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Steven B. Lesser, Mediator, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Steven B. Lesser

Becker & Poliakoff
1 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 1800
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel: (954) 987-7550
Fax: (954) 985-4176
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For more than thirty years, Steve has represented a variety of construction industry participants in various large scale high profile commercial, multi-family, specialty projects such as museums, country club communities, health care facilities and even sports complexes. He represented Swire Properties in relation to its design and construction contracts for Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion mixed used development in the heart of Miami’s financial district. This project is significant because it was the first large construction project to begin after the recession and spurred widespread new development in the Brickell corridor. Other examples include the Dali Museum, the Museum of Arts and Crafts in St. Petersburg, Florida and Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville. His involvement in country club representation includes Frenchman’s Creek, Mirasol Country Club, and BallenIsles Country Club. He represented a sports complex owner Incredible Ice, in a deal to rebuild the Florida Panther’s Ice Hockey training facility in Coral Springs, Florida. Steve represented a homeowner in the landmark case Moransais v. Heathmanbefore the Florida Supreme Court which, in effect, reshaped construction law in Florida by retreating from the economic loss doctrine and forcing architects, engineers and other professionals to be accountable for their own negligence.

Case Experience

  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Ohio University, B.S.J., 1975

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chair of The Florida Bar Association’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education (“BLSE”)
  • Past Chair of the Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Committee
  • Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law
  • Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers

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