David M. Mechanik

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Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Tampa, FL

Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.
 | 305 South Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-521-8049
Fax: 813-276-1560
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Environmental (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    President and shareholder at Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A., David M. Mechanik devotes his practice to cases that involve real estate, land use, zoning, environmental and historic preservation matters, development agreements and governmental relations. He is based in Tampa, Florida, and works with clients in Tampa, Clearwater, Plant City, Bartow and Lakeland, as well as Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

    After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from the University of South Florida, Mr. Mechanik went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in 1977.

    The American Planning Association has designated Mr. Mechanik as a Certified Planner. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. As a mediator, Mr. Mechanik mediates cases in all facets of real estate and other commercial matters.

    Over the course of his career, he has been involved in a number of significant projects including International Plaza, Harbour Island, Tampa Palms, Amalie Arena and the Tampa Port Authority Cruise Ship Terminals and Sparkman’s Wharf in Tampa. His projects also include the On Top of the Word developments in Ocala and Clearwater and Pineapple Square in Sarasota and Edward J. DeBartolo malls throughout the state of Florida. 

    Mr. Mechanik has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Outside of his practice, Mr. Mechanik has served on a number of local boards and committees. He has worked with the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as well as task forces for the Super Bowl and transportation.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Land Use/Zoning
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Environmental


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    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2021

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    About David Mechanik

    Admitted: 1977, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://floridalandlaw.com/mechanik

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • AICP, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • City of Tampa Task Force which lured the Tampa Bay Lightning to downtown Tampa; involved in the land assemblage and financing for Amalie Arena 
    • President of the Westshore Alliance; currently serves as an Ex Officio member of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors 
    • Chairman of the Growth Management and Planning Implementation Councils; of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce; currently co-chairs the Policy Council and member of the Board of Directors 
    • Vice-Chairman of the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board 

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough County Regional Transit Authority (HART) 
    • Hillsborough County Economic Prosperity Committee  
    • Hillsborough County Transportation Task Force 
    • President of Tampa Historic Streetcar, Inc. 
    • Chairman and member of the Tampa Sports Authority Board of Directors 
    • Founding member and Chairman of the Tampa Downtown Partnership; currently serves on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors 
    • Certified Planner (AICP), as designated by the American Planning Association and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

    Educational Background:

    • Nova University, J.D., 1977
    • University of South Florida, B.A., 1974
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    Office Location for David M. Mechanik

    305 South Boulevard
    Tampa, FL 33606

    Phone: 813-521-8049

    Fax: 813-276-1560

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