The Law Firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman (WSHC+B) has assembled a group of professionals to assist its clients in anticipation of the 2026 FIFA World Cup in South Florida and around the United States.
The World Cup will be held in 3 host countries: the United States, Mexico, and Canada from June 11 to July 19, 2026. As the largest FIFA World Cup with forty-eight (48) participating teams, the 2026 World Cup will draw millions of visitors and the support of numerous local and multinational sponsors.
Miami has been selected as one of 16 host cities in the United States and the Hard Rock stadium in Miami Gardens will be the venue for matches. Other locales in Miami-Dade County and around South Florida, including those surrounding major transportation hubs, universities, and other public venues, will benefit from the hosting of this international sporting event.
WSHC+B has a proven track record in assisting both public and private entities with the production and hosting of major sporting and cultural events in Miami and South Florida. The focus group, named the Road to The World Cup – RTWC2026 Group, is composed of professionals practicing in the areas of governmental affairs, sports and entertainment, immigration, intellectual property, business transactions, labor & employment, and real property.
Attorneys at WSHC+B have represented event stakeholders and producers during various stages of event planning, promotion, and final production, including the challenges of balancing neighborhood quality of life and the economic impact of the events. WSHC+B attorneys have been involved with, in different capacities, major events such as Superbowls, NBA championships, Miss Universe, Formula 1 races, Art Basel Miami Beach, NASCAR, Miami Caribbean Carnival, international tennis tournaments, and the Miami International Boat Show, among others.
The RTWC2026 Group will be at the forefront of the Firm’s efforts in assisting clients with their World Cup-related business activities. With its multilingual and multicultural team, the RTWC2026 Group is well versed in serving domestic as well as international businesses and organizations in French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew.
Clients may leverage the expertise of the RTWC2026 Group to receive assistance in such matters as participating in:
- Logistics, permitting, and public space use agreements for major public events;
- Government procurement procedures and compliance matters;
- Negotiating sponsorship or endorsement agreements;
- Developing immigration plans for the movement of talent and personnel;
- Drafting international commercial contracts and strategic guidance for the licensing or leasing of real property for special events.
About Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, P.L.:
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, P.L. is a prominent Florida law firm serving corporate, governmental and individual clients with an integrated array of professional services including commercial litigation, land-use and real estate law, construction law, telecommunications law, labor and employment law, government law and governmental relations. The firm has offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Tampa and Gainesville. For more information, visit www.wsh-law.com.