Lenore Brakefield is a Naples native and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She focuses her law practice on civil and commercial litigation, including construction litigation. Lenore also handles local government law, code enforcement violations, community association law, real estate law, and contract and transactional matters. Lenore serves as board counsel to the City of Everglades City Code Enforcement Board and represents the firm’s various municipal and special district clients. Additionally, Lenore is a Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™) by the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.

    • Represents clients regarding contract disputes, foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes, business disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and probate litigation
    • Handles pre-suit negotiations, mediations, litigation, and settlements
    • Assist clients with entity formation, contract revisions, negotiations, and partnership agreements
    • Handles Code Enforcement violations and fines
    • Represents governmental entities
    • Handles issues pertaining to the Sunshine Law, and public records requests
    • Drafting, negotiations, review, and execution of leases, partnership agreements, and employment agreements
    • Draft and review mortgages, promissory notes, and guarantees, short sale documents, and deed in lieu of transactions
    • Condominium Law
    • Banking Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Trial
    • Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™), American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, 2020 – present
    • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, with honors, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2004
    • University of Florida, Master of Arts, Education, 1997
    • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Education, with honors, 1996
    • Florida, 2005
    • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2007
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
    • The Florida Bar
      • Government Law Section
      • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Collier County Bar Association
      • Trial Law Section
    • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL)
    • Founding Member, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, 2020 – present
    • “Women to Watch,”, eBella Magazine, Recognized for Best Lawyers in America recognition, January 2024
    • Top Lawyer, Commercial Litigation, Naples Illustrated Magazine, 2023
    • Best Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Community Association Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2024
    • “Women to Watch,” eBella Magazine, Recognized for Best Lawyers in America recognition, September, 2022
    • Top Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Business Litigation, Naples Illustrated Magazine, 2021 – 2022
    • Florida Legal Elite®, Commercial Litigation, Florida Trend, 2020
    • “Women to Watch”, eBella Magazine, August, 2020
    • Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 (Superb)
    • Legal Mentor, University of Central Florida, Legal Studies – Professionalism Class, 2023
    • The English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch
      • Board of Directors
      • Committee Member, Shakespeare Competition
    • Champions For Learning™
      • Grant Review Committee, 2010 – present
      • Chair, Grant Review Committee, 2010 – 2011
    • Leadership Marco, Class of 2016

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