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Haydee Sera Presents To Cuban American Bar Association On Legislative Updates

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Jamie Cole and Robert Meyers Provide Ethics Training For The Broward League of Cities

On Friday, June 28th, Jamie Cole, the Managing Director of the Firm's Broward office, and Robert Meyers, a partner at the Firm, conducted ethics training for over 50 Broward County elected officials, regarding the topics of Sunshine Law and Enforcement on Ethics Laws, respectively. 

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Mitch Bierman Speaks at CoMotion Miami

On June 25th, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman partnered with Miami Dade Transit and New Cities for the CoMotion Miami Event. Firm Member and Managing Director of the Miami-Dade office, Mitch Bierman, joined Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. to address the group of 60 leading technology, smart city, new mobility and transit business leaders from around the world.  Lyft, Uber, Ford, Audi, Amazon, Via, Transdev, Microsoft, Cisco, Siemens, Cubic and Deutschebahn were all represented as well as newer automatic vehicle manufacturers and electric vehicle companies like Envoy, Local Motors and ObePower.  CoMotion Miami focuses on bringing leading edge mobility and smart city innovation to South Florida through public private partnering opportunities.  This conference served as a focus group effort to share ideas in advance of the larger conference that will be held in April here in Miami and will become a permanent annual event.  Our firm is proud to be a founding partner for CoMotion Miami and will continue to play a central role in its development. 

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Marc Solomon Participates in Business Transitioning Panel

On June 19th, Corporate Department Chair, Marc Solomon, participated in a panel discussion with Luzita Kennedy & Gerald Pulvermacher from PulvermacherKennedy & Associates (PKA).  They were joined on the panel by Miguel Farra from Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra. The program was titled, ”The Next Generation: Designing a Successful Leadership and Business Transition.” This program is one of several that Marc has done on the topic of exit planning.

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Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Sponsors Palm Beach Legal Aid Society Gala

Firm Member and Appellate Practice Group Chair, Ed Guedes, pictured with retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, attended the 70th Annual Palm Beach Legal Aid Society Gala on June 8 at the Palm Beach Convention Center.  This year, the event honored the career of Justice Pariente as part of the festivities.  The gala was co-presented by the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, of which Ed is the current president.  The Firm was pleased to sponsor the event and support the mission of both the Historical Society and the Legal Aid Society.

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Haydee Sera Presents to Florida Land Title Association

Firm attorney, Haydee Sera, presented a seminar “PACE: Property Assessed Clean Energy 101” to the Florida Land Title Association on June 13 in Palm Beach Gardens, in conjunction with Ygrene Energy Fund.

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Alen Hsu Organizes and Moderates “And Then They Came For Us: A Movie Screening & CLE Panel Discussion”

On June 6th, firm attorney Alen Hsu organized and moderated “And Then They Came For Us: A Movie Screening & CLE Panel Discussion” at the Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale.  Nine local bar associations, including APABA South Florida, the Broward County Bar Association and B’nai B’rith Justice Unit collaborated to provide a screening of the 2018 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award winning film, And Then They Came For Us.  The special event also included a panel discussion with Karen Korematsu, a civil rights advocate and founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, and the Peabody award-winning director of “And Then They Came for Us” Abby Ginzberg.  Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman was a proud sponsor of the event.

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Lori Smith-Lalla Speaks on "Best Practices Before & After a Bond Deal"

Firm attorney Lori Smith-Lalla participated as a speaker at the Florida Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference. Lori spoke on the topic of "Best Practices Before & After a Bond Deal."  Our Firm was happy to sponsor the Women in Public Finance Florida Chapter Breakfast at the Conference.

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Eric Hockman & Eric Kay Installed to New Positions at DCBA Gala

Congratulations to firm partner Eric Hockman and firm attorney Eric Kay for their recent installation on the board of the Dade County Bar Association. Mr. Hockman was installed as Secretary, following his immediate past term as Treasurer.  Mr. Kay was installed as a new member of the Board.  This swearing in took place at the DCBA Annual Installation on June 15th in Miami.  Attorneys from the Firm who attended from left to right were: Elizabeth Coppelecchia, Eric Kay, Eric Hockman, Aleida Martinez Molina, Joseph Serota, Laura Wendell, and Mitch Burnstein.

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Joseph Serota Presents David W. Dyer Professionalism Award at DCBA Installation

Founding Member and former President of the Dade County Bar Association, Joseph Serota, presented the David W. Dyer Professionalism Award to Marilyn J. Holfield, Esq. at the 103rd DCBA Installation on June 3rd in Miami.  Mr. Serota was the recipient of the award last year.

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