David L. Schick J.D., LL.M.


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"[David] has a keen awareness of corporate matters and issues, as well as a full understanding of healthcare law."

— Chambers USA 2014


David Schick’s practice is focused on representing physicians in healthcare law and in business and corporate (profit and not-for-profit) law. He represents numerous medical groups, including hospital-based physician groups (e.g., anesthesiology, radiology and hospitalist groups).

David has been representing physicians in all aspects of their professional endeavors for more than 33 years, including in connection with their relationships with hospitals. He handles issues involving medical staff bylaws, and exclusive (and other) service agreements between physician groups and hospitals, including physician employment agreements.

David also represents many physician groups in connection with acquisitions, exclusively representing the physician side of the equation. David does not represent the hospital or the private equity purchaser of the physician practice. Consequently, David’s focus is on protecting the physicians’ best interest in these transactions.

David’s healthcare experience also entails setting up ambulatory surgical centers, imaging centers and joint ventures to own sophisticated equipment, such as PET scanners, MRIs and CTs, as well as developing corporate compliance plans. David also has a deep knowledge of the complexities of Medicare fraud and abuse, false claims and reimbursement issues, Stark requirements and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

David’s healthcare, corporate and tax background also allows him to represent physicians, as well as virtually any other business, in connection with entity formation and dissolution, and the preparation of sophisticated business agreements. These agreements include, but are not limited to, operating, partnership, buy-sell, purchase and sale, joint venture, management, employment and independent contractor agreements, as well as letters of intent, opinion letters and advice memoranda.

David’s practice also involves designing ERISA-qualified retirement plans, tax planning, IRS and Florida tax controversies, tax litigation and estate planning. He represents numerous individuals, small and large corporations, family-owned businesses and professional associations, in addition to his focus of representing physicians.

David has a master’s degree in tax law, and his wide scope of experience as a corporate, tax, ERISA and healthcare lawyer makes him unique in the state of Florida and the country. He has used this background to accomplish the above, and also to develop sophisticated techniques designed to help physicians, business owners, and their corporate entities protect their assets (particularly accounts receivable, equipment, and real estate) from the claims of creditors.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Chambers USA: Healthcare in Florida (2014 to 2021)
    • Band 4 (2021 to 2022), Band 2 (2015 to 2019), Band 3 (2014, 2020)
  • Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Orlando: Corporate Law (2006 to Present)
    • Orlando: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2006 to Present)
    • Orlando: Health Care Law (2016 to Present)
  • Florida "Super Lawyer" (2012 to 2020)
  • Orlando Magazine "Best Lawyer" (2008 to present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent


  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • SHARES International: Board Member
  • Association of Independent Doctors
    • Founding Member
    • Board Member



  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida


  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 1988
  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1984, with honors