Leslie Tomczak serves as managing partner of Akerman's Fort Lauderdale office. Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law, her practice focuses primarily on the representation of lenders, developers, owners, landlords, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and other design professionals in a wide range of complex construction contract, project administration, lien, and construction litigation matters. Leslie is also a LEED® Accredited Professional and represents clients with respect to sustainable building issues. Her notable projects include the development, leasing, design, and construction of shopping centers, mixed use high-rise buildings, hotels, resorts, apartment complexes, condominium buildings, stadiums, arenas, office buildings, houses of worship, cultural arts centers and facilities, airport projects, schools, hospitals, medical offices, and campuses. Leslie has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating development agreements; construction contracts; design, consulting, design-build, and integrated project development agreements; requests for proposals; invitations to bid; and various ancillary contract administration and project management agreements, such as change orders, waivers and releases of lien, payment applications and affidavits, claims of lien, and payment and performance bonds.