Representing local and national clients in all business matters for over 35 years
David A. Beale is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. 1971) and Fordham Law School (J.D. 1974, Law Review 1972-74). He is a member of the New York Bar (1975) and Florida Bar (1990).
-The Florida Bar Association
-New York State Bar Association
-Association of the Bar of City of New York
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
Mr. Beale has spent his entire career representing the needs of small businesses and their owners, the sizes of which range from start-ups of one person to large national companies with over $100 million in sales.
Mr. Beale frequently develops new approaches to issues and problems when advising clients while remaining constantly aware of the client's desire to remain cost efficient in today's economy.
Mr. Beale is outside general counsel to a subscription and product fulfillment company which is also a national and international distributor of magazines and books, employing over 1500 persons nationally. This client also does list services (postal and email), software development, web hosting and call center services. Mr. Beale has also represented national magazine and book publishers, and film and video producers, and has negotiated and drafted contracts for clients that cover every conceivable area of need, including copyright, trademark, rights acquisition, licensing, publishing, distribution, printing, mergers, and assets and stock purchase and sale agreements.
He also has litigation experience in state and federal courts all over the country in all related areas, which include infringements of all types, libel, slander, invasion of rights of privacy and publicity, First Amendment issues, unfair competition, as well as enforcement of contract rights in these areas.
Mr. Beale belongs to the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar, where he was on the Executive Council and Chairman of the Publishing Committee. He is also a past member of the Media Law Committee of the Florida Bar, and presently is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York Bar Association.
TINA BEALE, MSW
Tina Beale serves as the Firm's Administrator, CFO and Legal Assistant. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and received her Master of Social Work degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University.
Prior to her relocation to Florida in 1993, Ms. Beale was an administrator and program specialist for the Division of Special Education of the Board of Education of the City of New York. In 1997, Ms. Beale entered the field of financial services and was affiliated with MassMutual, Citibank and Bank of America. She joined the Firm in 2003. Ms. Beale also serves as the Program Administrator and Grant Coordinator for the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation, Inc.
55 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite #301
Delray Beach FL 33444
CORPORATE | TRANSACTIONAL | COMMERCIAL
The Firm's practice encompasses all types of corporate, partnership, transactional, employment and commercial agreements, including leases, property purchases, financing agreements and relating litigation.
Our list of clients include sole proprietorships as well as partnerships and corporations. Upon start up, the Firm guides clients through the intricacies of:
-corporate document requirements
-shareholder and partnership agreements
-voting and buyout agreements
-confidentiality and non-compete agreements
-mergers and acquisitions
The Firm gives guidance on vendor, service and software agreements, as well as negotiate and litigate disputes over same. Mr. Beale has represented sellers and buyers of technology systems and software, developer/licensors and purchaser/licensees.
We are able to provide legal services for all the commercial needs for your business, from all types of contracts, leases and real estate matters to business counseling services. These include distribution, licensing, development and production agreements for businesses in a variety of fields.
The Firm can also guide and represent clients through the intricacies of buying and selling a business.
The Firm frequently develops new approaches to issues and problems when advising clients and, as needed, when litigating on a national level, while remaining constantly aware of the client's desire to remain cost efficient in today's economy.
Practice Areas: Contracts; Corporate Law; Trademarks; Copyrights; Probate; Wills; Trusts; Real Property; Employment Law; Litigation.
-1975, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit;
-1990, Florida; 1996, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Law School: Fordham University, J.D., 1974
College: Cornell University, B.S., 1971
-Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Section, since 1992); The Florida Bar (Member: Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, since 1990 (Executive Council, 1995-2001).
Member, Fordham Law Review, 1973-1974;
Author: Case Note, Fordham Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 1024;
"Trademark Update & Practice Tips", The EASL. Newsletter of the Florida Bar, Vol. IV, No. 6, p. 1, March 15, 1993;
"Introduction to Basic Trademark Concepts", The EASL. Newsletter of the Florida Bar, Vol. VII, No. 1, April/May 1997;
Cornell Class of 1971 President (2001-2006);
Jewish Education Commission of South Palm Beach County (1996-2007);
Member, Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce (since 1998);
Vice President, Pineapple Grove Main Street, Inc. (1999 to Present);
Commissioner of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (since 2004);
Executive Director of the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation, Inc. (since 1991).
For more information on Mr. Beale's work with The Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation, you're invited to visit its web site www.bennieandmarthabenjamin.org
Pro Bono Activities: Center for Youth Activities, Inc., (since 1999), www.youthactivitycenterboca.com; Twenty-Five Year Club Charitable Fund for I.D., Inc. (since 1985); Pineapple Grove Arts District, Delray Beach, Florida (since 1999)
Born: New York, N.Y., May 28, 1949
Juris Doctorate, 1974