Coconut Grove resident Melissa Tapanes Llahues, a shareholder of the Miami zoning, land use and environmental law firm Bercow Radell & Fernandez, has been appointed to the City of Miami Charter Review and Reform Committee. One of 13 members, she was appointed by Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.
The committee is chaired by Commissioner Francis Suarez and will make recommendations for changes to the charter to the city commission, which would put forth any proposed charter amendments to the voters as early as the presidential primary election in 2016.
Active in the community, she was named “Director of the Year” by the Latin Builders Association (LBA) and spearheads the 40- year-old organization’s legislative affairs as an executive director and chair of the Legislative Committee. In addition, she serves as chair of the Florida International University President’s Council World’s Ahead Faculty Award Committee.
She also js a member of the Miami chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Recently, she served as chair of the City of Doral’s Doral Design District Steering Committee.
Tapanes Llahues has been consistently named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, an “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and by numerous Who’s Who publications.
Bercow Radell & Fernandez recently was ranked in the highest category of service and experience by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Bercow Radell & Fernandez, located at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 850, was established in 1996. For more information, czll 305-374-5300 or visitwww.brzoninglaw.com .