Third-generation Miami Beach native and marital law attorney Richard Segal was recently named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m excited to be able to serve a city that’s been so good to me and my family,” said Segal. “My grandparents moved to Miami Beach in the 1940s and my four sons, the fourth generation of Miami Beach Segals, were born at Mt. Sinai Hospital, as I was.”
“Rich’s unwavering commitment to the success and prosperity of Miami Beach is truly remarkable,’ said Brittnie Bassant, President and CEO of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. “As Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, his leadership will undoubtedly guide our chamber to new heights of economic growth and community development.”
Segal, an award-winning attorney who maintains strong ties both to Miami Beach and Miami power brokers, was also recently named Co-Founding Partner of marital law powerhouse RFB+Fisher Potter Hodas LLP. In his new position, he will serve as Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s newly created Miami office, along with Co-Managing Partner Zachary Potter. The firm is one of the country’s top boutique marital law firms with offices in New York and West Palm Beach, in addition to Miami.
“Richard is a top-flight lawyer and a leader in the Miami business community, with the experience and background to help spearhead our expansion into the Miami market and deliver value to our clientele,” said Potter.
“I fully intend to hit the ground running, both at the Chamber of Commerce and in my new position with RFB+Fisher Potter Hodas LLP,” said Segal. “I’m excited, energized and ready to lead both organizations to the next level, and beyond.”
Segal, 39, a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and his wife Shani, a freight forwarding executive, are the parents of sons aged nine months, four, six and eight years of age. And as if his schedule were not busy enough, Segal finds time to coach his sons’ baseball teams on Miami Beach.
“It’s such an exciting new chapter in my life,” says Segal. “I’m perfectly suited for these new opportunities because while other law school students were intimidated by public speaking and leadership, to me, leading and speaking in front of large groups or in the courtroom is like Michael Jordan at the foul line.”