Lisa A. LernerShareholder
Lisa A. Lerner focuses her practice on community association law and has been managing real-life issues affecting people and their homes since she joined the firm in 1983. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law by The Florida Bar, a prestigious recognition that identifies lawyers with special knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics. Ms. Lerner represents condominium and homeowners associations in matters such as the interpretation and drafting of the association’s governing documents, covenant enforcement, drafting and negotiation of vendor contracts, preparation of meeting packages, attendance at owner, board and committee meetings, and with other legal issues pertaining to the operation and administration of a community association.
Ms. Lerner maintains an "AV" rating, the highest available for an individual, from Martindale-Hubbell. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-reviewed listings in the legal profession, and was named to the Best Lawyers in America: Women in the Law listing in 2016 and 2017. She is also listed in the South Florida Legal Guide as one of the top lawyers in her field in South Florida.
Ms. Lerner was also appointed to serve as an original member of the Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Committee, a nine-person committee which is responsible for developing and overseeing the board certification process for all community association lawyers in Florida. This Committee is charged with creating and grading examinations, reviewing applications and recommending those individuals found to have met the standards provided by the approved certification plan to the Board of Legal Specialization and Education.
She has spoken on a number of community association law topics throughout her career. Her latest lectures took place at the University of Miami Institute of Condominiums and Cluster Development symposium on topics such as "Tort Liabilities of Condominium or Homeowners Associations, Unit Owners and their Directors" and "Preparing for and assuming turnover of control - Developer and Association Perspectives." She is a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and is a member and former director of the Greater Miami Chapter.
- Contributing author of Florida Condominium Association Operations, A legal Perspective
- Co-author of "The Role of the Association in Condominium Operations" chapter in the Third Edition of the Florida Condominium and Community Association Law Manual published by The Florida Bar.
J.D., National Law Center, George Washington University
B.A., Tulane University
Phi Beta Kappa Magna Cum Laude