Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Announces Mitch Burnstein as new Managing Director



Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman announced that Member Mitch Burnstein has been named Firm Managing Director.  Burnstein, who has been Broward Office Managing Director since 2011, assumed the role as of January 1, 2018 and is now responsible for overseeing operations and day-to-day management firm-wide.  He takes over from Jamie Cole, who has been Firm Managing Director for the past 10 years and will remain involved in management as Broward Office Managing Director overseeing operations of that office.  Along with Burnstein and Cole, the Firm’s management team will continue with firm co-founder and former Firm Managing Director Joseph Serota, Miami-Dade Office Managing Director Mitchell Bierman, and Palm Beach Office Managing Director Brett Schneider.


“I look forward to my new position at the firm that I have called home for nearly 20 years,” said Burnstein.  “Over the years, we have assembled a remarkable and talented group of professionals since the firm first opened its doors more than 26 years ago, with more attorneys than at any time in our history. I am eager to have a hand in shaping the firm’s continued growth.”


Burnstein has been with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman since 1999. He handles real property litigation matters for the firm, specializing in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, constitutional takings, title and boundary disputes and all aspects of private property rights litigation.  He established the firm’s Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights Practice Group in 2001.  Burnstein typically represents regional and local condemnor clients, private property owners, businesses, title companies and institutional lenders.  He graduated from Emory University and earned his JD at the University of Florida College of Law.


“The firm has never been stronger.  I know that I leave the job of Firm Managing Director in extremely capable hands,” said Cole.  “Mitch has been involved in firm management for many years, so he understands the complexities of working with 70 attorneys and professional staff in three office locations.”


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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, construction law, labor and employment law, and representation of local governments and governmental relations.  The firm has offices in Coral Gables, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton. For more information visit www.wsh-law.com.




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