MIAMI, FL—Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, a premier business and government law firm based in Miami, hired its first Chief Operating Officer to support the firm’s continued growth. COO Sonja Chaves will serve as Weiss Serota’s highest-ranking administrator following the firm’s extensive national search to identify top candidates for the new position.
Chaves comes to Weiss Serota after spending more than a decade as Chief Financial Officer of a 200-employee, multi-office accounting firm, where she managed financial and administrative operations.
Weiss Serota celebrated its 30th anniversary in April 2021. The firm has added more than a dozen attorneys since the onset of the pandemic, bringing its current attorney count to more than 80 in four offices.
Chaves’ direct reports include all team members in the Administrative, Finance, Human Resources, Internet Technology, and Operations departments.