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In Memoriam: Robert Ginsburg

Robert Ginsburg died on Sunday August 13.  He served as Miami Dade County Attorney for over 25 years and was the dean of municipal lawyers in Florida. Richard Weiss, Mitch Bierman and Cliff Schulman served in the Miami Dade County Attorneys' Office and were mentored by Bob.  The Miami Dade County Attorneys' Office has served as a model for our firm and we have sought to emulate their level of excellence and provide that service to cities.  Over the years, many and probably most of the Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman lawyers have interacted with Bob at one time or another and learned something from the experience.  We salute the outstanding career of our colleague Bob Ginsburg and we will miss him.  

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Municipal Government

Eight Attorneys From Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Make

We are very proud to announce that eight of our attorneys have been named to the "2018 Best Lawyers" list.  The attorneys that made the list are: Richard Jay Weiss-Government Relations Practice Joseph H. Serota-Commercial Litigation Stephen J. Helfman-Land Use & Zoning Law Jamie A. Cole-Commercial Litigation Mitchell A. Bierman-Government Relations Practice Edward G. Guedes-Appellate Gilberto Pastoriza- Land Use & Zoning Law Clifford A. Schulman-Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law 

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Categories: Awards & Recognitions
Tags: Awards & Recognitions

Susan Trevarthen Speaks at APA Luncheon

Susan Trevarthen, a Member and Chair of the Firm's Public Land Use Practice; participated in a Legislative Panel Luncheon for the Broward Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. The panel discussed important legislative session highlights.  Besides Susan the panel included: Lester Abberger-APA Florida Legislative Representative and Matthew Ginder from Greenspoon Marder.

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Alison Smith Speaks at Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Kingston Jamaica

Partner Alison Smith spoke at the Jamaica Diaspora conference in Kingston Jamaica on July 25, 2017 in honor of the Island's 55th anniversary of Independence. Alison is pictured with Audrey Marks (center), Jamaican ambassador to the United States and Suzette Rochester, VMBS Manager.  Congratulations to Alison on this honor.

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Susan Trevarthen Participates in IMLA Webinar on Land Use

Member and Chair of the Public Land Use Department, Susan Trevarthen participated in a webinar for the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) on "Land Use-Murr v. Wisconsin Part II".  Susan spoke with John Echeverria, Lisa Soronen, and Jeffrey Mandell authors of amicus briefs in the case, who analyzed the opinion and discussed its implications for local government regulations going forward.

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Brett Schneider Speaks at 36th Annual FMAA Annual Seminar

Member and Chair of the Labor & Employment group, Brett Schneider spoke at the 36th Annual Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Seminar on July 27th in St.Petersburg.  Brett's presentation was entitled, "Medical Marijuana from the Municipal Employer’s Perspective".

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Joe Hernandez Speaks at Miami-Dade Legal Support Association

Member & Chair of the Real Estate practice, Joe Hernandez, did a presentation for the Miami-Dade Legal Support Association on July 25th in Coral Gables.  Joe's presentation was entitled, "Trends in South Florida Real Estate".

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Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed

On June 23, 2017, Governor Scott signed legislation aimed at implementing Amendment 2: Florida’s constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in the state. Senate Bill 8A (“SB 8A”) is poised to expand the use of medical marijuana that was previously enacted by the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 (“Charlotte’s Web”).

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)Labor and Employment
Tags: Municipal Government

Mitchell Bierman Moderates HNTB THINK Infrastructure Forum Panel

Member and Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber Commerce Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Mitchell Bierman moderated a Panel at the HNTB THINK Infrastructure Forum.  The Forum evaluated, "our region’s mobility challenges and opportunities, and discuss options for maintaining and improving the metropolitan area’s complex transportation network with an eye toward economic development." 

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Mitch Bierman Featured on

Member and Partner-In-Charge of the Miami-Dade office, Mitchell Bierman was featured on "Easy 93's Community Connection" Radio show on July 9th at 6:50AM. The interview was broadcast on 93.1 FM. Mitch discussed transportation initiatives in South Florida with on-air personality Ellen Jaffe.

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