Alexander Tachmes Holds Lunch and Learn Program for University of Miami Law Students


Shutts & Bowen LLP, a full-service business law firm, is pleased to announce that Alexander I. Tachmes, a Partner in the Miami office and Chair of the Land Use Practice Group, recently hosted a Lunch & Learn program at the firm for 20 J.D. and LL.M students from the University of Miami School of Law.

At the program, “A Day in the Life of a Zoning Lawyer,” Tachmes gave students insight into the responsibilities and challenges faced by attorneys practicing in the areas of real estate and land use/zoning law, sharing real-life case studies from his 30+ year career.

The event was a precursor to Tachmes joining the faculty of the LL.M. Real Property Development Program at the University of Miami School of Law as an adjunct professor teaching land use and real estate law for the Spring 2024 semester.

Tachmes earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in History, Phi Beta Kappa, in 2 ½ years.  He was also heavily involved in campus life and served as one of the first student representatives to the university’s Board of Trustees. After earning his undergraduate degree, Tachmes earned his J.D. at the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated with honors and was a member, editor and published author of the Law Review.  

Tachmes has represented many clients over the years in some of South Florida’s most complex land use and local government matters. Early in his career, he served as a First Assistant City Attorney for Miami Beach. He has been a partner at Shutts for approximately 19 years.

About Alexander I. Tachmes

Alexander I. Tachmes is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is Chair of the Land Use and Government Relations Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Alex concentrates his practice on governmental matters, including land use and zoning, public-private transactions, competitive bidding and lobbying, and commercial real estate transactions, including hospitality matters.

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