Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Fort Lauderdale Partner Michael Lessne has been appointed a board member of Leadership Broward. Lessne graduated in 2017 from Leadership Broward – Class 35.
Leadership Broward offers programs that help emerging and recognized leaders expand their skills and enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, as well as leverage their individual passion to make positive changes in the community.
Recently named an Up and Comer Finalist by South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine, Lessne is a partner at Broad and Cassel and a bankruptcy and creditor’s rights attorney and commercial litigator. He provides counsel to businesses and individuals in a broad array of restructuring and insolvency matters, including to debtors, lenders and other creditors, and fiduciaries in complex business and consumer bankruptcy matters, state court assignments, and out-of-court workouts, as well as in state and federal court proceedings involving complex litigation. Lessne has represented bankruptcy trustees in a variety of matters, including in health care provider cases and in cases involving fraud and Ponzi schemes.
Lessne is admitted to practice in Florida; the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida and received his juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.
A rising star both professionally and civically, Lessne serves as the Broward director for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida; on the board of directors for Deliver the Dream, a nonprofit organization helping families experiencing a serious illness or crisis; and as co-chair of the steering committee for the Ghost Light Society at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, among others. Lessne is a graduate and past curriculum chair of Leadership Fort Lauderdale. He was recently named a 2017 Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
About Broad and Cassel LLP
Broad and Cassel LLP established its Fort Lauderdale office in 1987. The firm’s Fort Lauderdale attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: health law and litigation, appellate and constitutional law, white collar defense and compliance, commercial litigation, and corporate and securities. Broad and Cassel, founded on Jan. 1, 1946, has more than 170 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in 10 offices throughout the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries.