Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Welcomes Return of Partner Anthony Recio

Attorney’s homecoming following sabbatical strengthens law firm’s land use and zoning practice

MIAMI, Fla. – Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman P.L. announces the return of Anthony Recio to the law firm as Partner. He is part of the firm’s land use and zoning division.

Recio’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of private developers in land use and zoning matters, along with real estate investors and private lenders in South Florida. He has significant experience with complex tax-credit financing guidelines and has written legislation at the local level to better facilitate development of affordable housing and mixed-income housing.

Prior to his return to the firm, Recio took a three-and-a-half-year sabbatical at a Buddhist retreat, where he dedicated his time to meditation and self-reflection. His experience there was detailed in an in-depth profile published by the Daily Business Review.

“We whole-heartedly supported Tony when he decided to take a sabbatical and we whole-heartedly welcome his return to the firm,” said Miami Office Managing Director Mitchell Bierman. “Tony has always been a stellar attorney, and I know with his new sense of clarity from the retreat he will continue to serve his clients in a way only Tony knows how, with grace and deep insight and compassion “

Recio began his legal career at the firm as a summer associate while attending law school. It was then that he began to learn complex land use codes at a record pace. In 2010, Recio was promoted to Partner.

Recio’s experience in dealing with local government is varied, ranging from serving as legal counsel to the City of Doral throughout the incorporation process and helping author its charter, to representing the Miami Heat in connection with the American Airlines Arena improvements including its iconic digital signage.  Leveraging years of experience on both sides of the public/private divide, Recio is well-versed in joint public-private partnerships, working hand-in-hand with private parties and governmental agencies to reach mutually beneficial goals.

Recio earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the same university. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, where he hosts mindfulness classes for other attorneys.


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, telecommunications law, labor and employment law, government law and governmental relations. The firm has offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Tampa. For more information, visit www.wsh-law.com.

Robert Friedman