About WDFloyd

Dave Floyd is a lawyer and consultant in Austin, Texas. He works with the Foskitt Law Office.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Floyd Real Estate




I'm pleased to announce that Sara Foskitt and I have formed Floyd Real Estate, LLC.  The web address is FloydRE.com, and the website will be up soon along with additional information.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lone Star Rail News

I just heard on 590AM News that the Austin City Council voted to:

Approve a resolution authorizing the negotiation and execution of an amendment to the interlocal cooperation agreement between the City and Lone Star Rail District to set the City’s increment participation level for the Transportation Infrastructure Zone funding at 50% and extending the “Two Year Timeline” viability measure.

It's good to see some progress from the city on the Lone Star Rail project.   If you followed my city council campaign, then you probably read/heard me mention this project as the right way to approach rail transit in the greater Austin area.  It involves taking the Union Pacific tracks that run from Georgetown to San Antonio (i.e., the freight tracks that go down the middle of MoPac) and turning them into passenger lines for local and regional commuting.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dave Floyd: New Firm and New Business After City Council Campaign



Now that the election is over, I'm back in action as a lawyer and consultant.   I have joined my fiancee's law firm, The Foskitt Law Office, as an attorney and the Director of Business Development. I will continue to work with issues involving business and insurance law, as well as firm matters involving real estate law.  Furthermore, the firm is now a Fee Attorney for Capstone Title (i.e., a real estate closing office).

In addition to working with The Foskitt Law Office, I am also continuing to work with the fitness start-up Gritness.  If you haven't been to the site yet, check it out.

+Dave Floyd

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Community Garden Bill

This seems like a bill (filed at the Texas Legislature) that would interest a few folks in Austin: H.B. 262 would limit liability for the owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Creative Fund Holiday Party



From the Creative Fund's Facebook Page:

Celebrate the holidays with The Creative Fund!
Enjoy holiday themed concoctions, various festive kickshaws to nibble on, snickers & chuckles from Trouble Puppet Theater & special musical performance from the hardscrabble band of knaves known as The Misfit Toys. 
Other holiday diversions including a raffled white elephant gift exchange, mistletoe shenanigans & the opportunity to feed Santa or perhaps even sit on his lap! 
RSVP for free admission or consider a one time donation with your RSVP now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tcf-holiday-celebration-tickets-2072297297 
Special shout out to our friends at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Trouble Puppet Theatre, The Misfit Toys, Tito's Vodka, Apothic Wines and our amazing events team 
Keep an eye out for other upcoming Creative Fund events.  There may be a Creative Experience on 11/20.  I'll announce it here if so.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Last Day to Register to Vote

Do you need to register to vote or update your voter information? You can do it today and enjoy a delicious sandwich at the same time. Deputy voter registrars will be at area ThunderCloud Subs all day:http://www.traviscountydemocrats.org/thundercloud-registration-deadline-day/

Friday, May 30, 2014

Creative Fund "3" Third Anniversary Party



Join The Creative Fund tomorrow night as it celebrates it's third anniversary with the "3" signature event.  We'll also be celebrating the fact that we've sponsored over 50 shows in the past 3 years, and that we're about to give away another round of Q Rental Subsidy Awards.

Buy your tickets now.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gritness

I've been doing a lot of work with the start-up Gritness for the past year.   Gritness is a network which facilitates the creation and organization of cycling, running, yoga, and group fitness activities.  It's an Austin based start-up founded by two avid cyclists.  The project has come a long way, and I'm pleased to see this great article about Gritness and its founders in the Austin Business Journal.  Also, Gritness was just placed on a list of Top 10 New Android Apps Worth Checking Out.  Don't worry, fellow iPhone users, there is an app for you as well.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Austin City Council District 5



Yes, the rumors are true.  I am running for Austin City Council to represent District 5.  I filed the treasurer form with the Austin City Clerk this afternoon.  Nick Laurent, an attorney with McGinnis Lochridge and a Zilker neighborhood resident, is the treasurer of the #FloydFor5 campaign.  Monty Exter, a resident of Shady Hollow, has signed on to be Finance Chair.   Stay tuned for more information.  We'll have a website and Facebook page up soon.  You can follow me on Twitter at @wdfloyd and you can look for the hashtag #FloydFor5

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

AYLA Retro Vegas Tickets Are Now on Sale



Austin Young Chamber Survey

Have you taken the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Survey? I helped develop this survey along with other members of the AYC Economic Development Commitee.  Your answers will help AYC gather unprecedented information about the young professional community in our city. Take it now, then share it with co-workers and colleagues. 


The Creative Fund's Signature Event: "3"


3 is The Creative Fund’s third annual signature event to celebrate more than 50 funded performances and announce the latest recipients of the Q Subsidy Reward Program.

On May 31st from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Creative Fund will invade Wanderlust Yoga for an evening of food, drink, performances, and games.
Early Bird Event tickets are $50 per person or $90 for two. Members of the Creative Fund get in for FREE. 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Man of the Year

Sara Foskitt and Dave Floyd



Thanks to the hard work of the Fight with Floyd Team, we raised a truckload of money for The South Central Texas Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Our team included:


We had a great time with our team fundraising events, including trivia night at Dive Bar & Lounge and our Dancing-for-Dollars at Donn's Depot (the latter made possible by generous dance lessons from Go Dance Studios).

The Grand Finale Gala was very fun.  The team and guests filled my table, as well as tables purchased by De Leon & Washburn, PC, and United Health Care.


+Dave Floyd is a lawyer with De Leon & Washburn as well as a possible candidate for Austin City Council District 5.  

#FloydFor5

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Austin Bar Trivia Night: 5/22 at The Tavern



Austin Lawyers: Join the Austin Bar Association for another exciting night of trivia action at The Tavern Austin. Amaze your friends and impress your enemies with displays of knowledge as you get quizzed by Dave Floyd and Amy Welborn Hutchins.

Form a team of 3-6. Larger teams are suggested (for people who like winning). Price is $25/person in advance, $30/person at the door. Proceeds go to benefit the Austin Bar Foundation. 

Register online here: https://austinbar.webconnex.com/trivia514

AYLA Retro Vegas is Back for 2014!



The 3rd annual Austin Young Lawyers Association Retro Vegas Party is in the works.  Save the date for 6/21.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

AYLA wins TYLA Awards

From the AYLA Facebook page:

AYLA was just named as having the best comprehensive programming for a large city bar association in Texas for the second year in a row by the Texas Young Lawyers Association! AYLA received 1st Place Public Service Project (The Reentry Project), 2nd Place Member Service Project (AYLA Trial Academy), and 1st Place Comprehensive! Congratulations to the Austin Young Lawyers Association, its Board of Directors, and members!
This is great news!  I love working with Austin Young Lawyers Association, and am very happy about becoming the AYLA Board Secretary for the 2014-2015 bar year.   Also, finding out that the Reentry Project won 1st Place in the Public Service Project Category is especially nice considering AYLA just received a grant to translate it into Spanish.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Man of the Year

This is it.  Team Fight with Floyd has until 3p today to collect online donations for the 2014 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year fundraising campaign.  Through online fundraising, live events, and the amazing generosity of our supporters we're raised a truckload of money for blood cancer research.  That being said, we'd like to blow out our fundraising here in the home stretch.  

You only get to run for man of the year once.  If you've been wanting to donate to my campaign, now is your last chance. http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sctx/austin14/DaveFloyd

Donations of all sizes help, and if you have a friend who cares about our cause please forward this email their way.

Thanks for your support! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

AYLA Austin Reentry Project



Great news on the AYLA front. The Austin Bar Foundation has given AYLA a grant to make a Spanish version of the Austin Re-entry video. By re-entry, we mean folks leaving jail to re-enter society. 

Watch the Re-entry video, which has a cavalcade of (Bar & Grill) stars as well as other awesome lawyers.  I appear in the first segment (along with +Ellie Carroll) to discuss dealing with criminal records.

And if you like the idea of this video as well as trivia, then join us at for Austin Bar Association trivia night at The Tavern Austin on 5/22. Proceeds go to the Austin Bar Foundation, the very same folks who are making the Spanish translation possible.