MANAGING DIRECTOR, BROWARD OFFICE, WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN, FORT LAUDERDALE
Cole’s law firm, which employs 65 attorneys and 35 staff, primarily represents local governments and people who deal with local governments. The firm serves as city attorney in more than 20 cities and has substantial involvement in county Bar associations and other community organizations. Cole was a commercial litigator at an international law firm but left at 30 to become the in-house city attorney for Hollywood, Fla. He started Weiss Serota’s Broward office.
|EDUCATION||Wharton School of Business (BS), University of Pennsylvania (JD)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I, along with my family and one other family, won the 2012 Herald Hunt (annual puzzle hunt created by columnist Dave Barry).|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Adjusting to climate change|
|PHILANTHROPIC CAUSE||LifeNet4Families, which provides a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty|