David Avitabile Real Estate Land Use Development Lawyer



David Avitabile is a real estate attorney who focuses his practice on land use and development. In his practice, David advises clients on all aspects of entitlement and permitting processes in the District of Columbia, including zoning, historic preservation, public space, building code compliance, and other local regulatory processes. He also represents clients in land use and development litigation at both the trial and appellate stages.

David works with a broad mix of clients, including those in the residential, educational, office, hospitality, and cultural industries. He advises on a wide range of development project types, ranging from ground-up construction to adaptive reuse and conversion of existing commercial buildings to new uses.


  • Chambers USA, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, District of Columbia, 2019-2024


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA)
  • Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers (HEREL)
  • Virginia Bar Association


  • University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D., 2005)
  • Georgetown University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2000)
    • with honors