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Jeffrey Bercow

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Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin

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Practice Specialties


  • Land Use
  • Zoning
  • Environmental
  • Growth Management
  • Developments of Regional Impact
  • Development Agreements
  • Historical Preservation
  • Due Diligence Reviews





Jeffrey Bercow has practiced land use and zoning law for more than 30 years, and also has practiced in the fields of real estate law and litigation. He represents real estate developers, landowners, institutional clients, lenders and other property owners.


He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the City of Miami Downtown Development Authority, from 1989 through 2007. He served as Vice Chairman for approximately 10 years, was a member of the DDA’s Executive Committee and chaired its Downtown Development of Regional Impact Committee. He was a member of the Miami Beach Zoning Board of Adjustment from 1992 through 1997, and also served as a board member and secretary of the Downtown Miami Community Development Corporation.


In 1998 and 1999, Mr. Bercow served as a member of the State of Florida’s Transportation and Land Use Study Committee, created by the 1998 Legislature, as an appointee of the Secretary of the Department of Community Affairs. He has served as the representative for the Builders Association of South Florida on the Joint Board of County Commissioners/Miami-Dade County School Board Working Group on Public Schools Overcrowding Relief, and as the Builders Association’s representative on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools School Siting, Planning and Construction Committee.


Jeffrey is former Chairman of the Expressway Authority Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Group. As an active member of the Builders Association of South Florida, he has served as Chair of the Impact Fee Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Planning, Zoning and Growth Management Subcommittee. He chaired the Metropolitan Dade County Transportation, Infrastructure and Concurrency Task Force from 1991 to 1993, advising the Board of County Commissioners on transportation, mass transit, and other infrastructure matters. He also served on the Dade County Parks and Recreation Department’s Park Impact Fee Advisory committee.


Jeffrey has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers U.S.A.’s “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,” and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, named Jeffrey as the “Miami Best Lawyers Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 and 2017. The Legal 500 United States has named him as one of less than a dozen leading land use/zoning lawyers in the United States for the past several years.




  • Florida Bar, Section of Environmental and Land Use Law


  • B.A., Yale University, cum laude, 1975
  • J.D., Boston College Law School, cum laude, 1978


United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning

Within: Leading lawyers

Jeffrey Bercow - Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin

Within: Land use/zoning

Led by Jeffrey Bercow, Miami land use and environmental law boutique Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin assisted real estate developer CK Privé Group with obtaining city council approval for Uptown Biscayne, an approximately 1 million square foot project in North Miami Beach involving a 16-story residential tower, retail, office and parking space. Additionally, the team acted for Babylon International, the owner of a property in downtown Miami, in the successful challenge of the designation of historical significance assigned to an Arquitectonica-designed building on the client's property, which allowed for the structure to be demolished and for the rezoning of the site. Melissa Tapanes Llahues is another key practitioner.

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