Chair, Construction, Hotel and Litigation Groups
Joseph is an experienced real estate and land use attorney who represents companies and individuals in all manners of litigation and transaction related to real property. He serves as outside general counsel to several real estate investors and prides himself on his business judgment and advocacy skills whether in the board room or the court room. Joseph has practiced in both state and federal courts, and has also 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 restaurant/hospitality group in enforcing a promissory note backed by a restrictive covenant, a successful defense of development rights of a luxury condominium developer against litigation brought by a neighboring homeowners association (HOA), 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 clients, from land use entitlements and lease negotiations to transactional work and, if necessary, litigation.
In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph dedicated himself to pro bono representation, achieving significant rent abatements and lease accommodations to help small businesses survive.
Ultimately: Joseph strives to be a reliable and result oriented resource whom clients can turn to for guidance and support throughout the lifecycle of their business endeavors.
- J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law
- B.A. (Applied Economics) & B.S. (Political Science), University of Florida
summa cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa
Honors: Deans List
Honors: Florida Blue Key
- Florida Bar
- United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit