Daniel S. Rosenbaum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Rosenbaum PLLC
 | 250 Australian Avenue South, 5th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-653-2900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (20%),
  • Construction Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Daniel S. Rosenbaum is the managing member of Rosenbaum PLLC, a West Palm Beach, Florida, law firm handling a broad spectrum of litigation and appellate needs for a diverse range of clients. Since his admission to the bar in 1980, Mr. Rosenbaum has devoted his practice to litigation, a focus that has enabled him to gain extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout Florida and other governmental tribunals. He has particularly extensive experience in matters of casualty and insurance litigation; business and commercial litigation; governmental, land use and construction litigation; and, labor and employment litigation.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Rosenbaum has repeatedly been recognized by various publications for his work in securing cutting-edge trial and appellate opinions.  Mr. Rosenbaum has also obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts, including a verdict  recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2009.  Mr. Rosenbaum has been repeatedly selected as a Best Lawyer, a Top Attorney in Florida, a Top Lawyer in South Florida, a Legal Elite, a Super Lawyer, a finalist in two catagories as Most Effective Lawyer by Daily Business Review, and as an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%)

Land Use/Zoning (20%)

Construction Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2011 - 2017

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About Daniel Rosenbaum

Admitted: 1980, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.r-mlaw.com/attorney_detail.cfm?staff=Daniel%20S%2...

Honors and Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Florida in Commercial Litigation, 2014
  • One of South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Attorneys in Florida, Best Lawyers and The Wall Street Journal, 2013
  • One of Florida's Top Attorneys, The Wall Street Journal, 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Florida in General Litigation, 2012
  • Florida's Best Lawyers, 2012
  • One of South Florida's Top Lawyers, Miami Herald, 2011
  • Best Lawyer® in Commercial Litigation, 2011
  • One of the Top 20 Verdicts in the United States, Buckley Towers v. QBE Insurance Case, Jury Verdict of $20.4 Million Dollars, National Law Journal, 2009
  • Complex Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation, Most Effective Lawyers Award, Daily Business Review, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer Rating
  • Top Lawyer in Florida, The South Florida Legal Guide
  • "Legal Elite", Florida Trend Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1999
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1981
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • Florida, 1980

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Soto v. Halo Polo, LLC etal, Case No. 13-CV-80716-Middlebrooks/Brannon, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (Defense Jury Verdict on all Counts entered February 25, 2014; Defense of FLSA Act and Minimum Wage Claim), 2014
  • Cohn v. The Grand Condominium Association, Inc., 62 So.3d 1120 (Fla. 2011), 2009
  • QBE Insurance Corporation v. Dome Condominium Association, Inc., Case No. 08-20906-CIV- Gonzalez, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Jury Verdict of Approximately $3.87 million rendered December 18, 2009
  • Brough v. Imperial Sterling Limited, 297 F. 3d 1172 (11th Cir. 2002) (Damages too speculative too award under Florida law)
  • Jennes, et. al. v. Ocwen Federal Bank FSB, case No. 99-8681 CIV-Ryskamp, aff'd Jennes, et. al. v. Ocwen Federal Bank FSB, Case No. 02-10265-EE, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Opinion of January 28, 2003) (Defense of Fair Labor Standards Act and Incentive Compensation Plan claims)
  • Buckley Towers Condominium, Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corp., Case No. 07-22988-CIV-Moreno/Torres (jury verdict of approximately $20.4 million on February 13, 2009 for Hurricane Wilma damages) (Amended Final Judgment of $24,986,750 entered on May 14, 2009)
  • United States of America v. Sea Winds of Marco, Inc., 893 F. Supp. 1051 (M.D. Fla. 1995) (Defense of Justice Department lawsuit for Fair Housing Act violations)
  • Savanna Club Worship Service, Inc. v. Savanna Club Homeowners Association, Inc., 456 F. Supp. 2d. 1223 (S.D. Fla. 2005) (Fair Housing Act violations for religious activities)
  • Spitz, et al v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Company v. Minkin, Case No. 95-CV-3566, Central District of California, (Appealed in case No. 99-55403 (9th Cir. 2000) (Appeal of omitted class member in multi-district class-action litigation relating to the sales of interest-sensitive insurance policies)
  • Binder v. Rainbow Medical, Inc., 831 So. 2d 254 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2002) (Misrepresentation class action in the sale of securities)
  • Old Port Cove Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Old Port Cove Properties, LTD., Inc., 534 So. 2d 924 (Fla. 4th DCA 1988) (Environmental limitation on expansion of marina which jeopardized protected species)
  • Town of Manalapan v. Rechler, 674 So. 2d 789 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996) rev. denied, 684 So.2d 1353 (Fla. 1996). (Writ of mandamus for public records requests made simultaneous with pending litigation)
  • Town of Palm Beach v. State Department of Natural Resources, 577 So. 2d 1383 (Fla. 4th DCA 1991) (Jurisdictional limitations between local government and State of Florida in relation to passage of environmental ordinance)
  • Zamecnik v. Palm Beach County, 768 So. 2d 1217 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000) (Eminent domain proceedings to construct municipal golf course on noise impacted land by aircraft using primary runway at Palm Beach International Airport)
  • Markham v. PPI, Inc., 843 So. 2d 922 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003) (Ad valorem taxation of Pompano Harness Track)
  • Sandpiper Cove Condominium Association, Inc. v. Diamondhead Shelter, Case No. BH-176 (Fla. 1st DCA 1986) (Condominium association acquired rights by quasi-easement over tract owned by developer)
  • Royal Ambassador Condominium Association, Inc. v. East Coast Supply Corp., 495 So. 2d 932 (Fla. 4th DCA 1986) (Mechanics and materialmens liens are required to be imposed upon condominium units in their pro-rata share of liability)
  • Condominiums on the Intracoastal, Inc. v. Barnett Bank of Palm Beach County, 502 So. 2d 84 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987) (Bank not entitled to enjoin meeting of unit owners to pass amendment to affect bank's rights)
  • Abbey Park Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Bowen, 508 So. 2d 554 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987) (An injunction, which is perpetual in time, is unlawful. Also, unit owner may not avoid liability for assessments for association's failure to maintain common areas, because covenants are not dependent upon each other)
  • Boca Grande Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Boca Development Associates, Inc., 570 So. 2d 1091 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990) (Deed restriction against development of commercial property did not preclude construction of large commercial shopping center)
  • In re Lot 20, Block H, Revised Map of Royal Park Addition to Palm Beach, Fla., 603 So. 2d 714 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992) (Constitutional homestead protection superior to Statewide Prosecutor's RICO lien)
  • High Point of Delray Beach West Condominium Association Section 3, Inc. v. Nielsen, 594 So. 2d 828 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992) (Reliance upon developer's exemption letter does not constitute estoppel for alleged medical necessity)
  • Ocean Trail Unit Owners Association, Inc. v. Mead, 650 So. 2d 4 (Fla. 1994) (Association entitled to assess unit owners to pay judgment for illegal actions of board, and settlement with insurance carrier and related actions to mitigate damages)
  • Bank One, Dayton, N.A. v. Sunshine Meadows Condominium Association, Inc., 641 So. 2d 1333 (Fla. 1994) (Mortgage of commercial lender incorporated into common elements of condominium)
  • Ocwen Financial Corp. v. Holman, 769 So. 2d 481 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000) (Arbitration clause in complicated purchase and sale agreement for a business required all claims to go to arbitration)
  • Berg v. Bridle Path Homeowners Association, Inc., 809 So. 2d 32 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002) (Burden of proof concerning passage of validity of homeowners assessments improperly shifted to the defendant where defendant's pleading placed them at issue)
  • Weinstein Design Group, Inc. v. Cecil Fielder, 884 So. 2d 990 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004) (Unlawful commercial use of major league baseball player’s name)
  • Alpha 2001, Inc./Omega 2011, LLC v. Bookstein, 993 So. 2d 731 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006) (Entitlement to shares in predecessor corporation where merger intended to defeat creditor's rights)
  • Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc., v. Old Port Cove Condominium Association One, Inc., 986 So. 2d 1279 (Fla. 2008)
  • Chalfonte Condominium Apartment Association, Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 526 F. Supp. 2d 1251 (S.D. Fla. 2007) (Order on post trial motions on jury verdict of approximately 8.1 million dollars for Hurricane Wilma damages)
  • Chalfonte Condominium Apartment Association, Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 561 F.3d 1267 (11th Cir. 2009) U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (Five certified questions of Florida law sent to Florida Supreme Court)

Educational Background:

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Arizona State University, B.S., 1977
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250 Australian Avenue South
5th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-653-2900


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Last Updated: 3/29/2017

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