jhorowitz@cityatty.com
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Fort Lauderdale Office
Phone: 954-771-4500
Fax: 954-771-4923

Jacob G. Horowitz

Partner

Jacob G. Horowitz is a partner at Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A.  Mr. Horowitz concentrates primarily on local government matters, serving as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Pembroke Pines, the City of Tamarac, and the City of North Lauderdale, among other municipalities in Broward County and Palm Beach County. He represents many of the firm’s governmental clients, assisting on a daily basis with matters relating to the Sunshine Law, ethics, public records, elections law, zoning and other general governance matters.

Mr. Horowitz serves as the Assistant General Counsel for the Broward League of Cities, and was the former Assistant General Counsel for the Broward County Charter Review Commission and the Brevard County Charter Review Commission. He served as Assistant General Counsel for the North Broward Hospital District (Broward Health) 2009-2015. He has served as legal counsel to a number of municipal charter review boards.

Mr. Horowitz has represented clients before the Florida Commissions on Ethics, served as legal advisor to the Broward League of Cities Ethics Task Force, and regularly lectures on ethics matters and provides ethics training to elected officials in accordance with the Broward County Code of Ethics.

In addition to his work representing local government, Mr. Horowitz serves as a corporate counsel to private clients, practicing in the area of commerical transactions, real estate, commercial litigation and general corporate matters.

Lectures/Presentations

  • Broward County Code of Ethics – Multiple Training Sessions
  • The Florida Sunshine Law – Multiple Training Sessions
  • The Florida Public Records Act – Multiple Training Sessions
  • “Legal Issues – Ethics & Roadway Solicitation”  Florida City County Managers Association (November 8, 2012)
  • “Key Employment Agreements” – Florida Municipal Attorney Association (July 21, 2011)
  • “Ethics & the Statewide Grand Jury Report” – CLE/ Florida Water Law (May 20, 2011)
  • “Social Media and the Law: Public Entities” – Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust (May 13, 2011)
  • “Social Media and the Law: Public Entities” – Florida Recreation and Park Association, Inc.  (March 31, 2011)