The Legal 500 2019 Cites Firm for its Outstanding Work in Land Use/Zoning Law in Miami

May 31, 2019

The Legal 500, widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide, has recognized Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin as a “Leading Firm” in Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning in its 2019 Directory.

Managing Partner Jeffrey Bercow was named a “Leading Lawyer” and recognized in the publication’s “Hall of Fame,” which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. There are only two members nationally in the Hall of Fame in Land Use/Zoning law.  This is Bercow’s eighth consecutive year recognized as an elite leading lawyer by the Legal 500.

Shareholder Melissa Tapanes Llahues was recognized once again this year as a “Recommended Attorney” in the Land Use/Zoning category.

Writing about the firm, The Legal 500 highlights Bercow and Tapanes Llahues and several recent successful matters, noting that they “assisted real estate developer CK Privé Group with obtaining city council approval for Uptown Biscayne, an approximately 1 million square foot project in North Miami Beach involving a 16-story residential tower, retail, office and parking space. Additionally, the team acted for Babylon International, the owner of a property in downtown Miami, in the successful challenge of the designation of historical significance assigned to an Arquitectonica-designed building on the client’s property, which allowed for the structure to be demolished and for the rezoning of the site.”

More than 250,000 corporate counsel were surveyed and interviewed in the past year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.

“Our team of experienced researchers – which includes both qualified journalists and lawyers – spend several months each year conducting in-depth research into the market,” the publication writes on its website. “The primary source of our information is the law firms themselves, and the information they provide is often not for public consumption. This allows us to properly assess them against one another, practice area by practice area. We also gather feedback from peers and clients to assess their overall visibility and reputation. The process culminates in detailed rankings and editorial, providing buyers of legal services with an objective analysis of the US market that is updated annually.”

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