Lucia A. Dougherty - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lucia A. Dougherty

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 305-579-0603

Lucia A. Dougherty has wide-ranging experience as a land use and zoning attorney in Miami-Dade County. Lucia represents major developers in securing governmental approvals for large-scale residential, commercial, mixed use, and/or retail projects before various municipal and county governments. Lucia was named the "Empress of the Skyline" by South Florida CEO because of her representation of numerous high-rise projects in Miami and Miami Beach. Lucia also represents clients seeking Certificates of Appropriateness for the development of historic properties or development within historic districts. She has experience in securing liquor licenses, real property tax appeals, procurement matters and bid protests, special area plans, and various other government related approvals. She is the Co-Chair of the Land Development & Zoning Practice of the Miami office. Lucia 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.

Syracuse UniversityBS 1971University of OklahomaUniversity of Miami School of LawLL.M 1980Oklahoma City UniversityJ.D. 1975
Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationGreater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1988-PresentMiami Beach Chamber of CommerceUniversity of Arkansas, Myeloma Institute AdvisoryNova Southeastern University School of Law

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Administrative law
  • Land development
  • Government procurement and contracting
  • Property tax appeals

  • Represented Constructa's Cocowalk specialty center in Coconut Grove and Ocean Steps project in Miami Beach.
  • Represented Michael Samuels and Jack Cayre in the development of the Buena Vista Yards in Miami, "Midtown Miami."
  • Represented Espirito Santo Bank and office building.
  • Represented Hyperion Group development of Blue and Marina Blue on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.
  • Represented many historic preservation developers such as the late Gianni Versace in his conversion of the historic Amsterdam Palace on Ocean Drive to a residence; Ian Schrager in the preservation and renovation of the historic Delano Hotel on Collins Avenue, Karim Maseri in the Astor renovation; Jonathan Breen in the construction of a new addition to the Sasson Hotel (Setai Condominium) and Chris Blackwell (Island Trading) in the restoration of the Leslie, Marlin and Tides hotels.
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  • Represented The Millennium Partners, Four Seasons Hotel, Miami-Brickell Avenue.
  • Represented the 60-story Pacific Equities project on the Miami River.
  • Represented Ugo Colombo's exclusive high-rises — Bristol Tower, Santa Maria and the Governor project.
  • Represented Ritz-Carlton Project, Miami and Miami Beach.
  • Represented Miracle Center.
  • Represented Mutiny Condominium Project (Sonesta) in Coconut Grove.
  • Represented One Miami Project, Downtown Miami - The Related Group.
  • Represented The Performing Arts Center in Downtown Miami.
  • Represented The W hotel in Miami Beach.
  • Represented The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Miami and Miami Beach.
  • Represented Unisys in the City of Miami and procured over $20 million in contracts.
  • Represented Able Sanitation in Miami-Dade County for portable toilets.
  • Represented Martin Lamar for police uniforms contract in the City of Miami.
  • Represented A2 for contract management services in Miami Beach.
  • Represented Bell Helicopter in contested bid dispute in Miami-Dade County.
  • Represented Road One in several jurisdictions for towing contracts.
  • Represented Sarmiento Advertising in obtaining the bus bench contract for the City of Miami.
  • Represented City Solutions in obtaining modular news racks in the City of Miami.
  • Represented FUEL and worldwide push in the establishment of an outdoor advertising mural program in the City of Miami.
  • Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.

Office Location

333 SE Second Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Miami Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Miami Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Miami Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Miami Metro Area
Lucia A. Dougherty has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Lucia A. Dougherty has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Lucia A. Dougherty has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Lucia A. Dougherty has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Environmental Law (Counseling, Government Relations, Land Use and Zoning)
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law