Melissa Tapanes Llahues Appointed to City of Miami Charter Review & Reform Committee

November 13, 2014

(MIAMI) Nov. 13, 2014 –Melissa Tapanes Llahues, a shareholder of Miami zoning, land use and environmental law firm Bercow Radell & Fernandez, has been appointed to the City of Miami Charter Review & Reform Committee. One of 13 members, she was appointed by Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.

The committee is chaired by Commissioner Francis Suarez and will make recommendations for changes to the charter to the city commission, which would put forth any proposed charter amendments to the voters as early as the presidential primary election of 2016.

Active in the community, she was named “Director of the Year” by the Latin Builders Association® (LBA) and spearheads the 40-year old organization’s legislative affairs as an Executive Director and Chairwoman of the Legislative Committee.  In addition, Melissa serves as Chairwoman of the Florida International University President’s Council World’s Ahead Faculty Award Committee.  She is also a member of the Miami chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Recently, she served as Chairwoman of the City of Doral’s Doral Design District Steering Committee.

Melissa has been consistently named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, an “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and by numerous Who’s Who publications. Bercow Radell & Fernandez was recently ranked in the highest category of service and experience by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.   

For more than two decades, the attorneys at Bercow Radell & Fernandez have 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.

The firm’s clients include Lennar Homes, Landmark Companies, Turnberry Associates, Florida Power and Light Company, Leon Medical Centers and Public Storage.

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

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