MIAMI, Fla. May 4, 2017 – As part of their commitment to client services, Waldman Barnett’s managing partners Glen Waldman and Eleanor Barnett have named Michael Sayre partner and welcomed Benjamin Keime to their team as an associate.
Sayre joined the litigation team of Waldman’s former firm, Heller Waldman, in January 2013 and immediately proved his value. During his tenure with Waldman, he helped to successfully secure a seven-figure jury verdict in federal court and has developed proven defense strategies in a variety of cases. A mere 10 years after beginning his legal career at Akerman Senterfitt, Waldman and Barnett say Sayre has risen to the leadership level required by partners.
“Michael has proven himself as a resource to colleagues, a mentor to junior attorneys, and he has steadfastly led others to develop and execute the appropriate and winning strategies for our clients,” Waldman said. “His promotion is well deserved
and a result of his hard work.”
Keime joined the firm in March and will focus his practice on complex commercial and business litigation and in the areas of employment and transnational issues. A graduate of University of Miami’s School of Law, he will continue to represent clients throughout Florida, in both federal and state courts.
Prior to practicing law, Keime served in the United States Army’s military intelligence branch, where he planned and executed intelligence operations and interrogated enemy combatants. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and speaks conversational Arabic. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.
“We are fortunate to have Ben on our team,” said Barnett. “He fills an important role within the Waldman Barnett team, and his language skills have already proven useful in working with our clients.”