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Susan Trevarthen Speaks at The Palm Beach County League of Cities Elected Official Ethics Seminar

On June 17, 2015, Member Susan Trevarthen spoke at The Palm Beach County League of Cities Elected Official Ethics Seminar.

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Susan L. TrevarthenEvent

21 Attorneys From Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Have Been Named to the 2015 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars List

We are very proud to announce that 21 attorneys from Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars List.  Congratulations to them all!

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Categories: Community Outreach
Tags: Jamie A. ColeJeffrey DeCarloChad S. FriedmanEdward G. GuedesStephen J. HelfmanEric P. HockmanGilberto PastorizaMatthew J. PearlAnthony L. RecioClifford A. SchulmanJoseph H. SerotaAlison F. SmithSusan L. TrevarthenRichard Jay WeissSamuel I. ZeskindJohn J. QuickJustin D. LugerAlicia H. WelchAlan FertelTony RecioAlison SmithAlicia WelchMatthew Mandel

It’s a Sign - time to look again!

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that the Town of Gilbert, Arizona ‘s (the “Town”) sign code violates the First Amendment.

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Categories: Municipal Litigation
Tags: Kathryn M. MehaffeySusan L. Trevarthen

Susan Trevarthen and Kathy Mehaffey Represent the City of Coral Gables.

Member Susan Trevarthen, FAICP, and Kathy Mehaffey represented the City of Coral Gables as Special Land Use Counsel in its review and approval of one of the largest projects ever approved in the City.

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)
Tags: Kathryn M. MehaffeyGail D. SerotaSusan L. TrevarthenFort Lauderdale Municipal AttorneysMiami Municipal AttorneysPaul Gougelman

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

Susan Trevarthen co-authors amicus curiae brief to the US Supreme Court

Susan Trevarthen co-authors amicus curiae brief to the US Supreme Court

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)Municipal Litigation
Tags: Susan L. Trevarthen

Liens and Zombie Foreclosures – A Complicated Pair

Although the article provided an overview of the case, the effect of the judgment was not entirely accurate.

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Categories: LitigationMunicipal Litigation
Tags: Eric P. HockmanSusan L. Trevarthen

Good Government Initiative Program Turns to Susan Trevarthen for Expertise

Susan Trevarthen, Esq, FAICP has been tapped to provide insight on “Ethics Scenarios in Florida” at the Leaders of Excellence program for the Good Government Initiative, 2014 Class.

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)
Tags: Susan L. Trevarthen

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

House Bill 319 : The Merging of Mitigation Standards for Traditional Transportation Concurrency and Alternative Mobility Funding Programs

In recent years, local governments attempting to address traffic congestion created by new development, and applicants seeking development approval, have encountered a rapidly-changing legislative landscape. House Bill 319 was adopted during the 2013 Legislative session. It builds on the sweeping changes of the 2011 Community Planning Act, that added limits on local governments’ ability to require developers to mitigate their impacts on the local transportation system. House Bill 319 was signed by the governor and became effective on May 30, 2013.

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)Local Government
Tags: Community Planning ActMitchell A. BiermanJamie A. ColeChad S. FriedmanSusan L. TrevarthenRichard Jay WeissDavid M. WolpinFlorida LegislatureFort Lauderdale Local Government LawMiami Local Government LawSouth Florida Local Government LawFort Lauderdale Municipal AttorneysMiami Municipal AttorneysSouth Florida Municipal AttorneysJohanna M. Lundgren
Author(s): Susan L. Trevarthen & Johanna M. Lundgren