David Punzak has more than thirty-five years of experience representing clients in commercial finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leasing transactions, and general business/corporate matters. In addition, Mr. Punzak has provided pro bono legal services for various Florida nonprofits, earning him the American Bar Association’s National Public Service Award in 2006. His volunteer legal services translate directly into money that nonprofit organizations save on legal fees and closing costs. This allows them to put more funds into the important projects that benefit low-income families and neighborhoods throughout Florida.
Mr. Punzak’s career affiliations most recently include Tech Data Corporation (Assistant General Counsel and Director), Carlton Fields, P.A. (Shareholder), and Baynard, Harrell, Ostow & Ulrich, P.A. (Shareholder). He holds a Bachelor’s degree (1981) and a Juris Doctor degree (1984) from the University of Florida. Punzak has an extensive history of volunteering and community service in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. He received the “Heroes Among Us” award from the St. Petersburg Bar Association and has chaired the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation, and St. Petersburg’s Development Review Commission.