WSH Attorneys Recognized as “BestLawyers 2014” by National Publication

Each summer, BestLawyers compiles a list of the most esteemed attorneys throughout the country. This year, WSH is thrilled to announce that several of its Members and Partners have been selected for "BestLawyers 2014."

Mitchell A. Bierman – Government Relations Practice. Mitch chairs the Firm’s Airports and Aviation Services Group, a special practice in airport law representing airports and airport-related business. An AV rated attorney, Mitch has been recognized as a “Most Effective Lawyer” by South Florida Daily Business Review, as well as one of the “Best of the Bar” by South Florida Business Journal. He has also been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide, and a member of the “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend. Mitch has been listed in BestLawyers since 2012.

Edward G. Guedes – Appellate Practice. Ed chairs the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, and is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar.  Ed has been recognized as a "SuperLawyer" since 2006, and has been selected as one of South Florida’s “Best of the Bar” and Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite”. Ed has been listed in BestLawyers since 2008.

Stephen J. Helfman – Land Use and Zoning Law. Steve is one of three Founding Members for the Firm. He is the Village Attorney for both Indian Creek and Key Biscayne. Steve also serves as Town Attorney for Golden Beach. He is a member of the Florida Planning & Zoning Association, and has served as a member of the Coral Gables Planning & Zoning Board. Steve has been listed in BestLawyers since 2012.

Gilberto Pastoriza – Land Use and Zoning Law. As Chair of WSH’s Private Land Use and Zoning Group, Gil has successfully represented numerous private and public sector clients in obtaining all types of governmental approvals for the development of their properties. An AV rated attorney, Gil has been recognized by Florida SuperLawyers every year since 2007. In 2012, Gil was recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer – Real Estate” by South Florida Top Rated Lawyers. In 2013, South Florida Legal Guide recognized Gil as a “Top Lawyer.” Gil has been listed in BestLaywers since 2013.

Michael S. Popok – Litigation - Municipal. Michael is an AV rated attorney who has earned accolades for his zealous representation of municipalities, most recently for his work on behalf of cities’ use of red-light camera programs. Florida SuperLawyers has selected Michael as a "SuperLawyer" for the past five years. In addition to his zealous advocacy on behalf of municipalities; Michael has received awards for his ligitation skills in the private sector; the South Florida Business Journal has recognized Michael as a "Leading Lawyer" in Business Litigation for the past four years. Michael has been listed in BestLawyers since 2012.

Clifford A. Schulman – Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law. Cliff chairs the Firm’s Environmental Law Group. Cliff has been recognized as a "Top Lawyer" in South Florida and a member of Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite.” He has been selected as a Florida "SuperLawyer" for seven consecutive years. Cliff has been listed in BestLawyers since 1989, and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law in 2011.

Joseph H. Serota – Commercial Litigation. One of the Firm’s Founding Members, Joe is an experienced trial and appellate attorney with numerous reported opinions to his credit. He has been recognized by Florida SuperLawyers and the South Florida Legal Guide for ten consecutive years. Florida Trend has recognized Joe as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” since 2004. In 2012, Florida Trend inducted Joe into the "Legal Elite Hall of Fame." Joe has been listed in BestLawyers since 2013.

Richard Jay Weiss – Government Relations Practice. One of the Firm’s Founding Members, Richard was named the 2012 Miami Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year by BestLawyers in 2012. Richard is an AV rated attorney who serves as City Attorney for Homestead and Village of Bal Harbour. He has been recognized by South Florida Legal Guide as one of the Top 1% Lawyers for the past eleven years. He has been honored as a Florida "SuperLawyer" and a recipient of Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” since 2004. The South Florida Business Journal has recognized Richard as one of the “Best of the Bar.” Richard has been listed in BestLawyers since 2012.

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Author(s): Brooke P. Dolara