David J. Markowitz is a founding member of the firm. In practice since 1974, he has become counsel to many diverse businesses including those in the service, manufacturing, construction and real estate fields. He also represents many dental and medical practices. He is frequently called upon to assist in the formation of Limited Liability Companies and actively counsels his corporate and business clients. Business sales and acquisitions, stock purchase agreements, license agreements, employment agreements, management contracts and commercial leases are a few examples of matters which he negotiates and successfully resolves for his clients.
Since 1990 David has successfully developed an entertainment law practice emphasizing representation of singers, producers, songwriters and others involved with the music industry. The fact that music law is contract driven has fit well with his business law background. He has represented independent labels, production companies, producers and artists. Negotiating and closing contracts for artists presents the kind of challenge that he enjoys most in his entertainment law practice. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Sports and Entertainment Section of the Connecticut Bar Association since 2000 and he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Jazz Ensemble in 2002 and 2003.
David also has extensive experience in real estate development and land use, including inland/wetlands, planning and zoning and subdivisions. For twelve years he served as a member of the Canton Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency and served as its Chairman for ten of those twelve years. This experience has served him well in his representation of real estate developers, businesses and individuals facing a variety of issues.
David has been practicing condominium law since the late 1970s. He represents condominium developers, condominium associations and individual condominium unit owners. He is counsel to approximately three dozen condominium associations. He was an active member of the Connecticut chapter of the Community Associations Institute and was a member of its Lawyers Council for over 10 years.
A former member of the Connecticut Bar Association's real estate section, he served on its executive committee for ten years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1970 and received his Juris Doctor in 1974 from the University of Connecticut.
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