FIRM NEWS: Five Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

August 26, 2022

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes is pleased to announce that Shareholders Jeffrey Bercow, Ben Fernandez, Michael Larkin and Partners Graham Penn and Daniel Espino were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 edition. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


For the 19th year, co-founder and managing partner Jeffrey Bercow has been praised for his work in Environmental, Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Law. Previously, Bercow was named the Miami Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021, 2018 and 2012. Only a single attorney in each practice area and city is honored with this award.


Shareholder Michael Larkin was also once again recognized for his work in the practice area of Land Use and Zoning Law. He has been presented this distinguished honor for eleven consecutive years.


For the past five years, shareholder Ben Fernandez has been commended for his work in Land Use and Zoning Law.

For the first time, Partners Graham Penn and Daniel Espino have received this prestigious honor.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over four decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the newest edition of The Best Lawyers in America more than 116,000 industry leading lawyers were voted on and more than 17 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas.  For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers.

The process begins when lawyers are nominated for consideration. They are divided by geographic region and practice area and are evaluated by their peers based on professional expertise. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an additional verification process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best lawyers.

The award-winning boutique firm, Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes has been at the forefront of Miami-Dade County’s phenomenal growth, guiding their 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.

Community involvement is a hallmark of the firm, whose attorneys have been active on numerous boards and associations, including the Board of Directors of the Miami Downtown Development Authority, the Latin Builders Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Florida International University.

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes significant clients include: Adler Development Group; JDS Development; Cornerstone Group; Crescent Heights; Fontainebleau Development LLC; Integra Investments; Lennar Homes; Leon Medical Centers; Marriott International; Terra Group; 13th Floor Investments; and Turnberry Associates.

Established in 1996, the firm is located at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 300, Miami. For more information, contact (305) 374-5300 or visit


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