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Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Receive 2018 Law Firm of the Year Award

We were very humbled to receive the 2018 Law Firm of the Year Award from Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida.   The Law Firm of the Year award honors a firm that has a long history of supporting LAS and CCLA. Partner Alison Smith accepted the award on behalf of the firm.  Alison has served as Chair of both Legal Aid and Coast to Coast.

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Brett Schneider Speaks at HFTP Gold Coast Meeting on Hiring Practice Compliance Issues

On October 17, 2018, Brett J. Schneider, Chair of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and Managing Member of the Firm’s Palm Beach Office, spoke to local country club Finance and Human Resources professionals concerning hiring practice compliance issues at the Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals (HFTP) Gold Coast Chapter meeting held at the Delray Beach Club.

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Joseph & Gail Serota Host Fundraiser For U.S. Senator Tim Kaine

Founding Member, Joseph H. Serota, and firm partner, Gail Serota, hosted at their home in Pinecrest, Florida on October 18, 2018, a fundraiser for their longtime friend and U.S. Senator from Virginia, Tim Kaine, in connection with his re-election bid.  Senator Kaine was the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee for the 2016 Presidential Election, and he discussed at length ideas for bridging the current political divide in this country.  Numerous firm attorneys also attended the event to support Senator Kaine and hear his ideas for the country going forward.

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Alison Smith Speaks at FGFOA Regarding Sexual Harassment & the "Me Too" Movement

On October 16, 2018, Labor & Employment Partner, Alison Smith, spoke at the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) School of Government and Finance regarding sexual harassment and the “Me Too” movement. The FGFOA is a professional resource to its members by providing opportunities through education, networking, leadership and information-sharing.

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Dan Espino Appointed Co-Char of the Government Committee for South Florida Hispanic Chamber

The firm is proud to announce that partner Daniel Espino has been appointed co-chair of the government committee for the South Florida Hispanic chamber, alongside co-chair, Maria Luisa Gonzalez of Baptist Hospital. The government committee will continue the Chamber’s mission of advancing Miami’s thriving Hispanic business community by focusing on city, county and state government issues and targeting common sense policy solutions that make it easier to start and run a business. “It’s my privilege to serve. Along with my co-chair and committee members, I look forward to using my local government experience and contacts for the betterment of our business community,” said Mr. Espino. Mr. Espino is a partner at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

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John Quick Speaks on Civilian Oversight at 24th Annual NACOLE Conference

Partner John Quick was recently one of the speakers on day 1 of the 24th annual NACOLE conference.  John spoke on civilian oversight in the state of Florida. NACOLE stands for National Association for Civilian Oversight Of Law Enforcement. The annual conference attracts hundreds of attendees from all over the world.

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Alison Smith Appears on “Legal News and Review"

Labor & Employment Partner Alison Smith was a guest on the radio show “Legal News and Review" on October 4th.  The topic that Alison was brought on to talk about focused on sexual harassment and the “Me Too” movement.

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Roger Kobert Elected New Chairman of FBA's International Law Section

Litigation Partner Roger Kobert has been elected Chairman of the Federal Bar Association’s International Law Section for 2018-2019. Roger had been the Section’s Vice Chairman and its Treasurer. He chairs Weiss Serota Helfman’s International Practice Group, and litigates, tries, arbitrates, and appeals cases for private and public clients, emphasizing complex and cross-border business and financial disputes. Roger is an inaugural member of the Florida Bar Board Certification Committee for International Litigation & Arbitration.

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Richard Rosengarten Published in The Federal Lawyer

Firm attorney Richard Rosengarten recently had an article published in The Federal Lawyer entitled, “ Lessons on Nuance in Summary Judgment Law.”  Please click on the link below to read this very interesting article.

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Ed Guedes Participates in "Marcum Government Symposium"

Member and Chair of the Firm's Appellate Practice Group, Ed Guedes, participated in the "Marcum Government Symposium."  Ed was part of the Legal Panel Discussion,  and focused his portion of the discussion on the representation of local government entities throughout the state in the red-light camera cases that he has worked on for many years as lead counsel.

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