Request for Counsel

Civil Rights and Torts

From time to time the Office of the City Attorney seeks outside attorneys to represent the City of Miami and City Employees in Civil Rights and Tort litigation cases where the City Attorney determines a conflict exists in providing such representation. Interested attorneys should submit resumes and a proposed fee structure to the below address.

Community Development Legal Representation

The City of Miami seeks a qualified real estate attorney or attorneys to represent the City in real estate closings (including title insurance) for properties acquired under the City of Miami's Affordable Housing Programs.  This solicitation is designed to enable the City of Miami to develop a pool of attorneys or to hire a staff attorney best suited to provide services to the Department of Community development at the most competitive cost.  Sample scope of work includes: Closing sales of residential property, including property sales, rehabilitation properties and acquisitions; preparing all documents needed to complete the closing; arranging title insurance on the property including performing title searches as required; attending and performing all closings; filing all documents with the appropriate authorities.

Selection will be Primairly based on the qualifications of the attorney or firm to perform the outlined services and on the estimated fees and costs provided in the response.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At least 5 years legal experience with issues involving real estate acquisition, development and financing.  Submissions that do not include minimum qualifications will not be acknowledged.

            1.    If responding as a law firm or to provide the services by contract, include the list of names of all personnel who will be       
                   assigned to perform the services and describe the qualifications and experience of each attorney identified.

            2.    Describe the qualifications and experience of support staff, if applicable, and provide information on availability to perform
                   the work requested.

            3.    Include all fees and costs to be charged.  If submitting as an individual to be hired as an employee of the City of Miami,
                   include requested salary.

Labor and Employment

The Office of the City Attorney seeks outside attorneys to represent the City of Miami in Labor and Employment matters including but not limited to administrative hearings, state litigation, and federal litigation where the City Attorney determines a conflict exists in providing such representation.  Interested attorneys should submit resumes and a proposed fee structure to the below address.

City of Miami
Office of the City Attorney
444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Suite 945
Miami, FL 33130
Office 305-416-1800
Fax 305-416-1801
Email: law@miamigov.com