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Partner Fernando Tamayo Appeared on CNN Español to Discuss Florida’s New Immigration Law

Partner Fernando Tamayo appeared on CNN Espanol on July 8, 2023,  to provide in-depth analysis on Florida’s new immigration law, SB 1718.

The full interview can be found here.

Partner Fernando Tamayo on CNN Español for Legal Analysis on Indictment of President Trump

Partner Fernando Tamayo appeared on CNN Español on April 4, 2023 to provide immediate legal analysis on the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Indictment of Former President Donald Trump.

The full interview can be found here.


Fernando Tamayo elected Editor of IBA Business Crime Committee

Coffey Burlington Partner Fernando Tamayo was elected as the Publication and Newsletter Editor of the International Bar Association Business Crime Committee for the term of 2022-2024 period.

Kendall Coffey Quoted in Article on Virginia Key Marina Proposal published article titled "Virginia Key Marina Proposal Could go to ballot in November After Eleventh Circuit Ruling?" discussing Judge Alan Fine's ruling that the City of Miami made a decision based on favoritism and personal preference when rejecting a prevailing bidder’s request for a proposal for the redevelopment of a marina in Miami.

As Kendall Coffey of Coffey Burlington, it’s a case that serves as a reminder that there should be a level playing field when attempting to do business with the city. Coffey represented Virginia Key LLC in the case. “If you think about it from the city’s standpoint, it’s a terrible message to send. We rightfully believe that this is the most exciting city in America, but it’s important to have private companies want to invest, contribute, and want to do business with the City of Miami,” said Coffey. “To have rank favoritism prevail over merits is a hugely discouraging message to private companies. We need a message that the rule of law, not avoritism prevails in the City of Miami’s processes.”

A copy of the full Miami Herald article can be found here.

Kendall Coffey Quoted in Miami Herald Article on Rickenbacker Marina Overhaul

Miami Herald published article titled "Judge rules against city in suit over bid to overhaul Rickenbacker marina. Now what?" discussing Judge Alan Fine's Order for the city of Miami to hold a new voter referendum on a plan to redevelop the Rickenbacker Marina because the city did not follow competitive bidding rules and played favorites during a hotly contested solicitation to lead a $100 million overhaul of the west end of Virginia Key.

“Our goal is to get on the ballot in November,” said Kendall Coffey, attorney for the RCI/Suntex team. “We don’t want more delays. We don’t want more taxpayer expense.”

A copy of the full Miami Herald article can be found here.


Paul Schwiep Quoted in Article on Park West Galleries Legal Victories

Artnet published article titled "Park West, the Gallery Best Known for Selling Art on Cruise Ships, Wants to Turn the Tide After Years of Legal Battles. Will a New York Outpost Help?"

In the article, Coffey Burlington Partner Paul Schwiep discussed the legal battles faced by Park West Galleries and how it prevailed. “Those cases were all settled on terms that are confidential but very favorable to Park West,” said the company’s attorney, Paul Schwiep. “The plaintiffs’ lawyers essentially threw in the towel and they were resolved. That was around the 2009 time frame.” “Park West sells hundreds of thousands of works of art a year,” Schwiep added. “They have no client right now that has filed a lawsuit against them. That’s pretty amazing.”
A copy of the full Miami Herald article can be found here.

Paul Schwiep Quoted in Article on Miami-Dade Controversial Project

Law360 published article titled "State Questions Miami-Dade Approval Of Controversial Project?" regarding Miami-Dade's County recent controversial decision to expand its developmental boundaries to allow constructions of an industrial park.

In the article, Coffey Burlington Partner Paul Schwiep, one of the attorneys representing Lewis, told Law360 on Friday his view is the ordinance is void for the reasons stated in the DEO's letter and the matter needs to return to the county commission.

"This project continued to shape-shift, and the county commission kept aiming at a moving target," he said. "The plan amendment that was ultimately adopted was materially different than the amendment initially transmitted to the department for comment as required by state law. What the department is saying, which is appropriate, is that the county can't submit one plan amendment for comment, but then adopt a materially different one. This is a problem of the applicant's making for repeatedly altering its chameleonlike project and then requesting repeated deferrals."

A copy of the full Miami Herald article can be found here.