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Leslie Miller  Tomczak
Leslie Miller  Tomczak
Partner 
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
Tel:
954.759.8926
Fax:
954.463.2224
 
 

Leslie Tomczak is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law. Leslie's practice focuses on the representation of developers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals on a range of complex construction contract, project administration, and litigation matters. Leslie is also a member of the Retail Leasing and Development practice and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial leases for both tenants and landlords/developers on a national basis.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of clients in the drafting and negotiation of complex commercial and residential contracts for the design and construction of shopping centers, mixed use high-rise buildings, hotels and condominiums, custom designed homes, stadiums and arenas, retail uses, houses of worship, cultural arts centers and facilities, airport projects, senior living facilities, and medical offices and campuses.
 
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Representation of builders and developers in state and federal (multi-district) litigation related to claims of allegedly defective Chinese drywall.
 
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Representation of builders and developers in non-litigation Chinese drywall matters.
 
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Representation of lenders related to construction issues on distressed properties.
 
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Representation of commercial clients in construction lien foreclosure claims.
 
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Representation of The Sports Authority, one of the nation's largest sporting goods chains in over 20 leasing deals.
 
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Representation of Equity One, a publicly traded REIT, that specializes in grocery anchored shopping centers in both leasing matters and the sale/acquisition of real property.
 
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Representation of Flagler Development Group in the purchase of multiple office and industrial warehouse buildings throughout Florida.
 
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Representation of clients, on a national basis, in numerous warehouse and industrial leasing matters.
 
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National representation of both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing of shopping centers, office buildings, and mixed use projects; build-to-suit leases; ground leases; subleases; acquisition and sales agreements; and the drafting and negotiation of development agreements, reciprocal easement, and operating agreements.
 
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Representation of local and national employers, including local units of government such as the City of Fort Lauderdale, in employment litigation and arbitration cases, and provides counseling and representation on matters arising under federal, state, and local employment law such as Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, and Federal constitutional claims asserted through 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1981.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Construction Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
 
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U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
 
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South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2012-2013, Recognized as an "Up and Comer"
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2012, Listed as an "Up & Comer"
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Construction Today Blog, Co-Author, "After the Storm: Hurricane and Disaster Response Procedures for Ongoing Construction Projects," November 2012
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal, Author, "Landlords: Avoid Tenant Improvement Construction Liens," November 2011
 
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National Law Review, Author, "Chinese Drywall Remediation: What Needs to be Imported into your Construction Contract?" July 2009
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal, Author, "The Not-So-Great Wall of China," June 2009
 
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The Millman Report, Author, "Chinese Drywall Remediation," May 2009
 
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Presenter, "Harassment in the Workplace" Seminar, January 2005
 
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Speaker, "In Depth Review of the Americans with Disabilities Act" Seminar, November 2002
 
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Speaker, "Discrimination Claims in the Workplace" Seminar, June 2002
 
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Speaker, "Ethical Considerations in Employment Cases" Seminar, June 2001
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee, Real Estate and Business Law Sections, Member
 
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International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member
 
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Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach, Member
 
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Broward County Bar Association, Member
 
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Broward County Women Lawyers' Association (BCWLA), Member
 
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Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Member
 
Related Professional Experience
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Fourth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, Duval County, Florida
 



Leslie Miller  Tomczak

Practice
Construction
Education
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1997; with honors
B.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1994; summa cum laude,
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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