CLAUDIO RIEDI is a founding shareholder of LSRCF.  Mr. Riedi focuses his practice on commercial litigation, administrative proceedings, international transactions and litigation, and appellate law.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  •  Commercial litigation
  •  Environmental litigation (environmental protection, policies, management, ESA, CWA, NEPA)
  •  Complex civil litigation and trial practice
  •  Administrative proceedings
  •  Appellate law
  •  Corporate representation of inbound/outbound international clients

SIGNIFICANT REPRESENTATIONS:

  • Represented Native American Indian tribe in extensive environmental and business litigation and gaming regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Represented municipalities in land use litigation and utilities related litigation.
  • Represented commercial clients in complex commercial litigation matters.
  • Appellate experience at state and federal intermediate appellate and supreme courts.
  • Represented various German-speaking clients in complex business and real estate transactions in Florida and in international litigation matters.

REPORTED OPINIONS:

  • South Florida Water Management District v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, 541 U.S. 95 (2004) (interpreting whether pumping polluted water against natural flow into the Tribal Everglades constitutes an addition of a pollutant to waters of the United States under the Federal Clean Water Act).
  • Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States, 619 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2010) (challenging use of Everglades National Park land for highway bridge without adequate review under the Department of Transportation Act).
  • United States v. South Florida Water Management District, 2011 WL 1099865 (S.D.Fla. 2011) (Indian Tribe’s challenge to water management district’s abandonment of construction of Everglades water storage reservoir after partial construction).
  • Center for Biological Diversity v. Salazar, 778 F.Supp.2d 68, 2011 WL 891821 (D.D.C. 2011) (Support of federal rule making concerning critical habitat of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow under the Endangered Species Act)
  • Miccosukee Tribe of Indians v. South Florida Water Management District, 2007 WL 7377465 (S.D.Fla. 2007) (challenging indefinite stay of case after issuance of mandate by U.S. Supreme Court).
  • Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States, 680 F.Supp.2d 1308 (S.D.Fla. 2010) (Tribe’s challenge of flooding of tribal land under equal protection law).
  • Village of Wellington v. Palm Beach County, 941 So.2d 595 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006) (challenge on behalf of local municipality to annexation ordinance adopted by Palm Beach County)
  • Palm Beach Polo, Inc. v. Village of Wellington, 918 So.2d 988 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006) (Enforcement on behalf of municipality of PUD provisions requiring restoration of old growth cypress forest within planned unit development).
  • Miccosukee Tribe of Indians v. Napoleoni, 890 So.2d 1152 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004) (Defense of Indian Tribe against application of Florida workers compensation statute based upon sovereign immunity grounds)

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT:

  • German American Business Chamber, SE Chapter, Miami, FL — Director/Secretary
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami, FL; Board of Directors
  • German American Alliance, Miami, Director.

PUBLICATION:

  • To Shift or to Shaft: Attorney Fees for Prevailing Claimants in Civil Forfeiture Suits Vol. 47:147, University of Miami Law Review – 1992