate Law in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2021
  • Named Outstanding Real Estate Attorney in Orlando Magazine, 2013-2019
  • Recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2009, 2012 and 2013
  • Martindale Hubbell: Preeminent AV Rating


  • “Short Sale Can Mean Higher Taxes, Write-Offs May Result in Surprises for Sellers”, published in BNA, Inc. Real Estate Law & Industry, Vol. 2 No. 25, 2009
  • “Real Estate Downturn Causes Lawyers to Adapt – Transactional Attorneys Adjust Practices to Fit New Client Needs”, published in Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, Vol. 21 No. 11, 2009
  • “CAM Charges and the Fallacy of Controllable Costs”, published in Leasing and Business Opportunity Investor, Vol. 6 No. 11, 2008