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David K. Minacci

David K. Minacci, Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, has more than 15 years of experience in collections and bankruptcy law, business litigation and real estate. He serves as the prosecuting attorney for the Board of Architecture and Interior Design. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1995 and to the State Bar of Georgia in 1996. He joined Smith Thompson in 2002 from the Department of Management Services where he was Director of State Purchasing. He previously served as acting director of the Division of Professions, deputy general counsel and executive director of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers while employed with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He has served for numerous years as a youth baseball coach in Tallahassee.

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 1995
  • Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2012


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1995, J.D.
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 1992, B.S.
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Major: Police Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Real Property, Probate Law Section of the Florida Bar

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Hearings and Adjudication
  • Collections and Repossessions
  • Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcy (Litigation, Reorganizations and Restructuring)
  • Construction Law
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Debt Discharge
  • Foreclosures
  • Garnishment
  • Licensing
  • Mortgages and Foreclosures
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Residential Real Estate

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, 2015
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization Book Award, 1995
  • Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor, 1992

Representative Cases

  • Mowrey Elevator Co. v. Automated Integration, 745 So.2d 1046 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
  • Grandal v. Department of Business & Professional Regulation, 764 So.2d 940 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000)
  • Thomas v. Bender, 516 Fed. Appx. 875 (11th Cir. 2013)

Representative Clients

Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design


Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Classes/Seminars Taught

David K. Minacci has lectured extensively on the practice of architecture and interior design to numerous chapters of the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, Florida A&M University, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the Department of Environmental Protection.

Past Employment Positions

  • Florida Department of Management Services, Director of State Purchasing, 2002
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Deputy General Counsel, 2000 – 2002