MIAMI (PRWEB) May 02, 2014
Lucia A. Dougherty, shareholder and co-chair of the Land Development & Zoning Practice at the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been named to the 2014 “Power Leaders” list in the Commercial Real Estate category by the South Florida Business Journal. The annual list recognizes the top 100 players helping to shape the South Florida region’s thriving business landscape.
At Greenberg Traurig, Dougherty focuses her law practice on representing major developers in securing governmental approvals for large-scale residential, commercial, mixed use, and/or retail projects before various municipal and county governments. She was named the "Empress of the Skyline" by South Florida CEO magazine because of her representation of numerous high-rise projects in Miami and Miami Beach. Dougherty has served as the legal counsel to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau since 1988, and was the Chairman of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Archbishop's and Charities Drive for Dade County.
“Lucia’s inclusion in the ‘Power Leaders’ list is a natural fit, given her decades of influence and leadership in land use/zoning and the commercial real estate industry,” said Jaret Davis, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office. “We’re pleased to see her extraordinary professional and personal achievements recognized alongside the region’s most influential businesspeople.”
Dougherty’s professional and community involvement includes: Adjunct Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University School of Law; Board Member, Miami Children's Museum; Board Member, University of Arkansas, Myeloma Institute Advisory; Chairperson, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Former Chairperson, Miami-Dade County, Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association; Vice-Chairperson, The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee.
Throughout her career, Dougherty has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. Most recently, these have included: Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law, 2006-2014; "Lawyer of the Year," Miami Land Use & Zoning Law, 2013; Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "South Florida's Top Lawyers," 2004-2005, 2010-2014; Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013; Selected (with Alfredo Gonzalez), Miami SunPost, "Best Real Estate Attorney Duo," 2013; Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2013; Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2013; "Top 50 Female Lawyers in Florida," 2007; Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2004-2013; Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009, 2013.
Dougherty received a master of laws degree in ocean and coastal law in 1980 from the University of Miami School of Law, a law degree in 1975 from Oklahoma City University; a master’s degree in 1972 in library science from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s degree in 1971 from Syracuse University.
About the Greenberg Traurig Miami office
The Greenberg Traurig Miami office, founded in 1967 by attorneys with a business-focused approach and a tradition of community service, has actively supported and helped drive South Florida's growth as an international financial and cultural center and gateway between the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The office is known for its “Miami Roots, Global Reach.” The attorneys advise local, national and international companies in numerous industries and sectors, including aviation, entertainment, financial institutions, health care, international trade and customs, manufacturing, real estate, retail and technology. In Florida, Greenberg Traurig serves clients from across seven offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach.
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