The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce has appointed Bart Chepenik, a partner at Chepenik Trushin in North Miami, and David Sacks, a partner at Pathman Lewis in Miami, co-chairs of its new law council.

The council’s mission is to facilitate communication between lawyers and the Miami Beach community, hopefully leading to more business opportunities between them.

The first monthly meeting of the council will be March 25 at the chamber office at 1920 Meridian Ave. The council is open to all lawyers, not just members of the chamber.

Chepenik practices in trusts and estates, while Sacks, who is the immediate past chair of the chamber’s Pillar Board, practices in real estate, land use, zoning and environmental law.