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Report: Former Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff joins Shutts & Bowen


Former Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has joined the law firm Shutts & Bowen as a partner, where he will specialize in land-use, lobbying and maritime law, the Daily Business Review reports.

Sarnoff spent nine years on the city commission before stepping down in November due to term limits. He represented most of Miami's waterfront neighborhoods, including Coconut Grove and downtown. His wife, Teresa Sarnoff, unsuccessfully campaigned to win his seat, which ultimately went to new District 2 Commissioner Ken Russell.

Ethics rules bar Sarnoff from immediately lobbying or working on city of Miami issues, but he's free to practice with other public agencies. The DBR reports that he was "recruited" by attorney Alex Tachmes, and plans to spend "much of his time" in the firm's Tallahassee office.

Sarnoff has been quiet since stepping down. He recently told the Miami Herald he was serving as general counsel for Cigarette Racing, out of Opa-locka. He also launched a consulting business, Sarnoff Solutions.