William Diab, Edward Baker and Samuel Gilot Join the Firm as Associates and Expands the Firm’s Dispute Resolution and Business Finance and Tax Teams
MIAMI – August 30, 2021 – Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that William Diab, Edward Baker and Samuel Gilot have joined the firm as associates to serve clients in connection with complex commercial litigation, construction, real estate and insurance matters.
“William, Edward and Sam’s talent and experience will further strengthen our award-winning Dispute Resolution and Business Finance and Tax Teams and will enhance our work in the construction, real estate and insurance sectors.” said Paul Steven Singerman, co-chair of Berger Singerman. “Our new hires are terrific lawyers and share our commitment to the delivery of passionate client service and creative and effective solutions for our clients.”
William O. Diab joins the firm as an associate on its Dispute Resolution Team and will work primarily with our Construction Law practice group. His practice focuses on construction and complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. Most recently, Diab was an associate attorney at Daniels, Rodriguez, Berkeley, Daniels & Cruz, P.A., where he represented design professionals and contractors in disputes involving complex commercial and construction litigation, arbitration, design professional liability, government bid protests, and appeals.
Diab attended the American University of Beirut where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, and his J.D. from Florida International University College of Law. In law school, he served as President of the International Law Student Association, served as one of the founding members and Editor of the World Arbitration and Mediation Review, and served on the International Moot Arbitration Team where he prepared briefs and argued at the Vis Moot East Competition in Hong Kong. He is fluent in English and Arabic.
Edward Baker joins the firm’s Business, Finance & Tax Team and Real Estate Law practice group. His practice focuses on commercial real estate law, providing transactional counsel in commercial real estate matters. Prior to joining Berger Singerman, Baker was an associate at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP in New York City, where he served a wide range of clients, including private and public real estate firms, family offices, joint venture groups and private investors. Baker also has regulatory experience in land use and zoning matters.
Baker attended Loyola University in New Orleans where he earned his B.A. in Political Science. He received his M.A. in Urban Policy and Administration from Brooklyn College and his J.D. from New York Law School. Baker speaks English and Spanish.
Samuel Gilot is the newest addition to the firm’s Dispute Resolution Team and Insurance Law practice group. His practice focuses on first party property and premise liability matters. Most recently, Gilot was an associate at Kubicki Draper, where he handled cases at both the Division of Administrative Hearings and in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Gilot earned his B.A. at the University of South Florida and received his J.D. from the Florida State University School of Law. While in law school, he won multiple regional and national mock trial competitions and was recognized as a “Best Advocate.”
William Diab, Edward Baker and Samuel Gilot are the latest additions to join Berger Singerman and its growing litigation, construction, real estate, and insurance practices.
About Berger Singerman
Berger Singerman LLP, Florida’s business law firm, has more than 85 attorneys working out of offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tallahassee, and West Palm Beach. Members of the firm have expertise in commercial law, including business reorganization, corporate securities and M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property, employment law, real estate, environmental and land use, government and regulatory, healthcare, insurance, internal investigations and white- collar criminal defense, tax, and wealth preservation. Berger Singerman is consistently and widely recognized by independent third parties for its excellence in client service, results obtained for clients and its culture; most recently, the firm was named by the Daily Business Review as the Midsize Litigation Department of the Year, to the “Midsize Hot List” by the National Law Journal for three years in a row, and as a top Florida law firm by U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms” as well as Chambers USA.
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