Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. announces that Sarah L. Johnston has joined the firm as Of Counsel. She will be part of the firm’s Government and Labor & Employment divisions. [...]
Sarah is Of Counsel practicing in the Firm’s Government and Labor & Employment Divisions. She has extensive experience representing municipalities in procurement, land use and zoning, public finance, public utilities, real estate, Public/Private Partnerships (P3), Community Redevelopment Agencies, and legislative matters, among others. Sarah’s unique and varied experience allows her to have an understanding of public sector needs, which is evident in her collaborative approach to working with clients.
Prior to joining the Firm, Sarah served as City Attorney and Assistant Town Attorney for two coastal cities in Miami-Dade County. Sarah has served as the lead attorney on numerous procurement matters and P3’s, including negotiating a P3with an internationally branded soccer academy and charter school and a $400M contract for the maintenance, operations, and capital projects program for the second largest water utility in Miami-Dade County.
She has also provided counsel on Sunshine Law compliance, state and local ethics, election matters, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), grant applications, bond issuance, and labor union negotiations, as well as served as counsel on various charter review committees.
St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2010
University of Phoenix, MBA, 2012
University of Central Florida, B.A. in Public Administration, 2007
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