Representation of Allied Universal, a global security firm, in connection with five different government contracts worth an estimated $250 million over nine years. The contracts were solicited by Miami-Dade County and cover security services for the Miami International Airport, Opa-Locka Executive Airport, County Courthouses, several County administrative buildings, the Water and Sewer Department, and the Juvenile Assessment Center. During the procurement process, Allied Universal was formed pursuant to a corporate merger between two security firms, AlliedBarton and Universal, and the new firm sought the assignment of AlliedBarton's winning proposals prior to award. Successfully defended the resulting contract awards against two administrative bid protests, both of which challenged the merger and the assignment, which was a matter of first impression in Miami-Dade County.
Representation of Oleta Partners, LLC, a joint venture comprised of affiliates of the LeFrak Organization and Turnberry Associates, in the successful negotiation of the long-term ground lease and complicated leasehold financing for a 185-acre brownfields redevelopment site in the City of North Miami...