Land Use and Zoning Counsel for South Beach Hotel Acquisition

CGI Merchant Group

Representation of CGI Merchant Group (CGI), a global investment management firm, as land use and zoning counsel in connection with CGI’s acquisition of the 132-key hotel complex on Ocean Drive formerly known as The Celino South Beach. The property was relaunched by CGI in the fall of 2021 as The Gabriel South Beach, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.

Javier F. Aviñó
Practice Group Leader, Land Development & Government Relations
Representation of joint venture between Starwood Hotels & Resorts and The Related Group of Florida regarding zoning and land use for the redevelopment of the six-star St. Regis Bal Harbour. The $1.5 billion project, located across from the Shops at Bal Harbour, consists of 285 condo-hotel units ...
Representation of Historic South Beach Hotel in resolving numerous litigation matters, including claims by condo association and unit owners alleging breach of contract, construction defects, misrepresentation and fraud, and claims by architectural firm and general contractor. Dealt with several ins...
Representation of a consortium in connection with the preparation, submittal, and acceptance of an unsolicited proposal to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a rapid mass transit system between the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach. Subsequent to the acceptance of the unsolicited ...