Alejandro Uribe is part of the Firm’s Land Use and Zoning Group, and Local Government Division. Alex represents private clients in land-use, zoning, and development matters. With the Local Government Division, he represents local governments in a retained counsel capacity.
Prior to joining the Firm, Alex worked at the City of Miami’s Planning and Zoning Department. There, Alex was a specialized legal assistant to the Office of Zoning. Alex performed research on complex cases investigating possible vested rights for existing non-conforming buildings and non-conforming uses.
Beyond special research, Alex was in charge of review and processing of all of the Zoning Office’s legal documents connected with the development of real property. Alex streamlined and unified the process required for legal instrument approval for the Planning and Zoning Department. His work in this area included drafting and designating the form language for covenants, unities of title, and other forms, often corroborating with the City Attorney’s Office.
Alex was also in charge of administration of the City of Miami’s developmental impact fees. Alex oversaw challenges to the City’s impact fee ordinance, along with petitions for determination in connection with re-development and deferral of fees for affordable housing. As with the legal instruments, Alex was responsible for creating the City of Miami’s current forms, procedures and requirements with respect to impact fees.
During Alex’s time in the Planning and Zoning Department, he also administered the City of Miami’s highly complex alcoholic beverage ordinance. Alex reviewed all alcoholic beverage service establishment applications and determined compliance with the ordinance.
Alex was the Planning and Zoning Department’s alcohol sales spokesman and lecturer. He addressed the City of Miami Police Department Vice Unit as well as alcoholic beverage establishment owners with regard to time, place, and manner regulations affecting alcoholic beverage sales.
Prior to his work in the City of Miami Planning and Zoning Department, Alex was twice a clerk for the City of Miami City Attorney’s Office, totaling almost ten months. At the City Attorney’s Office, Alex did work with the litigation division defending the City of Miami against complex and personal injury suits. Before attending law school at the University of Miami School of Law, Alex worked in political campaigning and strategy at the local level.
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