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Patricia Lebow

Partner

One North Clematis Street
Suite 500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
patricia.lebow@nelsonmullins.com

Patricia Lebow focuses her practice on the representation of affluent individuals and families in multi-generational planning, problem solving in litigation and advising regarding their real estate and business holdings. Mrs. Lebow, who founded the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel and served as its Managing Partner for over 30 years, counsels clients and...

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Patricia Lebow focuses her practice on the representation of affluent individuals and families in multi-generational planning, problem solving in litigation and advising regarding their real estate and business holdings. Mrs. Lebow, who founded the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel and served as its Managing Partner for over 30 years, counsels clients and works with tax specialists in strategizing and developing estate plans to minimize taxes. Her practice also includes other areas of law where clients seek her advice based upon her many years of practice involving issues such as tortious interference with business relationships and non-competition clauses, contractual disputes of all types, real estate, probate, trust and estate, personal injury, stalking and injunctive relief, among other matters. Mrs. Lebow is also certified by The Florida Bar as a circuit-civil mediator.

works with tax specialists in strategizing and developing estate plans to minimize taxes. Her practice also includes other areas of law where clients seek her advice based upon her many years of practice involving issues such as tortious interference with business relationships and non-competition clauses, contractual disputes of all types, real estate, probate, trust and estate, personal injury, stalking and injunctive relief, among other matters. Mrs. Lebow is also certified by The Florida Bar as a circuit-civil mediator.

Patricia Lebow focuses her practice on the representation of affluent individuals and families in multi-generational planning, problem solving in litigation and advising regarding their real estate and business holdings. Mrs. Lebow, who founded the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel and served as its Managing Partner for over 30 years, counsels clients and... works with tax specialists in strategizing and developing estate plans to minimize taxes. Her practice also includes other areas of law where clients seek her advice based upon her many years of practice involving issues such as tortious interference with business relationships and non-competition clauses, contractual disputes of all types, real estate, probate, trust and estate, personal injury, stalking and injunctive relief, among other matters. Mrs. Lebow is also certified by The Florida Bar as a circuit-civil mediator.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Representation of beneficiaries in contested probate matters involving complexity with intra-family disputes and multiple tortious and contractual claims
  • Representation of ultra-high-net-worth family members in intra-family resolutions
  • Representation of a plaintiff to establish boundaries by acquiescence, to quiet title and for adverse possession due to a discrepancy in a legal description of real property resulting in the seller’s (client’s) inability to convey marketable title
  • Representation of the victim of a stalker involving civil and criminal law issues
  • Representation of employee and new employer in defense of a claim alleging breach of a non-compete agreement

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, JD (1973)
  • Boston University, BS, Journalism, cum laude (1969)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas

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  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2020)
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Commercial Litigation/Bet the Company Litigator (2007-2018)
  • Professional Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award by the Daily Business Review (2017)
  • Legal Legend in the Palm Beach County and Fort Lauderdale edition of Attorney at Law magazine (2015)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (1990-2018)
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine in Commercial Litigation (2006-2018)
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2019 including Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Miami Area Super Lawyers, and Top 25 Female Florida Super Lawyers
  • Top 20 Women in Law by the Daily Business Review (2010-2018)
  • Excalibur Award as Outstanding Business Leader of the Year for Palm Beach by The Sun-Sentinel (2005)
  • Leadership in the Private Sector Award from the Executive Women of Palm Beach County (2000)
  • One of South Florida’s 50 Most Successful Women Leaders by FastTrack magazine (2002)
  • Power Leaders in Law & Accounting by the South Florida Business Journal (2014-2017)
  • South Florida Legal Guide one of eight “Distinguished Attorneys” (2012)
  • South Florida CEO Power Player by Business Leader magazine (2008)
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer in Personal Injury (Plaintiff and Defense) and Commercial Litigation (2006-2018)
  • Amity Regional District 5 Hall of Honor for Business and Finance (2007)
  • Palm Beach County Woman of Distinction by March of Dimes (2000)
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Florida by American Registry (2011)
  • Palm Beach County Certificate of Recognition (2017)
  • Leading Lawyer by the South Florida Business Journal (2009) 
  • Inducted to Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Women’s Forum
  • Board of Directors, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Kids’ Dreams, Inc. 
  • Founding Member, Impact 100 Palm Beach
  • Economic Council of Palm Beach County, First woman Chair
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, University of Richmond
  • Member, Forum Club of the Palm Beaches
  • Member, Junior League of the Palm Beaches (Sustaining Member)
  • Member, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches
  • Board of Advisors, Economic Council of Palm Beach County
  • Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Former Director
  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Founder Member
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