When clients work with David Feldman they benefit from his fifty years of experience –what he has done right as well as lessons learned and knowledge gained. The guiding principle from when he and partner, Dexter Odin, founded the firm was “the client comes first, second, and third.” That principle remains today and has been the foundation of decades-long relationships with clients.
Currently, David’s practice focuses on real estate and banking issues where his practical experience in real estate development and banking complement his legal experience. For nearly 30 years, he has been involved in the development, ownership and management of retail shopping centers, office buildings, a townhouse development, and an industrial park. David has represented clients in numerous commercial, industrial, and residential purchases and sales of undeveloped and developed properties, loan closings, workouts and foreclosures. He has also served as bank counsel, has founded a bank, and has been on the board of directors of two banks.
David began practicing law in 1964 handling general civil and criminal trial work, personal injury, matrimonial, criminal, and eminent domain cases. He later became a member of the first County Attorney’s Office in Fairfax County where he advised and defended the Board of Supervisors. In 1968, David formed a partnership with Dexter Odin and continued his trial practice with an emphasis on land use and matrimonial law.
David received an AV Rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion nine times in The Best Lawyers in America® listing for Real Estate Law. He was also selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers listing eight times and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers seven times.
- J.D., The George Washington University, 1964
- A.B., The George Washington University, 1961
- Development Experience:
- Developed, owned & managed four retail shopping centers in Fairfax and Loudoun counties including obtaining rezoning, special exception approval, site plan approval and building permits
- Developed, owned & participated in the management of three office buildings in Fairfax city and Fairfax and Loudoun counties, including obtaining rezoning, special exception approval, site plan approval and building permits
- Participated as counsel and as a principal in the rezoning, land development, site plan and subdivision approval for a 106-acre industrial park
- Participated as legal counsel and as a principal in the subdivision, site plan, land development and construction of 140 townhouses
- Reported Cases:
- The Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia v. Snell Construction Corp., 214 Va. 655, 202 S.E.2d 899 (1974)
Representation of landlords and tenants for commercial, office, retail and industrial properties including:
- Real Estate
- Land Use
- Banking & Finance
- Land Acquisition
- Construction & Sale of Properties
- Professional Organizations
- Fairfax Bar Association,
- Former Director & Treasurer
- Fairfax Bar Association,
- Professional Experience
- Former substitute judge for the Town of Herndon, Va.
- Former Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Herndon, Va.
- Former Assistant County Attorney for Fairfax County, Va.
- AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
- The Best Lawyers in America® 2009-2017 – Real Estate
- 2006-2013 Virginia Super Lawyer — Real Estate
- 2007-2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer — Real Estate
- Founding member and first President, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
- Member and past Master, Herndon Masonic Lodge No. 264, A.F. & A.M.
- Capital Hospice
- Co-Chair of the Corporate Group for Fundraising, In-Patient Facility in Loudoun County
- The Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.