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Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Serves as Silver Sponsor for Miami-Dade League of Cities Gala

Our Firm was proud to sponsor and attend the 64th Annual Miami-Dade League of Cities Gala on May 12th at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel.

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Categories: Local GovernmentCommunity Outreach
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Laura Wendell & Susan Trevarthen Score Significant Litigation Victory for City of Coral Gables & Historic Preservation Board of the City of Coral Gables

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Categories: Municipal Litigation
Tags: Susan L. TrevarthenLaura K. WendellFort Lauderdale Municipal Attorneys

Brett Schneider Participates in 2018 HR Compliance Seminar

Labor & Employment Chair, Brett Schneider, participated in the 2018 HR Compliance Seminar on May 10th at Farmer’s Table in Boca Raton. Brett spoke on “Avoiding Liability for Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era.”

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Laura Wendell & Eric Stettin Secure Significant Workers Comp Win from First District Court of Appeal

Laura Wendell, as lead appellate counsel, along with Eric Stettin, secured from the First District Court of Appeal a significant workers compensation win.  Last week, the Court denied rehearing, certification and rehearing en banc on its decision which reversed a final compensation order on behalf of the City of Homestead.  The claimant had relied on the statutory presumption of compensability under the Heart-Lung Bill, by which a law enforcement officer whose medical condition is caused by heart disease is entitled to a presumption that his condition is compensable, provided that the officer successfully underwent a physical upon entry into his position as a law enforcement officer. The Court clarified unsettled law in rejecting the argument that the City had waived the statutory prerequisite and that a twenty-one month old physical examination sufficed.  Here is a link to the opinion-https://bit.ly/2L1djgy

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Categories: Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Miami Appellate Law Attorneys

Alison Smith and Michael Kantor Participate in HRABC Annual Legal Conference

Once again, Weiss Serota Helfman was proud to sponsor and participate in the Human Resources Association of Broward County (HRABC) Annual Legal Conference.  Labor & Employment Partner Alison Smith spoke on “The Future is Female: the Importance of Employers Insuring Equal Opportunity for Women as Well as How Women Can Secure their Future in the Workplace”.  In addition, Broward Labor & Employment attorney and HRABC Director of Legislative Affairs, Michael Kantor, served as emcee for the entire conference.

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Event

Mitchell Burnstein Participates in SFBW's "Law Firm Roundtable"

Firm Managing Director, Mitchell Burnstein participated in South Florida Business & Wealth’s “Law Firm Roundtable” at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on May 3rd.  Mitch was joined at the roundtable by some of South Florida’s leading law firm managing partners to discuss hot topics in the legal industry.

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Categories: Community Outreach
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Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Sponsors Legal Aid Bridge to Justice Breakfast

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman once again proudly sponsored the Legal Aid Bridge to Justice Breakfast event on April 27, 2018.  Partner Alison Smith served on the Legal Aid board for six years and is a Past Chair. Alison is pictured with Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of former US president Dwight Eisenhower. Also in attendance from our firm were Chris Saunders and Elen Gantner.  

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Categories: Community Outreach
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Jamie Cole Speaks on Gun Regulations and Preemption to League of Women Voters of Broward County

On May 1, Broward Office Managing Director Jamie Cole spoke to the League of Women Voters of Broward County Florida on "Understanding Preemption and the Fight For Sensible Gun Laws in Florida."  Jamie, Ed Guedes, and Adam Hapner are spearheading a lawsuit brought by municipalities and local elected officials throughout Florida seeking to invalidate the onerous penalties that can be imposed for enacting local regulations on firearms.  Jamie was joined at the event by Broward County Commissioner Steve Geller. 

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Categories: Community Outreach
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Jihan Soliman Appointed to Serve on Dade County’s Millennial Task Force

Attorney Jihan Soliman was appointed by Miami-Dade Country District 3 Commissioner, Audrey Edmonson, to serve on the Dade County’s Millennial Task Force. The Millennial Task force is an ad hoc County Board tasked with identifying issues that Millennials in Miami-Dade County face and recommend policies that will alleviate such issues.

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Categories: Awards & Recognitions
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Jamie Cole & Alison Smith Participate in 2018 BCBA "Got Civility?" Event

On April 26th, Broward Office Managing Director Jamie Cole and Partner Alison Smith took part in the Broward County Bar Association's 2018 "Got Civility?" event at the Broward County Courthouse.  Jamie served as a panelist, and Alison served as the event moderator.

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Categories: Community Outreach
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