Firm Celebrates 20th Anniversary

November 15, 2016


(MIAMI) Nov. 15, 2016 — Twenty years ago attorneys Jeffrey Bercow, Michael Radell and Ben Fernandez left a large Miami practice to set up shop specializing in land use, zoning and environmental law. Their timing couldn’t have been any better.

Today, with 14 attorneys, Bercow Radell & Fernandez is one of Miami-Dade County’s go-to boutique firm for real estate developers, property owners and government entities seeking legal advice.

The firm celebrated its 20th anniversary Nov. 14 at award-winning Chef Cindy Hutson’s restaurant, Zest. Clients, friends and family joined the 23-member office to toast the occasion.

During the celebration, Bercow announced that the name of long-time shareholder, Michael Larkin, is being added to the firm name, to become Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin.

The firm has been instrumental in paving the way for the many properties that make Miami an exciting place to live, work and play, from new stores and hotels on Miami Beach to new mixed-use developments on the Miami River, in Coconut Grove, in Cutler Bay and in Hialeah.

“Never in my wildest imagination did I think the firm would grow to the size it is today,” managing partner Jeffrey Bercow said. “It’s been an exciting 20 years, and I know the next 20 years will be just as wonderful.”

Since its founding in 1996, the firm has been at the forefront of Miami-Dade County’s phenomenal growth, guiding clients on all aspects of local, state and federal real estate permitting and licensing, zoning approvals, amendments of local government comprehensive plans, developments of regional impacts (DRIs), due diligence reviews, growth management, concurrency and environmental matters.

Some of those clients include Adler Development Group; Apple; Atlantic Civil; Atlantic & Pacific Development; Berkowitz Development Group; Best Buy; Capital One Bank; Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC ; Chetrit Group; City of Miami Community Redevelopment Agency; Cornerstone Group; Crescent Heights; D.R. Horton; Florida East Coast Properties; Florida International University; Fort Partners; Florida Power & Light Company; Home Depot USA; Homestead-Miami Speedway; Integra Investments; International Place Associates; Ladder Capital; Landmark Companies; Lennar Homes; Leon Medical Centers; Marriott International; Nike; The Peebles Development Group; Public Storage; Racetrac Petroleum; Related Development; South Beach Group Hotels; South Beach Tristar Capital, LLC; Terra Group; Terranova; The Congress Group; TriStar Capital; Turnberry Associates; Warren Henry Motors; Whole Foods Markets; Williamson Cadillac Company; Woolbright Development; and Yard House Restaurants.

Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin is located at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 850, Miami, was established in 1996.

For more information, contact (305) 374-5300 or visit

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