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Matthew Mandel & Edward Guedes Obtain Written Ruling from Eleventh Circuit Affirming Dismissal

Congratulations to Members Matthew Mandel & Edward Guedes on obtaining a written ruling from the Eleventh Circuit affirming the dismissal of a facial constitutional challenge of a Lauderhill city ordinance that mandated inspections in order to be able to rent residential properties.

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Categories: LitigationAppellate Law & PracticeMunicipal Litigation
Tags: Municipal Government

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

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

Haydee Sera Honored at Miami Lakes Bar Association’s 2017 Installation Celebration

Municipal Associate Haydee Sera was honored at the Miami Lakes Bar Association’s 2017 Installation Celebration on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Shula’s Steakhouse in Miami Lakes. Haydee was honored for her time as President of the Organization.

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Categories: Local Government
Tags: Municipal Government

Chad Friedman Speaks at Marcum Government Symposium

Member Chad Friedman spoke on a panel at the 22nd Annual Marcum Government Symposium at The Signature Grand in Davie on October 26th.

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Municipal Government

Susan Trevarthen presents at 2016 IMLA National Conference

Member Susan Trevarthen presented at the 2016 International Municipal Lawyers Association National Conference on September 29th in San Diego, California.

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)Community Outreach
Tags: Municipal Government

Jamie Cole Participates in Broward County League Of Cities Infrastructure/Transportation Surtax Kick Off Event

On Saturday, September 10, Managing Director Jamie Cole participated in the Broward County League Of Cities Infrastructure/Transportation Surtax Kick Off Event at the Sunrise Civic Center.  There were about 60 elected officials in attendance.  Jamie was part of the panel discussing the surtax and what cities and elected officials may do to educate about and/or advocate for the surtax.

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Categories: Local GovernmentCommunity Outreach
Tags: Municipal Government

Jamie Cole Speaks to Palm Beach Elected Officials About the Sunshine Law

The Palm Beach League of Cities had Managing Director Jamie Cole come to present  to about 60 elected officials regarding the Sunshine Law on Wednesday, September 7th. 

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Municipal Government

Alison Smith Serves as Panelist at Miramar's "Let's Talk Town Hall Public Safety Meeting"

Partner Alison Smith served as a panelist with the community leaders at Miramar Town Center on August 25, at the City's Let's Talk Town Hall Public Safety Meeting. 

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Municipal Government

Laura Wendell & Peter Waldman Successfully Represent City of Homestead

Laura Wendell and Peter Waldman successfully represented ­­­the City of Homestead in the lawsuit styled  Homestead Land Group, LLC v. City of Homestead and First Baptist Church of Perrine, Inc.  

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Categories: Local Government
Tags: Municipal GovernmentPeter D. WaldmanLaura K. WendellMiami Local Government Law