– (July 24, 2017) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Fort Lauderdale Partner Michael Lessne has graduated from Leadership Broward – Class 35.

Leadership Broward is a 10-month premier leadership development training organization. The program helps leaders expand skills and enhance knowledge while immersing them in local and statewide issues. Participants also earn facilitative leadership skills through a team community project.

Recently named a 2017 Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Lessne is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation and Health Law Practice Groups. 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 a member of the steering committee for the Ghost Light Society at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (and co-chair of its annual soiree). 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.