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Alfredo J. Gonzalez focuses his practice on the areas of local government law, particularly land use, zoning, code issues, procurement and development law. He represents major developers in securing governmental approvals from large scale residential and commercial projects to single-family projects. Alfredo has also represented clients on entertainment venues including conditional use permit approvals and noise violations.

Prior to joining the firm, he was with the Miami Dade County government for more than 10 years, including serving as Chief of Policy for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno A. Barreiro.


  • Land use representation, including development approvals and conditional use permits
  • Governmental procurement and contracting
  • Governmental affairs
  • County and municipal legislation
  • Building department relations and permitting local government code enforcement, including noise violations and mitigation of fines
  • Historic preservation
  • Liquor regulations
  • Joint private and public projects 



  • Represented restoration and additions to numerous historic buildings in Miami Beach and Miami.
  • Represented mixed-use projects such as the W hotel South Beach.
  • Represented single-family homes before hearing Boards.
  • Represented FUEL and Worldwide Push in the establishment of an outdoor advertisement mural program in Miami-Dade County.
  • Represented major corporations for projects in Miami-Dade County, including Miami-Dade Airport, Miami-Dade Transit and Miami-Dade Seaport.
  • Represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., as part of a team in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.
  • Chief of Policy, Office of Miami-Dade County, Commissioner Bruno A. Barreiro, 1998-2004
  • Joint Development Specialist, Miami-Dade Transit Agency, 1995-1998
  • Legislative Director, Miami-Dade County Commission District 5, 1994-1995

  • Assistant Legal Counsel, Florida Medical Association, 1993

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 "Environmental Practice Group of the Year," 2022
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
    • Ranked, Tier 1 – Government Relations, Miami Metropolitan Area
  • Selected (with Lucia Dougherty), "Best Real Estate Attorney Duo" Miami SunPost, 2013
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
  • Recipient, "Distinguished Alumni" Award, Barry University, 2010
  • Vice-Chair, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors, 2014
  • Board Member, Beacon Council, Executive Committee
  • Board Member, Historical Museum of South Florida, Board of Trustee
  • Member, American Bar Association 
  • Past Board Member, Miami Heart Research Institute, Heartthrobs Board
  • Past Board Member, Miami-Dade County, Tenerife Sister City Committee
  • Past Board Member, UNIDAD
  • Past Chairman, Historical Association of South Florida, Tropical Pioneers
  • Past Vice-Chairman, City of Miami Beach, Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Past Board Member Designee, Miami River Commission, 1998-2004


  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1992
    • Senator, Student Bar Association
    • President, Phi Alpha Delta
    • Member, Honor Code Creation Committee
  • B.A., Political Science and History, Pre Law, Barry University, 1988
    • Speaker of the House and Senior Class Vice-President, Student Government Association
    • Member, Policy Creation Committee
  • Florida
  • Spanish