Village Attorney


The law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L., has provided counsel as the Village Attorney since 1991.

Their contact information is: 

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
2525 Ponce de Leon, Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134 
Tel.: (305) 854-0800
Fax: (305) 854-2323

Mission Statement

To serve the public of Key Biscayne by providing fair, honest, creative and practical legal advice to the Village Council and Village Staff and represent the Village in all legal proceedings

Departmental Description

The Office of the Village Attorney was created by Section 3.05 of the Village Charter. The primary goal of the Office of the Village Attorney is to provide legal services to the Village as a municipality. The Village Attorney is appointed directly by the Village Council. As the Village's legal counsel, the office is committed to serving the public of Key Biscayne by providing legal advice to the Village council and Village Staff.

The Village of Key Biscayne receives legal services under contract wit the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. To date, the firm has been able to provide all legal needs to the Village without the necessity of retaining outside counsel. The sole exception to this was the retention of independent bond counsel, as is customary with municipal governments.

The firm provides legal advice and services to the Village on a regular basis in the following areas:

  • Personnel matters
  • Real estate and real estate related matters
  • Land use and zoning matters
  • Construction and construction related issues
  • Sunshine Law
  • Public Records Law
  • Litigation
  • Drafting of resolutions and ordinances
  • Stormwater Utility
  • Preventive advice relating to contested matters
  • Police related legal advice
  • Conflict of interest issues
  • State and National Legislative  matters
  • Lien procedures


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