Chambers USA Gives Top Individual and Firm Ranking in Zoning/Land Use Law to Miami Attorney Jeffrey Bercow and Bercow Radell & Fernandez
MIAMI (June 5, 2014) – Bercow Radell & Fernandez is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year it has been recognized by Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal guides in the world. Firm co-founder and managing partner, Jeffrey Bercow, was ranked in the top tier, known as Band 1, in the area of Zoning/Land Use Law – Florida. The firm was also given the top Band 1 ranking.
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.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by Chambers USA for our hard work and diligence,” Bercow said. “All of our attorneys and support staff are to be commended for another year of excellence and commitment.”
In singling out Bercow Radell & Fernandez, the 2014 edition of Chambers USA writes that the firm is comprised of “highly respected land use and zoning specialists with impressive expertise in all aspects of the practice,” and has “considerable experience in securing amendments to comprehensive plans.”
Firm clients provided testimonials, such as “They understand the nuances of working with all personalities involved,” and “They’re very responsive and very good problem solvers.”
Recent projects highlighted in the Chambers USA guide include Bercow’s representation of Florida Power & Light in connection with ancillary facilities to its new nuclear electric power plant, as well as the firm’s legal work for Marriott International in its joint venture redevelopment of the Seville Hotel into boutique hotel concept by The Edition.
Jeffrey Bercow is touted as a “first-rate practitioner” and is noted as “one of the best” zoning attorneys in Florida for his “levelheaded, thoughtful approach.”
Also praised is partner Michael Larkin for his ability “to distill the necessary components of an argument and appeal to everybody’s needs.” Chambers USA writes that “peers admire his in-depth understanding of the complex legal arguments and technical requirements on the pathway to approval.”
Bercow Radell & Fernandez’s significant clients highlighted in Chambers USA include Lennar Homes, Landmark Companies, Related Development, South Seas Hotel, and Turnberry Associates. Other important clients include Florida Power and Light Company, Marriott International, Terra Group, Leon Medical Centers, and Crescent Heights.
The firm handles all aspects of local, state and federal real estate permitting and licensing, including zoning approvals, amendments of local government comprehensive plans, developments of regional impacts (DRIs), due diligence reviews, growth management, concurrency and environmental matters.
Bercow Radell & Fernandez, located at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 850, Miami, was established in 1996. For more information, contact (305) 374-5300.DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE PDF