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Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Sponsors "Big Bad BBQ Benefiting Special Olympics Florida"

 Our Construction Law team was proud to attend and sponsor the "Big Bad BBQ Sponsored by Danto Builders Benefiting Special Olympics Florida."  It was a great event for a fantastic cause.  Pictured from left to right are Construction Law Group Chair Michael Kurzman, Elizabeth Coppolecchia, and Drew Demers.

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Pete Waldman & Alicia Gonzalez Speak at AEDP 2018 Educational Seminar

Partner Pete Waldman and Associate Alicia Gonzalez spoke at the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals (AEDP) 2018 Educational Seminar, “The ABC’s of Eminent Domain” on September 28.  Pete and Alicia spoke about acquiring easements through the power of eminent domain.  Their discussion included a lively debate in which Pete acted as the attorney for the property owner and Alicia acted as the attorney for the condemnor. 

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John Quick Helps Miami-Dade Community Relations Board in Co-Hosting South Dade Job Fair

On September 24, 2018, the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board co-hosted a South Dade job fair with State Senator Annette Taddeo and County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. Pictured in the photograph are firm partner, John Quick, who serves as chair of the CRB, and Senator Taddeo and Commissioner Levine Cava.

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Alison Smith serves on Nova Law School Mentoring Panel

Partner Alison Smith spoke on a panel as part of her alma mater, Nova Law School's mentoring program on September 21. The panel was titled, "The Business of Law."  It was to advise students about practical considerations regarding the practice of law.  Alison is pictured with Janice Shaw (Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development) and Karen Rose (Director of Alumni Relations).

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Justin Luger Reappointed to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Litigation attorney Justin Luger, has been reappointed to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. This will be his third consecutive year on the Board.

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Brooke Ehrlich Gives Presentation to Florida Association of Managing Partners on “#MeToo in the Law Firm: Lessons For Managing Partners from the Post-Weinstein Reckoning.”

On September 12, 2018, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman labor and employment attorney Brooke Ehrlich gave a presentation to the Florida Association of Managing Partners entitled, “#MeToo in the Law Firm: Lessons For Managing Partners from the Post-Weinstein Reckoning.”  The purpose of Brooke’s presentation was to discuss the impact and implications of the #MeToo movement, and to contemplate the lessons that managing partners can take away from it.

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Anne Flanigan, Matthew Mandel and Adam Hapner Sworn in as Board Members of the Federal Bar Association’s Broward Chapter

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Pete Waldman Speaks at BCBA Government Law CLE on Local Agency Program

On August 22, 2018, firm partner, Pete Waldman, spoke at the Broward County Bar Association's government law CLE concerning the Local Agency Program. He is pictured with firm partner, Alison Smith, co-chair of the government law section, which hosted the event, and firm attorney, Alicia Gonzalez.

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Alan Fertel Interviewed By WIOD & WQAM Sports Talk Radio Stations

Chair of our Sports and Entertainment Law Group, Alan Fertel, was interviewed by both WIOD and WQAM sports talk radio stations regarding the Urban Meyer/Zach Smith scandal at Ohio State University. He provided commentary on the Ohio State University "independent" Investigation, conduct that causes a breach of coaching contracts, morals clauses, Title IX violations, the NCAA, the  importance of accurately getting out in front of a story, accountability  and damage control.  Alan discussed the incredible power of successful college football coaches and the appropriate way to conduct a Title IX investigation in the current "politically correct" environment.  Alan used his experience in drafting and litigating  morals clauses and coaching/athletic director contracts to  provide insight on these issues, as well as the effect of  the recent ”me too” movement and  improper conduct of various athletes in violation of their morals clauses to explain the legal consequences  and potential ramifications of violating such clauses.

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Joe Hernandez Participates in “Caribbean Hospitality Investment Summit” BISNOW Event

Chair of the Real Estate Department, Joe Hernandez, participated in the “Caribbean Hospitality Investment Summit” BISNOW Event on August 23rd in Miami.  Joe served as moderator for the panel entitled, “Building For Resiliency: Strengthening Workforce, Housing and Mitigating Future Risk.”

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