Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Announces New Partners

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Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman announced that the firm has named four new partners.   Daniel Espino, Eduardo Soto, Pete Waldman and Samuel Zeskind are the newest partners at the 60-lawyer firm.


“We are proud to name Dan, Ed, Pete and Sam as new partners,” said Jamie Cole, managing director for the firm. “Their skills and success are outstanding, and we know that they will continue to be valuable members of the firm and important advocates for our clients.”


Dan Espino served on the City Council for the City of Miami Springs for two terms. He was the youngest elected official in city history and one of the youngest in Miami-Dade County. Prior to that, he served on the city’s Zoning and Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Code Review board. He has been named one of the “Top Young Leaders of Miami” by Latino Leaders Magazine and “Elected Official of the Year” by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Espino earned his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and is admitted to the Florida Bar.


Ed Soto practices in the area of commercial real estate, commercial lending and transactional matters. He specializes in representing lending institutions in complex financing matters involving the acquisition and development of real property and with respect to the restructuring of existing loans. He represents both private entities and municipalities in a wide range of real estate transactions. He has also successfully resolved numerous complex title issues and serves as an agent for several national title insurance companies. Soto earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Tennessee College of Law and is admitted to the Florida Bar.


Pete Waldman concentrates his practice on eminent domain, inverse condemnation and all aspects of real property litigation and valuation. He has represented the Florida Department of Transportation where he litigated several multi-million dollar damage cases, served as lead counsel in a variety of jury trials, bench trials and mediations where he interacted with Department officials, committees and staff on all aspects of property acquisition. He has a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law and is admitted to the Florida Bar.


Sam Zeskind focuses his practice on commercial and municipal litigation at both the State and Federal levels. Specifically, his practice emphasizes litigation of construction, commercial and contract disputes before both Federal and State courts in Florida. His recent governmental/municipal experience includes representing: the Cities of Homestead, North Miami, Coral Gables, North Bay Village, and Hallandale Beach concerning each city’s respective red light camera ordinances; Indian Creek Village concerning a challenge to a special assessment; and the City of Miramar and City of Homestead defending contractual disputes. He graduated magna cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law and is admitted to the Florida Bar and U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida.


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About Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.:

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman P.L., is a prominent South 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, communications and cable law, labor and employment law, government law and governmental relations.  The firm has offices in Coral Gables and Ft. Lauderdale. For more information visit www.wsh-law.com.


Robert Friedman