Three Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

September 2, 2021

Three Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Bercow, Ben Fernandez and Michael Larkin were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 edition. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

For the 18th year, co-founder and managing partner Jeffrey Bercow has been cited 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 given this prestigious honor every year for the past ten years.



In the same way, for the fourth consecutive year, shareholder Ben Fernandez has been praised for his work in Land Use and Zoning Law.



Best Lawyers has published their list for 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 100,000 industry leading lawyers were voted on and more than 2.3 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas were received resulting in more than 66,000 leading lawyers being included in the 2022 edition.

Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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.

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes PLLC has been named a Tier 2 National “Best Law Firm” in Land Use & Zoning Law and is regionally ranked in 3 practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Firms included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

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 Downtown Development Authority, Latin Builders Association, Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, 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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