Ms. Jarjura is a Partner in the Governmental Relations and Litigation practices of Conrad & Scherer, LLP. Her government relations practice encompasses procurement, the negotiation of government contracts, land development, and public policy. Her litigation practice emphasizes commercial litigation with a focus on complex corporate, procurement, land use and real estate disputes.
Ms. Jarjura has experience working with developers of large-scale residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use projects, including shopping centers, office buildings, planned unit developments, hotels and marinas. From property assemblage to site plan approval to the most complex growth management issues affecting real estate development, Ms. Jarjura helps clients obtain the necessary approvals in order to accomplish the desired development.
Ms. Jarjura advises clients throughout the government procurement process. She assists clients in drafting their responses to Requests for Letters of Interest, Requests for Proposal, Invitations to Bid, and Requests for Qualifications. Ms. Jarjura also lobbies the appropriate entities and, in some cases, defends or files bid protests.
In the public policy arena, Ms. Jarjura counsels clients who are impacted by government policies and regulation. She assists clients with reaching a solution to a dispute with local government without litigation. If a political solution cannot be reached, Ms. Jarjura ensures that an appropriate resolution is available for her clients through judicial relief. Ms. Jarjura also advises her clients on community outreach and interactions with public officials and government staff. She helps clients deliver their message to government decision-makers and all stake-holders to efficiently achieve their objectives — in development or in procurement of contracts.
Community & Political Involvement
Ms. Jarjura is an adjunct professor of business law at Lynn University’s MBA program. Ms. Jarjura is in her sixth term as a board member of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Redevelopment Board where she helps oversee one of the City’s largest budgets and redevelopment areas.
Ms. Jarjura is actively involved with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Chamber’s Downtown Council Board of Governors. She is a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and was on the Steering Committee for NAWL’s 2011 Annual Meeting which is held in New York City each July. She is a member of Broward Days and is active in local politics co-hosting several campaign fund raisers.
Honors & Education
Ms. Jarjura is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She was named a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010. In May 2010, Ms. Jarjura was selected by Atlantic Ave magazine as one of the "Top 40 Professionals Under 40." Most recently, Ms. Jarjura was featured in Boca Life and Gold Coast magazine’s January issues as one of the “12 to watch in 2012.”
Ms. Jarjura has a B.A. from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and a MBA from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
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