I admire those with entrepreneurial spirit and big dreams. As a lawyer, working with a business to successfully navigate legal issues from startup to sale is particularly satisfying.
Leslie is a business lawyer who advises clients in Florida and across the United States, focusing her practice on the insurance and financial services industries. She has deep experience counseling clients in the formation, licensure, regulation and purchase and sale of insurance companies and insurance-related entities, including retail and wholesale brokers, claims administrators, managing general agencies and underwriters, technology platform providers and other back office services providers. She also has litigated claims arising out of the failure of insurance companies, claims involving coverage and reinsurance matters, and disputes over agent commission, profit sharing, failure to procure and unfair competition.
Leslie has represented financial institutions and fintech companies with respect to the development and documentation of nationwide niche lending and insurance programs.
Outside insurance and financial services, Leslie routinely advises clients in a variety of industries with matters relating to contracting, corporate governance, trade practices, and licensing/compliance issues. She has provided outside general counsel services to a national advertising agency and several technology companies.
Leslie received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1992. While attending law school, she was a senior editor of the Florida Law Review. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1989.
“ I admire those with entrepreneurial spirit and big dreams. As a lawyer, working with a business to successfully navigate legal issues from startup to sale is particularly satisfying. ”
- University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1992
- University of Florida, B.A., 1989
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
In the community, Leslie currently serves on the governing Board of Goodwill Industries of North Florida, Inc. and has chaired the Governance and Marketing Committees.
Areas of Practice
- Best Lawyers® - Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
- AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2022
- Florida Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) Business Litigation 2011
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Leslie is Past President of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, member of the Women Business Owners of Florida, and the 4th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee.