Chambers USA Awards Firm Top Ranking in Zoning/ Land Use Law in South Florida

June 13, 2022

Miami, June 13, 2022 – For the second year in a row, Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal guides in the world, has ranked Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes in Band 1 in the area of Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Law – South Florida, the highest recognition given by Chambers. The firm is ranked highest among five South Florida firms at the top of this specialty area in the 2022 Chambers USA Directory.

Jeffrey Bercow, co-founder and managing partner of the firm, and shareholders and name partners, Michael Larkin and Melissa Tapanes Llahues, were also recognized in the highest categories for lawyers in zoning and land use law.

Chambers USA annually ranks U.S. law firms and individual attorneys based on in-depth telephone interviews with law firm clients and other attorneys. For more than 20 years Chamber has published independent and objective research-based directories of the legal profession. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings.

The 2022 Chambers USA Directory, in summarizing the work of Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes, wrote that the firm is a “highly respected presence in the Miami region” and “regularly represents developers and owners of real estate in securing a range of zoning, land use and environmental permits.”

Bercow, ranked in Chambers USA since 2004, was praised for doing his work exceptionally well, describing him as “one of the best” and noting “he is effective, especially in adversarial situations” Larkin was recognized for his work and “strong presence” in the City of Miami Beach. Tapanes was described as “tenacious and zealous in the representation of clients” and was recognized for her variety of qualities and knowledge in her practice.

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes, located at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 300, Miami, was established in 1996. The firm handles all aspects of local, state and federal real estate permitting and licensing, including zoning approvals, amendments of local government comprehensive plans, site planning, due diligence reviews, growth management, concurrency, environmental and permitting matters.

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