Established in 1992, Shubin & Bass continues to define itself as a small law firm which handles mission critical matters for a select number of public and private institutional clients, local governments, and large law firms who place a premium on their ability to handle the most complex litigation and administrative matters. It is not a large law firm, and does not aspire to be a large law firm, and the firm does not measure its success by the number of lawyers it employs or the number of new files opened. The firm instead measures its success purely by the results obtained for its clients and the level of trust they place in its abilities.
Main Areas of Practice:
Land Use, Zoning, Administrative, & Municipal Litigation:
Throughout the State of Florida, the firm has represented the interests of property owners, governmental bodies, and affected individuals and advocacy groups in all types of litigation and administrative proceedings addressing the proposed entitlement and development of land. This representation includes matters relating to zoning, eminent domain and the prosecution and defense of claims for inverse condemnation.
Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm has extensive experience in the litigation of complex business and real estate disputes throughout the State of Florida. The firm is highly selective with respect to the litigation it undertakes on behalf of clients, and limits its caseload to those cases which present unique issues of law or which would benefit from the firm’s experience in having litigated and tried many complex cases involving its core practice areas. The firm is also regularly called upon to serve as local counsel to numerous national law firms with respect to litigation in the state and federal courts in Florida, and prides itself in its ability to identify, negotiate, and consummate the settlement of extremely contentious matters.
Strategic Regulatory Analysis & Governmental Affairs:
The firm possesses lawyers with an academic background in economics and public policy analysis, particularly in the context of regulated industries, and combines this academic perspective with years of litigation and public advocacy experience at all levels of municipal, state, and federal government. This balance of theoretical and practical experience enables the firm to offer counsel to clients whose businesses or investments are directly affected by governmental regulation policies. Although most of this representation involves analysis of the regulation of land, it has also offered counsel with respect to water rights, timber rights, and the regulation of various extractive industries, particularly limerock mining.
The firm has considerable experience in representing its clients before state and federal appellate courts, particularly with respect to complex or novel legal issues presented in the land use, municipal law, and commercial litigation contexts. Many of the published opinions arising out of the firm’s representation of its clients before these appellate tribunals are well recognized as definitive caselaw in these respective practice areas.
The firm’s clients include or have included: AIMCO Properties, L.P.; American Financial Realty Trust; American International Group; Arquitectonica International Corporation; Atlantic Civil Inc.; Bahia Mar Development, LLC; Bal Harbour Shops; Baltoro Capital Management; Baptist Health South Florida; Bath Club Entertainment, LLC; Bouygues Civil Works Florida, Inc.; Brickell Equities Corporation; Cardinal Gibbons High School; Chartis, Inc.; Chateau Group; Citadel Investment Group; City of Aventura; City of Coral Gables; City of Miami Beach; City of North Miami; City of Palm Bay; City of Venice; City of Vero Beach; Codina Partners; The Congress Group, Inc.; Core Communities; Crescent Real Estate Equities, L.L.C.; Crocker Real Estate Partners; Delaware North Compa- nies; Federal Realty Investment Trust; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens; Flagler Development Company; Flagstone Property Group; Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter; Garrison Invest- ment Group; GB/JT Hotel Partners; General Asphalt Co.; GFS Corporation; Grass River ; Grove Isle Yacht & Tennis Club; Grovenor House; Hellman Worldwide Logistics; Home Depot; Indian River County; Interna- tional Registries, Inc.; International Swimming Hall of Fame; Intervest Properties; JHMB, LLC; The Kampong – National Tropical Botanical Gardens; Keystone Shoppes, LLC; Kimco Realty Corporation; Lee County; Maefield Development; Marriott International, Inc.; Mast Capital; MBF Healthcare Partners; Miami Marlins; Midtown Partners, LLC; The Mills Corporation; 9000 Centre Associates; NP International; Olde Naples Building, LLC; The Peebles Corporation; Performing Arts Center Foundation; Premier Developers; Prologis; Ransom Everglades School; The Related Group of Florida; Residential Funding Corporation; Rilea Group; Riviera Preparatory School; Rock Spring Properties, Ltd.; Safe Wrap of Florida; Seritage Growth Properties; Southern Waste Systems; South Motors Company of Dade County; Square Mile Capital Management; St. Lucie County; Stranahan House; Swerdlow Development Group; State of Florida, Florida Department of State; TA Associates; Tangerine, LLC; Terra Group; Town of Golden Beach; Union Labor Life Insurance Company; University of Miami; Village of Key Biscayne; White Rock Quarries; and Woolbright Development Corporation.
Firm Contact: Founding Partner: John K Shubin
Email: [email protected]