Leslie Miller  Tomczak
Leslie Miller  Tomczak
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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.

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.
Representation of builders and developers in state and federal (multi-district) litigation related to claims of allegedly defective Chinese drywall.
Representation of builders and developers in non-litigation Chinese drywall matters.
Representation of lenders related to construction issues on distressed properties.
Representation of commercial clients in construction lien foreclosure claims.
Representation of The Sports Authority, one of the nation's largest sporting goods chains in over 20 leasing deals.
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.
Representation of Flagler Development Group in the purchase of multiple office and industrial warehouse buildings throughout Florida.
Representation of clients, on a national basis, in numerous warehouse and industrial leasing matters.
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.
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.

Board Certified in Construction Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2012-2013, Recognized as an "Up and Comer"
Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2012, Listed as an "Up & Comer"

Construction Today Blog, Co-Author, "After the Storm: Hurricane and Disaster Response Procedures for Ongoing Construction Projects," November 2012
Florida Real Estate Journal, Author, "Landlords: Avoid Tenant Improvement Construction Liens," November 2011
National Law Review, Author, "Chinese Drywall Remediation: What Needs to be Imported into your Construction Contract?" July 2009
Florida Real Estate Journal, Author, "The Not-So-Great Wall of China," June 2009
The Millman Report, Author, "Chinese Drywall Remediation," May 2009
Presenter, "Harassment in the Workplace" Seminar, January 2005
Speaker, "In Depth Review of the Americans with Disabilities Act" Seminar, November 2002
Speaker, "Discrimination Claims in the Workplace" Seminar, June 2002
Speaker, "Ethical Considerations in Employment Cases" Seminar, June 2001

The Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee, Real Estate and Business Law Sections, Member
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach, Member
Broward County Bar Association, Member
Broward County Women Lawyers' Association (BCWLA), Member
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Member

Fourth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, Duval County, Florida

Leslie Miller  Tomczak


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

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