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City Attorney

A Boksner
Aleksandr Boksner, City Attorney

Education:
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (B.A. 1998)
  • The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio (J.D. 2001)

Bar Membership:
  • State of Florida
  • State of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court

Aleksandr Boksner began representing the City of Cape Coral as City Attorney in August 2023.  He was previously the Deputy County Attorney for Sarasota County, Florida, where he provided legal counsel to the Sarasota County Commissioners, Sarasota County Sheriff, Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller, the County Administration, and the various County Departments on legal matters or issues pertaining to Federal and state litigation, labor and employment or other legal matters that impacted the governmental functions of Sarasota County. 

Before being Deputy County Attorney for Sarasota County, Mr. Boksner was with the City of Miami Beach for 13 years as its Chief Deputy City Attorney.  Mr. Boksner provided legal counsel to the Mayor and City Commissioners, City Manager, and Department Directors pertaining to its governmental business practices, liability, and sovereign immunity, including those regulatory and technical departments, State of Florida public records, and government in the sunshine laws, contract formation, interpretation and drafting, legislative process and procedure, regulatory and statutory compliance, and the legal impact of civil and criminal litigation surrounding all aspects of the City of Miami Beach's governmental business operations.

Mr. Boksner prepared various resolutions and ordinances, drafted prospective legislation for consideration by the State of Florida, and reviewed contracts for compliance with the City of Miami Beach procurement code, in conjunction with the negotiation of various public/private contracts, land use disputes, franchise agreements, and other contractual agreements. He supervised prosecuting code enforcement matters before the Special Master to ensure regulatory compliance with those technical statutes, regulations, and codes. He handled a multitude of litigation matters (commercial, land use, construction, tort, and appellate), which involved issues of sovereign immunity, regulatory taking, inverse condemnation, littoral takings, and other statutory and common law causes of action impacting the City of Miami Beach. Mr. Boksner provided a broad range of extensive legal guidance on the City of Miami Beach's governmental operations and governance, policy initiatives, and other aspects of the City's business functions and litigation. 

Prior to joining the City of Miami Beach Office of the City Attorney, Mr. Boksner's professional experience and background consisted of significant legal positions at other governmental agencies that included the Office of the County Attorney, Marion County, Florida; Office of the County Attorney, Charlotte County, Florida; and Office of the State Attorney, Miami, Florida.


Mission Statement:
To provide quality legal services to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager, and City Departments and Agencies by advising the elected and appointed officers in all matters relating to their official powers, duties, and responsibilities and by enforcing the provisions of the City Charter and Code and County, State and Federal law.


City Attorney Staff:

  • Brian R. Bartos, Deputy City Attorney - Thomas S. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1989); Florida State University (B.S., 1979)
  • Gail Prosser, Assistant City Attorney
  • John E Naclerio III, Assistant City Attorney
  • Mark Moriarty, Assistant City Attorney
  • Joshua Fredrickson, Assistant City Attorney
  • Cody Vaughan-Birch, Assistant City Attorney