Becker is proud to announce that shareholder Jennifer Bales Drake has been named a 2021 Leadership Award recipient by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Foundation (GFLAF). Jennifer serves on the GFLAF’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Leadership Committee; is a member of Broward Women’s Alliance; sits on the Advisory Board of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; and is a member of the Board of Directors of Business for the Arts of Broward. She is also past president and a current member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Broward Foundation.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate Jennifer’s long service to the Alliance and her incredible efforts to ensure our community embraces every opportunity to create, attract, expand, and retain high-wage jobs and significant capital investment, said Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Bob Swindell. “Her innovative and collaborative approach to consensus building is exactly the style of leadership we want to encourage future generations to adopt.”
In addition to her community service, Jennifer is a highly accomplished real estate attorney and Vice Chair of Becker’s Public, Private Partnerships (P3) practice group. She has represented clients in many high-profile projects throughout the state of Florida, as well as nationally, and regularly addresses all aspects of planned project development. Jennifer is particularly well-versed in P3 transaction, and her expertise includes negotiating and drafting land leases, management and operating agreements for higher education institutions, municipalities and a variety of entities in the private sector. To learn more about Jennifer, please visit her official bio on beckerlawyers.com.