David is also the founder of the popular group Ask a Startup Lawyer, a group focused on providing free resources to entrepreneurs and an active Venture Coach and former fellow at The University of Miami’s Launchpad.
David earned his bachelors of science in finance, cum laude, with a focus on entrepreneurial development from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.
David is a true startup lawyer who works closely with his clients and believes in investing in their success.
JOHN W. SALMON, is a natural mediator with a broad-based educational, legal and business background. He is a graduate of Penn State University “with Distinction,” the University of Florida College of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University where he was an adjunct faculty member in the College of Business for over 15 years. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at the FIU College of Law teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution.
John is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Diplomate Member and past President of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. John was the 2010 recipient of the Florida Academy’s Award of Merit for service to the mediation community in Florida. He has served as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and as Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Committee.
In addition to having mediated over 7,000 cases, John has also served as both a binding and non-binding arbitrator and Special Magistrate for discovery matters. He is a frequent lecturer on “Appropriate Dispute Resolution”, often incorporating martial arts and mediation techniques into his presentations. He is a Nidan – Second Degree Black Belt – with the Cuong Nhu Martial Arts Association.