Melissa Tapanes Llahues Presented with The Builders Association of South Florida’s 2022 Joseph G. Goldstein Legislative Leadership Award

December 20, 2022

Miami, December 20 – The Builders Association of South Florida (BASF), the local affiliate of the National Association of Home Builder awarded Melissa Tapanes Llahues, Shareholder at Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin and Tapanes, with its 2022 Joseph G. Goldstein Legislative Leadership Award in honor of her extraordinary leadership and commitment to the organization.

Established in 1944, BASF is the result of over 70 years combined service to the building trade association field in South Florida. The organization has a reputation for excellence in government affairs and has represented South Florida’s building industry by maintaining high standards in building through service to its membership and the general public.

Melissa represents the interests of landowners, institutional clients, and developers seeking real estate licensing and regulatory approvals from governmental boards and agencies at the local, state and federal levels. As a trustee of the BASF, Melissa has made her mark on the organization, spearheading various projects, and being at the forefront of crafting solutions to various issues as part of the City of Miami Practice Group.

Last year, Melissa served on the City of Miami’s Miami 21 Report Ad Hoc Task Force where she was elected Chairperson by her peers to lead in the review of the Miami 21 Zoning Code. Melissa was also appointed a member of the Miami Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors last year, where she advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, planning, capital improvement projects, and marketing for Downtown Miami.

Melissa was recognized at the 2022 the BASF Holiday and Awards Celebration on Thursday, December 15th at newly developed, Core at Link, a firm project within Miami-Dade County’s Rapid Transit Zone.

Others recognized included our esteemed clients Adonel Concrete, who received the 2022 Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award and D.R. Horton Homes, who were recognized as the 2022 Builder of the Year.

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes located at 200 S Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 300 was established in 1996. As a leading land use, zoning and environment law firm in Florida, it offers counsel in comprehensive planning, growth management, zoning and environmental approvals, among other areas. It represents clients before local and state agencies, and provides a full range of litigation services on land use and environmental matters.

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