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Giselle Leonardo, Mediator & Arbitrator, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Giselle Leonardo

Giselle Leonardo P.A.
One East Broward Blvd.
Suite 700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel: (954) 728-9026
Fax: (954) 252-2100
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Professional career as a full time neutral, as either sole, Co-Arbitrator, or Chair Arbitrator on international, construction, energy and commercial cases. Arbitration experience includes disputes concerning international and construction cases, industrial facilities, oil and gas facilities, energy facilities, generation facilities, processing facilities, infrastructure construction projects, marine, and commercial projects. Experienced in construction, development, finance, contract, and international law primarily representing contractors, owners, developers, and engineers involving public and private projects (industrial and institutional) ranging in value from $120 million to $700 million. Regions of representative transactions: Africa - Equatorial Guinea, Ghana; Asia - Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand; Australia; Canada; Middle East - Pakistan; Europe - France, Spain; Caribbean, Central and South America - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, St. Martin, Venezuela, and the United States.
Giselle Leonardo P.A., 2000-present;
Corporate Counsel (Multi-National Energy Company $10 billion) (1998-00);
Corporate Counsel International Development (Multi-National Energy Company $5 billion) (1997-98);
Corporate Counsel (Multi-National EPC Turnkey Contractor $2 billion), (1994-97);

Case Experience

  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition


  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Law (Juris Doctor 1991)
  • Wharton Graduate School of Business - Selected Courses in Advance Corporate Finance (non-degree MBA 1989-1991)
  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 1988)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Admitted to the Bar: Pennsylvania (1991); Florida (1999)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, (1991)
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator (2005)
  • Board Certified Construction Attorney (2006)

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