Attorney Jeff Cazeau named as shareholder in law firm

Will focus on minority affairs for municipal contracts

Miami Times staff report | 2/13/2014, 9 a.m.
Jeff P. H. Cazeau

Becker & Poliakoff announced attorney Jeff P. H. Cazeau as a shareholder of its Government Law & Lobbying Practice Group.

He will work directly in the firm’s Miami office.

Cazeau is a municipal and government affairs attorney who serves as the City Attorney for the City of Florida City and represents small and mid-sized companies in land use, zoning issues and resolving government contract disputes like bid protests.

He will lobby on behalf of private clients on the state, federal and local level with an emphasis in the counseling of small, minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses in government contracts and procurement matters.

Cazeau has extensive experience in navigating the complex world of socio-economic certifications through various federal, state and local entities.

He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. During his law school career, he served as president of the Student Bar Association and received the Roger Sorino Award, a recognition for the most outstanding graduate in a graduating class.

Prior to attending law school, Cazeau served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy.

Cazeau is active in numerous civic and community organizations and serves as a Board Member of Miami Bayside Foundation, Inc. and as general counsel of the Haitian-American Elected Officials Network South Florida Chapter. He previously served as a Board Member of Switchboard of Miami.

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 170 attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in 20 domestic and international offices. The firm has eight areas of practice including real estate, construction law & litigation, community association, customs & international trade, business litigation, corporate & securities, government law & lobbying and the intellectual property & emerging technologies. For more information about the firm log on to www.becker-poliakoff.com