Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that Sidney C. Bigham III, has joined the firm as a partner on the Government & Regulatory and Dispute Resolution Team. Bigham focuses his practice in the areas of environmental, governmental and administrative law as well as land use law, public procurement litigation, appellate practice and civil and administrative litigation. He is now a resident in the firm’s Tallahassee office and his practice is state-wide.
Prior to returning to private practice in 2016, Bigham was a member of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of General Counsel, where he worked in the Defense Section, the Enforcement Section and the Litigation Section. During his tenure there, Bigham gained invaluable experience in all aspects of Florida administrative law, including litigating before Florida’s administrative courts. In addition to handling contract disputes and local land use matters, he litigated major cases involving environmental resource permits, wastewater permits and enforcement actions.
“Providing our clients with deep expertise across all of our practice areas is central to our mission of delivering exceptional client service,” said Jordi Guso, Managing Partner of Berger Singerman. “Sid is a very talented problem solver and enhances our existing capabilities in the areas of administrative and environmental law.”
Most recently, Bigham worked at Tallahassee-firm, Oertel, Fernandez, Bryant & Atkinson, P.A., where he refined his skills in the areas of environmental, federal, state and local governmental regulations, land use and zoning law, administrative law, appeals and general litigation. He also served as litigation counsel for both public and private sector clients, prosecuting and defending public procurements, environmental and land use permitting, rulemaking and professional licensure acquisition and defense.
“Sid’s wealth of knowledge working with governmental agencies makes him a great addition to our bench of talent in the Tallahassee market. Our clients, both locally and throughout the state, are certain to benefit from Sid’s talent and experience,” said Tallahassee Partner,Brian Rich. “We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”
Bigham earned two B.A. degrees from Tulane University in Philosophy and English, and his J.D. from University of Florida. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tallahassee Bar Association and was named by Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida’s legal elite in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Bigham is also a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee, Class 31.
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, immigration, 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. For more information, please visit www.bergersingerman.com.