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Recovered substantial fines imposed by the Special Master for code violations.
Recovered substantial funds in foreclosure of city liens and in civil forfeiture proceedings.
Successfully obtained a public baywalk on the Flamingo and Waverly properties.
Successfully resolved an insurance claim against Worker’s Compensation excess insurance carrier resulting in a $1.3 million recovery.
Secured a settlement of the La Gorce litigation ending years of hostility and controversy between the country club and its neighbors.
Drafted high profile ordinances and resolutions often serving as models for other municipalities
Successfully defended numerous high exposure personal injury and complex tort claims.
Successfully defended numerous employment, civil rights, and police cases.
Prepared agreements between CMB and School Board for improvements along Prairie Avenue and Dade Boulevard as part of the Miami Beach Sr. H.S. Expansion Project, and collecting $215,074 from the School Board.
Negotiated and drafted documents settling disputes on following projects: Flamingo Park and South Pointe Row Projects, Normandy close-out issues, Horizon Construction Rolling Shield and Tower Group.
Sunset Harbor Garage Project – finalized Second Closing (completing City’s site acquisition for proposed garage project), and executed construction contract and funding agreement.
Purchase and Sale Agreement and Development Agreement between CMB and Miami Beach Housing Authority (HACMB) for acquisition of easement for design and construction of West Avenue/17 Street Bridge access (in conjunction with HACMB’s development of affordable elderly housing project).
Drafted Recycling Ordinance, providing mandatory recycling requirements for commercial and multifamily establishments in the City.
Drafted City’s proposed language for amendment to Convention Development Tax Act (F.S. 212.0305), requiring that a proposed additional 1% assessment of the tax be allocated exclusively toward improvement to, and/or maintenance of, the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Successfully defended against challenge to ordinance approving westward expansion of Flamingo Park Historic District, 600 and 700 blocks of Alton Road.
Successfully obtained $212,500 from Monticello Insurance Co. for its wrongful refusal to defend and indemnify the City regarding the double drowning deaths in the Breaux Litigation.
KTKL – successfully resolved years of expensive litigation by modifying the Settlement Agreement, minimizing the City’s exposure to future litigation
Secured a Special Master award of $2.7 million against Museum Walk Properties.
Secured a $600,000 settlement in collection efforts against Eden Roc Hotel for use of city property during its restoration.
Settled Sunrise Plaza dispute with Continuum developer.
Settled North Beach Recreational Corridor litigation.
Negotiated Agreement with FPL on new 30 year Franchise Agreement