Attorneys Azlina Goldstein Siegel and John Fumero of Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, P.A. have been appointed Interim City Attorney by the Port St. Lucie City Council. Nason Yeager’s attorneys were retained to serve until an in-house City Attorney is hired. With 174,000 residents, Port St. Lucie is Florida’s ninth largest city by population. It occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast.
Goldstein Siegel, an associate with Nason Yeager, most recently served as Assistant City Attorney for Port St. Lucie. Fumero, a partner with Nason Yeager, previously served as Special Outside Council to the City.
“Nason Yeager was selected based on the firm’s substantive and unique knowledge of governmental law, and the City’s legal priorities and needs,” said Jeff Bremer, Port St. Lucie City Manager, “This relationship will allow the city to recognize pricing efficiencies for legal services in a thoughtful and cost-effective manner.”
“We are honored to have the trust and confidence of the City Council to provide and manage the City’s critical legal support needs,” said Fumero. “While the City undertakes the process to recruit a City Attorney our goal is to facilitate a seamless transition while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Office of the City Attorney.”
Azlina Goldstein Siegel, an associate with Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, P.A. most recently served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Port St. Lucie. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and earned her Juris Doctor with a focus in Environmental Law from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.
John J. Fumero, a shareholder with Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, P.A. has more than 25 years of experience practicing exclusively in the areas of governmental, environmental, land use and administrative law. Fumero, formerly General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, represents and provides strategic counsel to, landowners, utilities and local governments throughout Florida. He represents private and public sector clients before local, state and federal agencies and courts. Among other things, he has extensive experience in all aspects of local government law.