David Constantino

Associate

Bio

David Constantino brings more than two decades of legal experience in both federal and states courts to Rolfes Henry.  He is licensed in both Florida and Massachusetts, and his work in various fields has taken him across the United States on behalf of his clients.

Over the course of his practice, David has developed an expertise in handling complex litigation matters, and has worked on behalf of technology consultation companies, franchisors, large condominium associations, financial advisory firms, stock brokerage houses, and large banking institutions to represent their interests, litigate on their behalf, and negotiate difficult multi-tiered disputes to his clients’ benefit.

Additionally, David spent time working as an attorney for the State of Florida, where he was tasked with investigating, evaluating, and prosecuting civil and criminal offenses involving securities transactions.  Outside of that service to the State, David has also litigated securities disputes in both state and federal courts and has served as lead counsel in numerous disputes concerning the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.  David’s proficiency in securities litigation is such that he was accepted as an Arbitration Panelist for FINRA in 2012.

In additional to his general practice and securities experience, David also has worked on behalf of small businesses and corporations in the commercial transactions and litigation context, providing legal representation to advisory firms, broker dealers, and others on corporate compliance matters, corporate governance materials, and required corporate filings; and he has been privileged to serve as counsel to individuals and families in providing estate probate representation.

Education

University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
LL.M. in Taxation, 2017

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
LL.M. in American Banking Law Studies, Concentration in Securities Regulation, 2000

Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Juris Doctor, 1995

Boston University - College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts
B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology, 1991

Admitted to Practice

Federal Courts:

  • United States District Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • United States District Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • United States District Court District of Colorado
  • United States District Court District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts

State Courts:

  • State of Florida
  • State of Massachusetts

Notable Experience

Publications

  • "Insurance and Annuities," Boston University Annual Review of Banking Law, May 2000

 

Significant Cases

  • Sec v Credit Bancorp, Ltd. 290 F.3d 80. (2002)

Professional Certifications

  • FINRA public arbitrator
  • FINRA Series 63

Memberships

  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member of the Florida Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney for the Immigration Legal Assistance Program (obtained asylum for political refugees) 2010-2012
  • Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association

Recognitions

  • President of the Board of Trustees to the Federal Sq. Condominium Trust (80 units) 2008-2013
  • Secretary of the Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School Chapter of the Public Interest Law Society

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Auto Accident Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Civil Defense Litigation
  • Claim Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Condominium / Homeowners' Association Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Probate
  • Professional Licensing
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Litigation
  • Real Estate