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Awards & Recognition
- AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Super Lawyers®
- The Best Lawyers in America® Environmental Law
- Environmental and Land Use Law
- Environmental and Land Use Permitting Matters
- Real Estate Transactions
- J.D., University of Miami, School of Law, cum laude, 1986
- M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Regional Planning, 1977
- B.S., Pennsylvania State University,1973
- The Florida Bar, Local Government Law Section
- The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section
- American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law Section
- American Bar Association, Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section
Michael E. Radell
IN MEMORIAM: March 9, 1951 ~ December 30, 2017
Michael E. Radell, a co-founder of our firm, passed away December 30, 2017 at age 66. Prior to establishing Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin with Jeffrey Bercow in 1996, Michael had practiced environmental and land use law with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and with Steel Hector & Davis. He practiced environmental and land use law for over 25 years.
He was a mentor to the younger attorneys in the firm, and helped teach many of them much of what they know about land use and environmental law. As the senior partner in the firm, he will be sorely missed.
Radell represented industrial and commercial developers, mining companies, and lending institutions in land use and environmental permitting matters at the local, state and federal levels involving Florida projects. Radell also represented clients in real estate transactions with regard to environmental and land use due diligence issues involving vacant and developed properties.
Mike negotiated settlement agreements with environmental regulatory agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water Management District, the Broward County Department of Natural Resources Protection, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Division of Environmental Resources Management.
Radell was a member of the Local Government Law Section and the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar. He was also a member of the State and Local Government Law Section, the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Industrial Association of Dade County and the Florida Atlantic Builders Association (formerly, the Builders Association of South Florida).
Prior to his practice in law, Mike was an environmental planner for Miami-Dade County from 1976 through 1985. He was involved in the development of Dade County’s Severable Use Rights Ordinance and was also the author of Miami-Dade County’s Infill Development Strategies Report. Radell was also actively involved in the development of the East Everglades Management Plan.
Mike graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, and earned a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania following attaining a Bachelors of Science from Pennsylvania State University. Radell was AV peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and had been consistently distinguished by numerous publications, including The Best Lawyers in America (since 2013), Super Lawyers (2008-2013) and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2008-2013).