News & Events

Fernando Tamayo Named in "40 Under 40" by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

On November 5, 2016, Fernando Tamayo was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at its “40 Under 40” event as one of South Florida’s 40 outstanding lawyers under the age of 40. The event was held at FIU’s Kovens Conference Center, and featured keynote speaker Stuart Z. Grossman. The event raised over $70,000 to fund research to combat cystic fibrosis.


Coffey Burlington congratulates Mr. Tamayo for this great achievement.

Kendall Coffey and David Zack Get Big Win for Client at Court of Appeals


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Bob Burlington Named one of America's Top 100 Attorneys

Coffey Burlington congratulates founding partner Robert Burlington on being named one of America's Top 100 Attorneys®.

Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled attorneys in all areas of practice. Only 100 attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations by other elite attorneys in the community. Once a candidate is identified, they are carefully screened through third-party research and analysis involving proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision making methods to create a Pareto efficiency frontier.  Every attorney selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® must pass through this multi-phase screening process.

Congratulations to Bob for this well-deserved recognition.

Gabriel Groisman Elected to National Board of Directors of the Children's Tumor Foundation

Gabriel Groisman was elected to the Children's Tumor Foundation's national board of directors.  The Children's Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) which was founded in 1978 and is dedicated to finding a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF).  NF is genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 individuals. It causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to deafness, blindness, disfigurement, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities, disabling pain, and cancer.  NF occurs in all populations equally, and there is not YET a cure.




11 Coffey Burlington Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers

Congratulations to the following Coffey Burlington attorneys who were recognized by SuperLawyers magazine for their accomplishments in 2016.

According to the publication’s website, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

Daniel Blonsky

Benjamin Brodsky

Robert Burlington

Albert Caruana

Kendall Coffey

Jeffrey Crockett

David Freedman

Gabriel Groisman

Kevin Kaplan

Andrew Marks

Paul Schwiep

Gabriel Groisman Presents at United Nations Summit

Gabriel Groisman was invited by Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, to discuss the legal aspects of combating the movement to boycott Israel at a summit held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on May 31, 2016.  The event was titled, "Ambassadors Against BDS. Building Bridges Not Boycotts."

In front of over one thousand people, Mr. Groisman discussed the scope of legislation which has been passed by states and municipalities nationwide, and how those laws can be utilized to put an end to the discrimination perpetrated by those behind the boycotts.

Kendall Coffey Quoted in Article About Surge of Russian and Ukrainian Clients

The Daily Business Review published an article titled "Russian-Speaking Attorneys Cater to Surge from Russian, Ukraine," which discussed the fact that instability in both Ukraine and Russian has created an up-tick of businesses from those countries establishing connections with South Florida.

"Because Ukraine's currency has devalued three times, the country's exports are now much cheaper than those of competitors, Krasnikov said. Business owners hope to find new Western partners, who will see the opportunities built into those low prices and want to profit supplying Ukrainian products to the U.S. and Latin America, he said. WalMart and Trader Joe's already are offering Ukrainian products.


With some 400,000 Russian-speaking immigrants, South Florida is already home to one of the largest Russian-speaking communities in the country, said Kendall Coffey, a founding partner of Coffey Burlington and a litigator who has a substantial amount of work with Russian and Russian-American clients. 'More often than not you see people building upon the business success they have had in their
own country,' Coffey said."

A copy of the full Daily Business Review article can be found here.

Jeff Crockett Named 2016 NOVO Awards Finalist

Coffey Burlington is proud to announce that Shareholder, Jeffrey Crockett has been selected by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business Committee as one of three finalists for the 2016 NOVO Awards in the Outstanding Board Leader category.

The NOVO Awards are open to not-for-profit organizations and recognize programs and individuals that have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve, produce outcomes that exemplify innovative excellence, and feature best practices of not-for-profit businesses. Awards are presented in three categories:

Coffey Burlington Hosts "Got Civility" CLE Panel

Coffey Burlington is proud to have hosted and sponsored the "Got Civility" panel and CLE for numerous organizations, including the Federal Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Over 100 attorneys heard from Chief Judge Bertila Soto, US District Court Judge Robert Scola, Judge Thomas Rebull, Judge Andrea Wolfson and Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin.

The event was also covered by the Daily Business Review.