Richard Bernstein has long been active in the Jewish Federation community and has worked on behalf of many Jewish causes. He is an alumnus of the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet (a predecessor to JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet). Richard serves on the boards of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish Federations of North America, World ORT, and more than 15 other Jewish non-profit boards.
Bernstein formally was senior counsel with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, PA, in Miami where he specialized in corporate transactional law, mergers and acquisition, international law, and private and public financing matters. Bernstein has been listed in the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America for each year from 2005 through 2020.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and MBA studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Miami School of Law. Richard earned his certificate as a CPA in the State of Florida in 1978 (currently inactive).
He currently is in private practice focusing on the consolidations, mergers, reconstitutions, and dissolutions of non-profit organizations as a result of more than 15 transactions of this kind that Bernstein was involved with as both a lay leader and as an independent lawyer.