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Represented international, national and local clients on a wide array of high-impact commercial, industrial and residential projects across Florida, the Southeast and Latin America, including developments of regional impact, comprehensive land use applications, planned community developments, site specific regulations, other entitlements and development linkages, environmental regulation, property tax issues, campaign finance law, and government contracts. He has also served part-time as city attorney for local municipalities.

  • Harvard University Outstanding Alumni Contribution Award
  • Gold Medal Award, Miami Today
  • Financial Services Company of the Year, Beacon Council
  • Twelve Good Men in South Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Distinguished Leader Award, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Sunshine State Ethics in Leadership Award, Florida State University College of Business and its Ethics Roundtable
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award, March of Dimes Florida Chapter
  • Leadership Florida Distinguished Member Award
  • South Florida CEO Power Player, Business Leader magazine and South Florida CEO magazines
  • Business Leader of the Year, The Beacon Council
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Business Attorneys
  • Best attorney listings in Florida Monthly, South Florida Business Journal, South Florida Legal Guide and Miami Metro magazine
  • Up & Comer Award, South Florida Business Journal
  • United States Congressional Award for public service work and volunteerism
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame inductee, University of Florida
  • Keys to the City of Miami
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2018
  • Camillus House - Board of Directors
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce – Trustee, Board of Governors, Board of Directors
  • Orange Bowl Committee
  • United Way of Miami-Dade – Tocqueville Society and Leadership Circle, Trustee, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Beacon Council of Miami-Dade – Member/Trustee, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Audit & Finance Committee, Intergovernmental Relations chair
  • Miami Children’s Museum – Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Florida Grand Opera – Grand Patron, Lyric Society
  • The Strategic Forum – member
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – Leadership Committee, Encore Circle, Board of Directors and Executive Committee member
  • Florida International University President’s Council – member
  • University of Miami Citizens Board  – member
  • University of Miami School of Business Administration – board of overseers
  • Gulliver Schools – Founding member of the Board of Trustees, Past President and Chairman
  • The Good Government Initiative – Board of Directors
  • Harvard University – Harvard Club of Miami President; Class Chairman, John Harvard Society; Class Committee; Harvard College Schools & Scholarships Committee; Harvard University Special Gifts Committee
  • Leadership Florida – Lifetime Member, past Chairman, State Program chair, Leadership Florida Institute chair
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce – corporate member-trustee
  • MCCJ
  • LeRoy Collins Institute – Board of Directors member
  • City Year Miami – Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Public Policy Committee chair
  • South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee – corporate partnerships representative
  • Enterprise Florida -- Board of Directors
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors; Leadership Cabinet
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Life Trustee
  • Children’s Movement of Florida – Founding Member
  • Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation – Diamond Society
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Foundation – Life Trustee
  • (current) Hamptons Group, LLC – Chairman and Managing Director
  • Alvarez & Marsal, LLC – Senior Adviser
  • NextEra Energy and its Florida Power & Light Company subsidiary– corporate vice president
  • Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. – partner and practice group chair
  • Steel Hector & Davis (nka Squire Patton Boggs) – partner and practice group chair
  • United States House of Representatives – Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart
  • City of Miami, Florida – Chief Aide to Mayor Xavier L. Suarez