Managing Partner
Wernick & Co, PLLC

Steven J. Wernick is an experienced land use attorney and serves as the Firm’s Principal and Managing Partner. Steve maintains an innovative, client-driven practice infused with a passion for placemaking.

Steve has significant experience representing real estate developers, property owners, and other real estate industry clients as an advocate and local land use counsel – skillfully navigating the intricacies of local government regulations and the development approval process to help clients add value, deliver on great projects and re-imagining urban core neighborhoods. Steve’s work in recent years has been most prominent with projects under development within Wynwood. Starting with his work for Goldman Properties on the Wynwood Garage and Fortis’ 250 Wynwood, Steve has worked with numerous local and national
developers on more than 1 million square feet of combined office, hotel, residential, and retail projects throughout Wynwood over the past decade: 545 Wyn, CUBE Wynwd, Wynwood 25, and Moxy
Wynwood. Previously, Steve worked as special counsel for the Wynwood BID in creation and adoption of the Wynwood NRD-1, which was recognized by American Planning Association with the 2017 National Planning Award in Economic Development. Steve regularly works on zoning and development approvals for
mixed-use projects throughout Miami’s urban core neighborhoods. Notable projects recognizable today include ZOM’s Met 3, Met Square, Solitaire, and Maizon Brickell; The Arbor and numerous buildings in the development pipeline in Bay Harbor Islands, including both hotels constructed in the past decade – the Grand Beach Hotel and Tryp by Wyndham. Additionally, Steve was intimately involved in developing and securing entitlements for the Miami Design District Retail Street Special Area Plan. He also represents several co-living developers and managed STR companies who have invested significant capital into expanding into the Miami market. Steve is also a go-to advisor on best practices for zoning and TOD
legislation. He helped craft the City of Miami’s micro-unit legislation adopted in December 2017 to facilitate innovation in multifamily development around transit stations.


Dec 5

Monday, December 5, 2022

Elected Official & Public Sector Workshop: Understanding Density

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Registration open to elected officials, public sector staff, and neighborhood leaders only and free to attend. To attend, please contact [email protected]