Representation of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, the only all-female high school operated by the Archdiocese of Greater Miami. For almost 17 years, the Academy attempted to get approval for a school expansion. We succeeded in obtaining the required zoning approval. Located in a predominantly single family community, the Academy faced opposition from neighbors concerned with increased traffic and noise. Using traffic consultants and land use planners, we successfully argued that the neighbors' fears were not well-founded and received a unanimous vote of the local zoning board. This matter took several years to resolve and included defending a legal challenge in the trial and appellate courts by neighboring property owners.
Representation of major tax-exempt hospital system in connection with an Internal Revenue Service examination of its federal income tax returns. The coordinated four-year examination of the organization, which operated a group of hospitals and related out-patient facilities, presented many challengi...
US Homes applied for and received zoning approval of a 1,500-unit residential community in Lee County, Florida; the neighbors challenged the approval in court. We represented US Homes in the appeal and subsequent remand, obtaining a favorable resolution to the matter for our client.