Dave Beltrami is a lawyer and writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been practicing law for approximately 23 years, primarily representing clients in general business, real estate, and debt and equity financing transactions, with an emphasis on issues related to the home building industry. He also has experience in other practice areas such as labor and employment law, taxation, estate planning, and dispute resolution. Dave attended the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1990 and his Masters of Law (Taxation) degree in 1991. While at Georgetown, he successfully tried a civil jury trial in the Landlord-Tenant Branch of the D.C. Superior Court, as a member of D.C. Law Students in Court Clinical Program, obtaining what was believed to be the largest tenant verdict in the history of the program at that time. He also served as a summer law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C, in its Economic Crimes Division. Dave completed his undergraduate studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1987, magna cum laude. At Rollins, he was awarded with several honors, including the Phi Delta Theta Merit Scholarship Award, and membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) honor societies. He also participated in many campus activities, including broadcasting the sports news and providing expert commentary for basketball games on the WPRK campus radio station, and serving as a Co-Founder and Vice President of the Rollins College Investments Club.


    Will Clergy Be Next Target of Supreme Court?

    The big story today is not really the Supreme Court declaring that States can no longer prohibit same-sex marriages.  Its previous opinion, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, clearly foreshadowed the result announced today.  The bigger story is whether this newly discovered right to same-sex marriage under the Fourteenth Amendment will trump another individual’s long-standing right under the First Amendment to exercise his or | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Should – But Won’t – Adopt Harry Reid’s Rule

    Republicans have seen how Democrats intend to act as the minority party in the Senate, continually blocking bills to thwart the majority.  It is time for to change the Senate rules, just like did last year for the Democrats when he was in charge, to immediately suspend the filibuster rules.  In fact, McConnell should go beyond Reid’s rule, which Reid limited to judicial nominations and | Read More »

    Election Night A Blue Loss, Not a Red Victory

    Election Night A Blue Loss, Not a Red Victory

    My head is spinning from the massive post-election spin regarding who is responsible for the GOP victory.  On the right, Karl Rove is taking credit for intervening in the primaries to “protect” the GOP from fielding “unelectable” candidates in the general election.  Tea Partiers are taking credit for turning out and holding their collective noses to vote for moderate candidates who were not good but | Read More »

    The Soviet-Style Attack on Freedom by Unelected Bureaucrats

    The Soviet-Style Attack on Freedom by Unelected Bureaucrats

    All across the country, people are getting notices that their bank accounts are being closed.  Why?  Even though the account holders have perfectly legal jobs, the Department of Justice does not like what they do for a living. Sometimes I wonder if I am living in the old iron-curtain Soviet Union, instead of the land of the free! According to a recent USA Today report, | Read More »

    Don’t Let Them Take Your Freedom of Speech!

    The ruling class in Washington continually demands that we surrender “just a little bit” of our freedom, private property, or some other constitutionally-guaranteed right, and accept “just a little bit” of federal micromanagement and domination, to achieve whatever collective goal they deem best for us.  Just give us back some of your rights, and you will love what we do with them. We promise! One | Read More »

    Open Letter to Hank Aaron about his Ku Klux Klan Comparison

    Dear Hank Aaron:  In your interview with USA Today, published earlier this week, you compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan, saying: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. The bigger difference | Read More »

    Mozilla and Obama: Great Topic for College Entrance Exams

    This week, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned, succumbing to tremendous pressure following reports that Eich, back in 2008, had donated $1,000 to a California group advocating the position that marriage should be between a man and a woman. President Barack Obama, in that same 2008 election, apparently agreed with Eich’s 2008 position, saying:  “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.  I am not in favor | Read More »

    D.C. Ruling Class: Blame Cruz, Retain Power

    Did Senator Ted Cruz single-handedly shut down the federal government this past October? I know the 2013 shutdown is an old topic, but it really serves to illustrate the unfortunate political concept that the truth does not matter, only what people perceive to be the truth.  And the shutdown continues to remain relevant today, as people continue to use their perception of what happened in | Read More »

    The Two Obamas

    Has anyone noticed that President Obama seems to have some kind of “Jekyll and Hyde thing” going on, depending upon whether the issue is domestic or foreign policy? On the domestic front, Obama rules with an iron fist, sitting on high from his throne and mandating what is allowed and what is prohibited for his subjects. He runs the country a bit like England, except | Read More »

    A Dangerous Call for Anarchy

    Senator Bob Menendez, a sitting U.S. Senator from New Jersey, has publicly urged President Obama to violate our laws intentionally, and worse, has called it a “tragedy” and an “outrage” that President Obama is refusing to do so.  In the article entitled Latino group leader: Obama is ‘deporter in chief’, Menendez is quoted as follows: “While we continue waiting for the House of Representatives to wake | Read More »