Daniel S. Goldberg

Area of Focus: Land Development & Government Relations
As an Assistant City Attorney in Miami, Daniel gained valuable knowledge in land use issues that he applies as an Associate in Bilzin Sumberg's Land Development & Government Relations Group. Daniel's practice includes land use, planning and zoning, and he has experience in public-private partnership (P3) projects.

In addition to his public sector experience in the City of Miami's Land Use/Transactional Division, Daniel worked as a legislative aide for a Miami city commissioner where he drafted legislation and worked on the City's voting redistricting project.
Q & A
What gives you a unique perspective for land use issues?
My time in the public sector gave me a big-picture sense of how decisions get made when competing human interests -- those of private citizens, commercial entities, civil servants, and elected officials -- come together and pursue a course of action. My experience in land use began with platting and subdivisions, which most people find tedious but I really love. I love the minutiae of platting and subdivisions, and it is the foundation for all land development. I can see big-picture issues from a distance and solve them, but if needed, I can immerse myself in the nitty-gritty details and solve them as well. I liken it to bringing both a telescope and a microscope to work.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
The best advice I received was from a judge who told me that people who extend themselves to others and treat others with kindness will forge relationships that last. Those relationships matter most in life.
Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
During my time as an Assistant City Attorney, I negotiated an easement for a Baywalk connection across a piece of land owned by the Presbyterian Church of Brickell. The City of Miami has charter provisions and land development regulations that require bayfront properties to provide a public access baywalk when the properties are developed or redeveloped. However, the church was built in the 1940s before the requirements existed. I negotiated with the church leaders to get an easement across the church's property in exchange for the City making certain improvements, such as building a seawall. The Baywalk is a great amenity for Brickell residents, and it is rewarding to know I played a vital role.

Daniel became a Legal Corps Fellow as part of a University of Miami law school program that places recent graduates into government and non-profit organizations.

  • University of Miami, J.D., 2011
    Purdue University, B.A., Political Science, 2008
  • Florida
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