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David A. Gart is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Private Client Services Practice Group.

David is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney and has been recognized among the Best Lawyers in America® in Trusts and Estates. He has over 30 years of experience counseling clients on ways to protect their financial interests in their estate planning, probate, taxation and real estate matters. David is experienced in handling estate planning for foreign entrepreneurs, executives and other individuals. He offers extensive knowledge in trusts, such as charitable, life insurance and qualified domestic trusts, as well as gift and income tax matters. A former certified public accountant, David also helps companies with their business and real estate transactions.

David is the author of a chapter on “Wills and Testamentary Trusts,” published by the American Bar Association.


  • George Washington University, J.D. with honors, 1977
  • University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Boca Helping Hands
  • Planned Giving Council
    • Former Member, Board of Directors


Practice Areas


  • Author, Chapter 22, “Wills and Testamentary Trusts,” American Bar Association Practical Guide to Estate Planning, 2011