Akerman Bolsters South Florida Land Use and Development Practice with Former Broward County Attorney Joni Armstrong Coffey
New partner brings vast government experience in key local governments to premier group
Miami, FL — Feb. 26, 2018 — Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that former Broward County Attorney Joni Armstrong Coffey has joined the firm’s Land Use and Development Practice as a partner in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices. Prior to her work with the Broward County Attorney’s Office, she served as assistant county attorney for Miami-Dade County and headed its Zoning, Land Use and Environment Section.
“We are thrilled to add an attorney of Joni’s caliber to our team,” said Neisen Kasdin, land use lawyer and managing partner of Akerman’s Miami office. “The depth of Joni’s experience in land use regulatory and litigation matters further enhances the value we provide to our clients who work with governmental entities in multiple capacities.”
Board Certified in City, County and Local Government by The Florida Bar, Coffey focuses her practice on local government issues, with an emphasis on land use regulation and litigation. She also is experienced in government procurement and contracts. Coffey is past chair of The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education and a former chair of The Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Florida International University College of Law and St. Thomas University Law School.rob Her work has earned her several awards for public law service.
“Akerman has been at the forefront of many important land use regulations and policy issues, and I look forward to leveraging my experience in advancing those efforts for our clients,” said Coffey.
Coffey joins a leading team of real estate lawyers and planners who have worked on many of South Florida’s largest and transformational development projects, including Brickell City Centre, the Faena District, Wynwood, and the Miami Design District, among others.
About Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 650 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and overcome barriers to innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate, and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America.
Akerman’s Real Estate Practice Group offers comprehensive and fully integrated project counsel services to clients across the United States and Latin America. With substantial industry experience and local market insights, the firm represents clients in complex real estate transactions and financings, development and redevelopment projects, public-private initiatives and litigation. Recognized as a national tier one law firm for real estate law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers, the group advises investors, developers, builders, lenders, retailers, owners and corporate end users, often in high profile matters.
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