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Former ABA President Zack to lead Miami Beach Charter revision board


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Former ABA President Zack to lead Miami Beach Charter revision board

By Daniel Buchanan

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 3, 2013 — Miami attorney Stephen N. Zack has been selected to chair the Miami Beach Charter Review Board, which will recommend changes to the City Charter.


Zack also chaired the board during its only other two periods of operation, beginning in 1993 and 2003. Miami Beach creates the group, officially known as the Ad Hoc Charter Review & Revision Board, every 10 years to review its City Charter, which spells out how the city operates in terms of governance, budget, elections and other areas.

The administrative partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in Miami, Zack is a former president of the American Bar Association and the first Hispanic American in that post. He also was the first Hispanic American president of The Florida Bar.

Zack’s main practice area is complex commercial litigation, emphasizing class actions, products liability cases and federal multidistrict litigation. He is a specialist in civil trial law, as well as eminent domain, corporate and international law. In 2000, he represented then-Vice President Al Gore in the trial of Bush v. Gore, which eventually decided the 2000 presidential election.

Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower appointed Zack to the board earlier this year. The longtime Miami Beach resident was selected as chair at its first meeting on April 25.