Chair, Construction, Hotel and Litigation Groups
Joseph is an experienced real estate, land use, and hospitality attorney who represents companies and individuals in all matters related to real property. He serves as outside general counsel to several real estate investors and restauranteurs and prides himself on his business judgment and zealous advocacy, whether in the board room or the courtroom. Joseph practices in both state and federal courts, and has represented clients’ interests in municipal quasi-judicial proceedings (e.g., Historic Preservation Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment)
Joseph’s significant trial and courtroom experience includes: the successful representation of a hotel condominium association against a commercial Hotel Lot Owner for improper and over-assessment of Shared Facilities (resulting in a seven-figure jury verdict after a one week jury trial), the successful representation of a restaurant/hospitality group in enforcing a promissory note backed by a restrictive covenant, the successful defense of development rights of a luxury condominium developer against litigation brought by a neighboring homeowner’s association, second chairing a federal bankruptcy trial in a multi-million dollar adversary proceeding (resulting in a favorable bench ruling), and obtaining a substantial seven-figure jury verdict after trying a complex commercial dispute for several weeks in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Joseph supports the firm’s vision of being a soup-to-nuts resource for its real estate and hospitality, clients, from corporate formation and governance, land use entitlements and lease negotiations, to transactional work and, if necessary, litigation.
Ultimately: Joseph strives to be a reliable and results-oriented resource whom his clients can turn to for guidance and support throughout the lifecycle of their business endeavors.
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law
Honors: Deans List
B.A. (Applied Economics) & B.S. (Political Science), University of Florida
summa cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa
Honors: Florida Blue Key
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit