General Counsel & VP
Betsy L. McCoy is General Counsel and Vice President of The Related Group. Ms. McCoy joined The Related Group in 2008 and is responsible for oversight of all legal issues and for providing direct counsel to Mr. Perez and Related’s COO, Matt Allen on matters affecting day to day operations. She designed and implemented comprehensive strategies to achieve minimal loss during the recent real estate market turbulence of 2008-2012.
Prior to joining The Related Group, Ms. McCoy was in private practice as a principal and shareholder of her law firm located in Tampa, Florida where she served as litigation counsel statewide to financial institutions, real estate developers, and contractors. Ms. McCoy became Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in complex commercial and business litigation in 1997, and maintained that certification for 11 years until joining The Related Group. Ms. McCoy is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Negotiation Project, a frequent speaker at national conferences, and holds a Master Advocate Certification by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Ms. McCoy is a graduate of Creighton University, College of Arts and Sciences, Omaha, Nebraska where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree; Creighton Law School where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree, and also, The University of Miami School of Law where Ms. McCoy earned an L.LM (Letters of Legal Mastery) in the law of real property development.
The success of Ms. McCoy’s litigation strategies in the face of a real estate market collapse has brought national recognition to The Related Group. Ms. McCoy and her legal department were honored by the Daily Business Review of Miami and awarded the “Editor’s Choice” as Legal Department of the Year 2013. In 2014, Ms. McCoy and the Related Group legal department were honored as one of the four best corporate legal departments in America, named such by Corporate Counsel Magazine and American Legal Media. In 2016, Real Estate Forum, america’s premier real estate business magazine named Ms. McCoy as one of 51 women named as Women of Influence 2016. Ms. McCoy brings to The Related Group a recognized expertise in business litigation and a mastery of condominium and real property development law.