Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes, a boutique law firm specializing in land use, zoning and environmental law, announced today that it has promoted associate attorney Carli M. Koshal to a partner of the firm. She joined the firm in 2012.
“We’re excited to add another promising firm associate to the ranks of ‘Partner,’ as a way to acknowledge her outstanding efforts on behalf of our clients,” said Jeffrey Bercow, managing partner. “Carli has an exceptional understanding of form-based codes, and her technologic savvy is helpful in bridging gaps between design professionals and local government staff. She is developing niches in transit-oriented development projects and is at the forefront of our firm’s work in Wynwood and Coconut Grove. “
Koshal previously worked as a legal extern for Florida Power & Light / Next Era Energy, where she assisted Next Era’s environmental counsel in regulatory compliance. Following her work with Next Era, she served as a research assistant for the University of Florida Oil Spill Research Team, funded by the McIntosh Foundation, which developed reports for use by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Task Force in creating a Gulf restoration plan for President Obama. She also gained practical field experience as an ECO Intern with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
Koshal earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, with a certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. She completed both graduate and undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Masters of Environmental Studies with a concentration in Geology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Biology and minors in Psychology and Organizational and Environmental Management.
Carli is a native of Surfside, and formerly served on the Town of Surfside’s Planning and Zoning Board. She currently lives in the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami.