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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

WSH Partner and Federal Bar Broward Chapter President Presented with Prestigious Award

Congratulations to WSH partner Matthew Mandel and the entire Federal Bar Association Broward Chapter on their prestigious award.

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Categories: LitigationMunicipal Litigation
Tags: Municipal GovernmentMatthew H. Mandel

WSH To Serve as Town Attorney for Medley

On December 2, the Town of Medley appointed WSH as its Town Attorney. For the past four months, WSH has served as the Interim Town Attorney due to an unexpected vacancy. Founding Member Stephen J. Helfman will continue to serve as the town attorney on behalf of the Firm. Steve also serves as Town Attorney for Golden Beach, and as Village Attorney for Indian Creek and Key Biscayne. A member of WSH's Local Government Division and WSH's Public Land Use and Zoning Group, Steve has been extensively involved in the preparation of local government comprehensive plans and the adoption of municipal ordinances, including land development regulations and implementing those plans. He has been recognized as one of the "BestLaywers 2014" by BestLawyers for his work in Land Use and Zoning Law.

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)Local GovernmentAwards & RecognitionsLand Use & Zoning (Private)
Tags: Municipal GovernmentMitchell A. BiermanJamie A. ColeChad S. FriedmanStephen J. HelfmanGilberto PastorizaSusan L. TrevarthenRichard Jay WeissDavid M. WolpinFort Lauderdale Municipal AttorneysMiami Municipal AttorneysSouth Florida Municipal Attorneys
Author(s): Brooke P. Dolara

WSH Selected as Attorney for Village of Pinecrest

On September 3, WSH was selected by a unanimous vote to serve as Village Attorney for the Village of Pinecrest. The Village conducted a special meeting to interview the remaining finalists vying for the position, which ranged from sole practitioners to large-size firms. Founding Members Richard Jay Weiss, Joseph H. Serota, and Stephen J. Helfman played invaluable roles in WSH's presentation to the Council.  Member Mitchell A. Bierman, who serves as the Town Attorney for Cutler Bay, will serve as the Village Attorney. A member of WSH’s Local Government Division and Chair of WSH’s Airports and Aviation Services Group, Mitch provides key expertise to many of the firm’s other government clients on particular matters. An AV rated attorney, Mitch has earned accolades from BestLawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend, South Florida Business Journal, and the South Florida Daily Business Review. Partner Chad S. Friedman will serve as Deputy Village Attorney. In addition to his extensive experience representing local governments, Chad is a leading legal expert in the field of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.

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Categories: Local GovernmentAwards & Recognitions
Tags: Municipal GovernmentAwards & RecognitionsMitchell A. BiermanJamie A. ColeChad S. FriedmanStephen J. HelfmanJoseph H. SerotaRichard Jay WeissDavid M. WolpinFort Lauderdale Local Government LawMiami Local Government LawSouth Florida Local Government LawFort Lauderdale Municipal AttorneysMiami Municipal AttorneysSouth Florida Municipal Attorneys
Author(s): Brooke P. Dolara

WSH Appointed Town Attorney in Medley

On August 21, the Town of Medley selected WSH as Town Attorney.  Twelve firms and attorneys applied for the position, which was vacant due to the sudden resignation of Town Attorney Michael Pizzi. Founding Member Stephen J. Helfman will serve as the town attorney on behalf of the Firm. In addition to his role as Medley’s Town Attorney, Steve also serves as the Town Attorney for Golden Beach and the Village Attorney for Indian Creek and Key Biscayne. A member of WSH’s Local Government Division and Public Land Use and Zoning Practice Group, Steve has extensive experience with the State of Florida Growth Management Act and has been extensively involved in the preparation of local government comprehensive plans and the adoption of municipal ordinances, including land development regulations and implementing those plans. Recently, Steve was recognized by BestLawyers as one of the “BestLawyers 2014” for his work in Land Use and Zoning Law.

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Categories: Local GovernmentAwards & Recognitions
Tags: Municipal GovernmentAwards & RecognitionsMitchell A. BiermanJamie A. ColeChad S. FriedmanStephen J. HelfmanRichard Jay WeissDavid M. WolpinFort Lauderdale Local Government LawMiami Local Government LawSouth Florida Local Government LawFort Lauderdale Municipal AttorneysMiami Municipal AttorneysSouth Florida Municipal Attorneys
Author(s): Brooke P. Dolara