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Florida Business/Corporate Attorney
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10.0David Francis Hanley

David F. Hanley

Notable Client Work

  • Served as Assistant Corporate Counsel for Meritas® Family of Schools, an international network of premium K-12 college preparatory schools with campuses located in the United States, Mexico, Switzerland and China.
  • Led legal due diligence and negotiations for acquisition target in Spain.
  • Assisted in negotiating and structuring the acquisition and planned conversion of the Strand, a 28-story luxury apartment tower on the banks of the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida, to a 295-unit for-sale luxury condominium community; including all related corporate entity documents.
  • Assisted in closing a $10 million line of credit to finance the acquisition of a 242-acre resort and marina in Ohio.
  • Assisted in closing a $14.5 million acquisition and development loan, and a $17.5 million construction loan, to a developer to finance the acquisition, development and construction of a 22-building, 344-unit mixed-use development.
  • Assisted a regional retail operation in connection with the sale and leaseback with its one million square foot warehouse/distribution center.
  • Structured, negotiated and closed a variety of stock and asset-based business acquisitions and sales for diversified clients.
  • Represented business owners in the structuring and formation of a variety of business entities.
  • Handled numerous probate and guardianship administration proceedings on behalf of various individuals.
  • Designed and implemented a wide variety of estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.


  • 1992: J.D., Stetson College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1987: B.A., University of Florida

Bar Affiliations

  • 1998: United States Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • 1996: United States Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1995: United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 1992: Florida; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Rachel L. Tolley

Of Counsel

  • Rachel has over a decade of experience specializing in estate planning, wealth protection, probate and guardianship. She provides estate and corporate planning where she routinely files 709 gift tax returns and 706 estate tax returns for her clients.


  • 2006: J.D., University of Miami School of Law


    Mr. Hanley’s practice covers all cities in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City, Sunrise, Miramar, Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood. Mr. Hanley also regularly represents clients in Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County, and handles probate matters throughout the State of Florida.

    Representation and Fees

    Representation commences once a written engagement letter is executed. Fee structures vary by the matter being handled. Depending on the type of matter, fees may be a reasonable hourly rate depending upon the anticipated demands and timeline of the case, flat fee all-inclusive arrangements or hybrid arrangements. Mr. Hanley’s goal is to tailor fees to fairly capture the level of service and work provided and the value conferred to his client. Fees vary because they always depend on the seriousness of the matter at stake, the timing and expediency of the matter, the anticipated volume and complexity of work, the desired results and other client expectations.


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