Awards and Recognition

We are honored by the distinguishment of our firm and our leadership.

Distinguished advisory firm receiving award

We are proud of the work our firm does through corporate citizenship, thought leadership, community service, and philanthropy. These efforts, partnerships, and philanthropic contributions are ongoing and a vital part of our every fiber. We are honored and humbled that our firm’s leadership and team members have received distinguished awards and recognition for our impact, contributions, stewardship, and service.

  • Apogee Award presented by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) for leadership, innovation, and impact
  • Financial Services Company of the Year presented by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council (Greater Miami’s economic development agency)
  • Stewardship Award presented by Global Investments Association (GIA)

Miami Today distributes six Gold Medal Awards each year to prominent figures and organizations. Recipients have demonstrated outstanding contributions to Greater Miami. The judges selected Mr. Bartel based on his noteworthy achievements, as well as the long-term impact of those achievements on the community.

The March of Dimes recognized Mr. Bartel as the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year “for his role as a statesman in Florida, for demonstrating social and ethical responsibility in business, and for his outstanding track record and high impact in his professional and community life.” The March of Dimes is a nonprofit, founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 and dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies.

Mr. Bartel received the Keys to the City of Miami as appreciation for his long-standing government service. Before practicing law, Mr. Bartel was chief of staff and administrative assistant to U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart. He also served as administrative assistant to the Mayor of Miami. Later, Mr. Bartel would become the part-time City Attorney for Biscayne Park.

The Florida House of Representatives gave Mr. Bartel special recognition for his unwavering volunteerism following Hurricane Andrew. This Category 5 hurricane landed near Homestead, Florida on August 24, 1992, leaving massive destruction across the South Florida region.