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Three New Attorneys Join Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman is pleased to announce that three new attorneys have joined the firm as associates: Richard Rosengarten, who served as law clerk to the Honorable James Lawrence King of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; Eric Kay, who served as law clerk to Judge D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then as law clerk to Judge James I. Cohn of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; and Chanae Wood, who interned for the Honorable Marcia G. Cooke of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.  Richard and Eric are both part of the Litigation Division and Appellate Practice Group, focusing on municipal and commercial litigation and appeals. Chanae is working with the firm’s Public Land Use Practice Group.

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Local Government LawMiami Appellate Law Attorneys

Jamie Cole Moderates Broward Workshop Panel Presentation

Jamie Cole moderated a Panel for the Broward Workshop's Board of Director's Meeting on January 10th.  The Panel was called, "West Side Story: What's Happening in Western Broward County".  The Panel include the Mayors of Miramar (Wayne Messam), Weston (Daniel Stermer), and Sunrise (Michael Ryan).  In addition, the President of the Broward League of Cities, Dan Daley was on the panel as well.

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Categories: Local GovernmentCommunity Outreach
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Local Government LawEvent

Andy Maurodis Speaks at BCBA on Voting Conflicts & The Sunshine Law

Local Government Partner Andy Maurodis spoke at the Broward County Bar Association regarding "Voting Conflicts and the Sunshine Law" on October 13, 2017. Andy is pictured with Partner Alison Smith, Board Member of the BCBA and Co-Chair of the BCBA's Government Law Section and Managing Director Jamie Cole who is Chair of the BCBA's Large Law Firm Committee. 

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Categories: Local Government
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Local Government Law

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Honored by the Broward League of Cities

On Thursday, April 20, the firm was honored by the Broward League of Cities at the Sunrise Civic Center.  The firm was honored as the "Associate Spotlight Member".

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Local Government Law

Jamie Cole and Robert Meyers Speak at Broward League of Cities 2017 Elected Officials Boot Camp

Managing Director Jamie Cole & Ethics Partner Robert Meyers both spoke at the Broward League of Cities 2017 Elected Officials Boot Camp program on February 24, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale. Jamie spoke on The Sunshine Law, while Robert spoke on the State Ethics Law.

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Categories: Local GovernmentMunicipal LitigationCommunity Outreach
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Local Government LawEvent

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Participates in Beach Clean Up Day to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the Firm's 25th Anniversary, we worked in conjunction with Miami Waterkeeper to do a Beach Cleanup Day on Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami on November 5th.   

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Local Government LawMiami Local Government Law

Alison Smith Wins the 2016 Joseph J. Carter Professionalism Award

Congratulations to Partner Alison Smith on being named the 2016 Joseph J. Carter Professionalism Award recipient.

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Alison F. SmithFort Lauderdale Local Government Law

Tenth Annual Local Government Seminar

On Friday, April 24 Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman held their 10th Annual Local Government Seminar at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel.  The Seminar was well attended by City officials throughout Southern Florida.

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Categories: Local GovernmentCommunity Outreach
Tags: Jamie A. ColeChad S. FriedmanStephen J. HelfmanBrett J. SchneiderJoseph H. SerotaSusan L. TrevarthenJames E. WhiteFort Lauderdale Local Government LawMiami Local Government Law

Eleventh Circuit Court Establishes International Commercial Arbitration Subsection, The Second of Its Kind in the Nation

On December 3, the Eleventh Judicial Circuit issued Administrative Order 13-08, which creates an International Commercial Arbitration (“ICA”) Subsection within Section 40, the Complex Business Litigation Section. The ICA Subsection will hear all cases arising under the Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act and the Federal Arbitration Act, as well as related cases arising out of the same transaction or occurrence. All ICA Subsection cases will be heard by judges who have experience handling complex commercial matters and who receive specific judicial education in the handling of international commercial arbitration. Miami is the second city in the country to create a complex commercial arbitration subsection (the first of its kind was established in New York City). The creation of this subsection demonstrates Miami’s significance in the international business community; in recent years, Miami has become the gateway for businesses doing business in Latin America, particularly Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina.

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Categories: LitigationCivil Procedure
Tags: Jamie A. ColeEdward G. GuedesMichael S. PopokJoseph H. SerotaFort Lauderdale Business Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Business Litigation LawyersMiami Commercial Litigation AttorneyMiami Commercial Litigation LawyerSouth Florida Commercial Litigation AttorneySouth Florida Commercial Litigation LawyerFort Lauderdale Local Government LawMatthew H. MandelFort Lauderdale LitigatorsMiami LitigatorsSouth Florida LitigatorsFlorida Commercial Litigation LawyerFlorida Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Civil Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Commercial Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Commercial Litigation AttorneysMiami Commercial Litigation AttorneyMiami Litigation Attorney
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