The Miami-based law firm of Pathman Lewis is proud to announce that among the talented attorneys at the firm, partners Wayne Pathman, Harold (Hal) Lewis and Richard Schermer were recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 edition.
The publication’s editors say approximately 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States are selected annually.
Pathman heads the firm’s Land Use, Zoning, and Environmental Law Section. His practice areas are Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Law, Water Law, and Commercial Litigation. Pathman is the Immediate Past Chair of the City of Miami’s Climate Resilience Committee and the Immediate Past Chair of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is recognized as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. Pathman represents businesses, developers, and individuals before administrative and regulatory bodies at the municipal, state, and federal levels in land use, zoning, and environmental matters.
Lewis is head of the firm’s finance and real estate departments. He focuses in several areas with particular emphasis on transactional real estate and corporate matters including real estate and asset-based financing, acquisition and development, leasing, condominium and the design and implementation of ownership structures including partnerships and limited liability companies. He writes on several nationally recognized title insurance companies. Lewis lectures extensively to the South Florida business and legal communities on multiple topics.
Schermer leads the firm’s retail development group, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team of attorneys offering thoughtful and responsive industry-focused service with respect to all areas of retail development including acquisition, development, leasing, financing, land use/zoning, brokering and enforcement of the agreements related to same, for all forms of real estate offering a retail component. He represents developers, investors, lenders, and users of commercial real estate (institutional, mid-size and entrepreneurial clients) in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale of shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use projects, resort properties and single occupancy structures.
Pathman Lewis is a Miami-based law firm with practice areas in real estate; banking & finance; litigation; land use and zoning; water & environmental law; resilience law; energy law; construction law; corporate and business transactions; appellate law; automotive law; and employment law. The firm can be reached at (305) 379-2425.