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The Cuban Center for Strategic Studies


Richard Kuper.

Richard Kuper, of the Law Offices of Richard Kuper, P.A., maintains an active law practice in the areas  of public finance, governmental and administrative law. Mr. Kuper is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified  Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court  Qualified Arbitrator. Mr. Kuper is also an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  In addition to his law practice, Mr. Kuper serves as Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County League of  Cities, a professional organization comprised of all 34 municipalities in Miami-Dade County. 

Mr. Kuper also served as an Attorney Special Master for the Value Adjustment Board, Miami-Dade County.  In this position, he presided over taxpayers’ complaints relating to homestead and agricultural exemptions and  substantial completion cases and heard appeals from applicants in accordance with the Florida Department of  Revenue. He is also involved in several civic and professional associations, including the Cuban American  Bar Association, for which he served 2 years as treasurer. He also served on the Miami Beach Planning Board,  the Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force, and the City of Miami Charter Review Board. Mr. Kuper  is a former President for the ARC of South Florida, a former board member of the Institute for Cuban Studies and a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators Inc. 

Mr. Kuper began his legal career in 1988 as a trial attorney at the Law Offices of the Honorable Bennett  Brummer, Public Defender, 11th Judicial Circuit. He also served as Counsel and Chief of Staff for the  Honorable Wifredo (Willy) Gort, Commissioner for the City of Miami, from 1993-2001. He supervised staff  members and facilitated the Commissioner’s preparation on legal and political issues affecting the health,  safety, and welfare of constituents. He also assisted the Commissioner in his capacity as Chairman of the Board  of Directors of the Downtown Development Authority in policy making and executive function oversight. In  2003, Mr. Kuper served as an Assistant State Attorney and Special Counsel to the Honorable Katherine  Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami, Florida.  

Mr. Kuper is a member of the Florida Bar; United States District Court, Southern District; and United  States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. He is a lifelong resident of Miami-Dade County. He graduated from  the University of Miami School of Business and the University of Miami School of Law.