Robert Fine chairs the ADA, Accessibility, Building & Life Safety Codes Practice and is a board certified construction law attorney and a Florida-registered, nationally certified architect. Formerly, the City of Miami Beach’s first ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, Robert provides defense counsel and consulting in claims brought under disability rights laws including Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. He has consulted on a multitude of projects regarding the ADA, FHA, and similar state and local laws, rules and codes. In addition, Robert provides defense counsel and consulting in matters involving auxiliary aids and services such as website accessibility, audio description, sign language interpreting and captioning. Robert provides disability rights laws representation to business and property owners in numerous industries such as hospitality, professional sports teams, venues and sanctioning bodies, performing arts venues and theaters, retail (both strictly online and bricks & mortar-based), healthcare and commercial real estate and development (including multifamily residential).
Robert’s practice also focuses on land use, zoning, historic preservation, environmental, and building code compliance-related administrative law. This work ranges from representation before local governments for zoning and other development approvals to building code appeals, code enforcement and unsafe structure defense; and at a state level, petitions for declaratory statements, lobbying for and challenging building code provisions and other administrative rulemaking related to his practice areas.