Lawsuit Claims Real Estate Attorney Failed to Check Property’s Zoning Before Client Made $2.2M Land Buy

Martinez represented Zepol, a South Florida-based trucking company, in a $2.2 million land purchase in Opa-Locka. Zepol had informed Martinez the property was being purchased for a commercial trucking facility, but attorney Martinez failed to investigate whether the land was zoned for its intended use, according to Trazenfeld’s suit.

“What boggles the mind is the lawyer only needed to spend less than $50 to obtain a letter from the city of Opa-Locka that would have revealed the zoning designation,” said Trazenfeld, a veteran legal malpractice attorney who is representing Zepol in the malpractice case. “It appears that the attorney had no idea what he was doing.”

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