Hans Ottinot

managing partner

Hans Ottinot is the lawyer you need to hire to navigate complex government and business matters.   Hans has extensive experience in government and business law.  He has represented local governments and private businesses in complex transactional and litigation matters for over 20 years.   He knows how government works to support businesses.  He has served as City Attorney for numerous local governments including the City of Sunny Isles Beach, City of Tamarac, City of North Miami Beach, and City of Miami Gardens.  As City Attorney for the City of Sunny Isles Beach for 14 years, Hans played a pivotal role in the redevelopment of the City of Sunny Isles Beach from a retirement community to a cosmopolitan city now known as Florida’s Riviera.  Hans’ ability to think outside the box in the area of development played a major role in the development approval of well-known development projects such as Porsche Design Tower Miami, Regalia, Armani Casa, Mansions at Acqualina, Estates of Acqualina, Jade Signature, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sayan and St. Tropez Luxury Condominiums, and Chateau Beach Condominium.  This ability to think outside the box was the impetus that led Hans to successfully negotiate more than 100 Million Dollars of property for Green Space in the City of the Sunny Isles Beach.

In addition to playing a pivotal role in the redevelopment of the City of Sunny Isles Beach and the City of North Miami Beach, Hans, as City Attorney, played a pivotal role with its founding leaders in the creation of the City of Miami Gardens, the largest African-American city in the State of Florida.  Miami Gardens is the home of the world-famous music celebration known as Jazz in the Gardens and the home of the Miami Dolphins.   As a result of his work in creating sustainable and self-sufficient communities in South Florida, Hans has been recognized as one of the Top Government Lawyers by Florida Trend’s Magazine and South Florida Legal Guide.  

Hans has represented private businesses in complex development matters to promote smart growth development projects.   Hans negotiated numerous complex contracts in the areas of commercial leasing, employment, sports law, and joint venture agreements.  If disputes arise from negotiated agreements, Hans has the ability to represent his clients in state and federal court to protect the interest of the clients.

Serving the community is Hans’ motto.  He has served on numerous boards, and committees during his legal career and is a member of numerous community-oriented organizations.


University of Miami School Law, J.D.

Colgate University, B.A., Political Science

All-ECAC Football All-Star

Bar and Court Admissions

Bar and Court Admissions

Florida Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals:  Southern District


Past President of Haitian Lawyers Association

Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association

T.J. Reddick Bar Association

Caribbean Bar Association

Virgil Hawkins Bar Association

Cuban-American Bar Association

Miami Mocaad Contemporary Art Group


Past Chair of the 11th Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission.  

Past Chair of the Florida Bar City, County, and Local Government Section.

Government Lawyer Liaison Florida Bar Board of Governors

Miami-Dade County Charter Committee