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Jeff P.H. Cazeau
Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff
Jeff P. H. Cazeau, Esq. is a shareholder in the Miami office of Becker & Poliakoff where he serves as the City Attorney for the City of Florida City, Florida, and represents other municipal governments and boards. Mr. Cazeau also lobbies on behalf of private clients on the state, federal and local level. Mr. Cazeau has a national practice assisting small and mid-sized companies obtain and keep contracts with federal, state and local government entities. In particular, Mr. Cazeau is experienced in assisting small, minority and women owned businesses navigate the sometimes complex world of socio-economic certifications through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certifications, as well as the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certifications and other Women, Minority and Veteran Business Enterprise certification programs through various state, local and other certifying entities. He has structured joint ventures, teaming agreements, and other arrangements to assist both the prime and the subcontractor successfully bid and win government contracts. He has handled dozens of appeals and disputes involving all manner of government certification programs.
Before attending law school, Mr. Cazeau served nine years as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy. During his naval career he held several positions including Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, Legal Officer, and Navigator aboard USS ELLIOT (DD 967) and Politico-Military Affairs Officer at United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). As a Pol-Mil Officer, Mr. Cazeau served as an advisor to the Commander, USSOUTHCOM with regard to issues involving the Caribbean, particularly Haiti, Suriname and the various British, Dutch and French territories.