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David J. Butter focuses his practice on land use and zoning matters. He represents clients in virtually all aspects of the development approval process, including pre-purchase site due diligence, land use amendments, permitting, and zoning applications.

Greenberg Traurig’s South Florida Land Use Team has made an impact throughout the state. View a map of the team’s work on Miami’s skyline.



  • Legal Intern, Hon. Cory J. Ciklin, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal, 2018

Recognition & Leadership

  • Volunteer of the Year, The Tallahassee Democrat, 2017
  • Silver Knight Award Honoree, The Miami Herald, 2013
  • President, Miami Country Day School Alumni Association, 2024-Present
    • Vice President, 2022-2024
    • Co-Chair, Community Service, 2019-2021
  • Member, Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute, 2023
  • Member, Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    • Leadership Development Institute, Class of 2022
    • Member, Financial Review Subcommittee, 2022-Present
  • Member, Miami-Dade County Bar Association
    • Member, Environmental and Land Use Committee
  • Volunteer, Food Rescue U.S.
  • Volunteer, Feeding South Florida
  • Volunteer, Little Lighthouse Foundation


  • J.D., Florida International University College of Law
    • Dean’s Scholar
    • Senior Staff Writer, FIU Law Review
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Florida State University
    • Candidate, Truman Scholarship
  • Florida
  • Spanish, Conversational