Bio

Monika has experience in land use and zoning law in both the public and private sector. As a partner in Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin, her practice covers land use and zoning matters throughout Miami-Dade County, principally concentrating on Miami Beach. Her main areas of focus include representing developers and individual landowners with developmental approvals, permitting and administrative appeals.

She is also an experienced litigator, licensed to practice in both the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Earlier in her career, she served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of North Bay Village. In that capacity, she sat on the Village’s Zoning Board, providing them with legal counsel, drafting ordinances, and assisting in the development code and administrative procedures.

Prior to joining the firm, she practiced land use, governmental relations and municipal law at Rosen Switkes & Entin, where she secured governmental approvals for residential and commercial clients.

Monika graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she served as the Vice President of the Jewish Law Student Association, Clerk of Phi Alpha Delta and Coordinator of the Law Related Education Initiative.

She is a member of the Miami Beach Bar Association and the National Association of Professional Women as well as a former Board Member of the North Dade Bar Association.


Practice Specialties

  • Land Use and Zoning Matters
  • Appellate Litigation

Admission

Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


Education

  • St. Thomas University, School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Florida International University, B.S., 1998

Community

  • Member, Miami Beach Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Professional Women

Other Languages

Spanish


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