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Justin Sayfie, Managing Partner, Fort Lauderdale Office


Justin Sayfie

Justin, an attorney and government relations consultant, brings over a decade of political and policy expertise to the firm, engaging with multiple levels of government and providing strategic counsel to his clients. From 1999 to 2001, Justin served as a top advisor to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. In June 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Justin to the President's Commission on White House Fellows, where he served until 2009. In 2007, Justin served as a delegate for the American Council on Germany's Young Leader Conference in Berlin and Munich, and in 2008 he served as a delegate in the American Swiss Foundation's Young Leader's Conference in Geneva.


Since 2002, Justin has published SayfieReview.com, an award-winning online publication focused on Florida politics that has been described by the Tampa Bay Times as the "online Bible for Florida political junkies." According to a 2014 survey, 73.1% of Florida Legislators get their news from Sayfie Review, making it the top news source for Florida's lawmakers.


In September 2013, Justin launched the Sayfie Review Florida Leaders' Summit. The Summit is an invitation-only event for Florida's top leaders, modeled after the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Summit discussion topics included "Disrupt Florida" and "Big Hairy Audacious Florida." Speakers at the inaugural summit included Arianna Huffington, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Governor Rick Scott. The 2014 Summit featured keynote speakers Dr. Fareed Zakaria and Ray Kurzweil.


Justin is an avid Miami Heat fan. He enjoys reading, traveling and going to the beach with his three kids.


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