• Printer Friendly VersionLEGAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

    • 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.

     

 
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