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Construction Attorney Steven B. Lesser to Serve as Chair-Elect of ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

Construction Attorney Steven B. Lesser to Serve as Chair-Elect of ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, May 22, 2013 – Becker & Poliakoff is proud to announce that attorney Steven B. Lesser, who heads the firm’s Construction Law Practice, has been chosen as chair-elect of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry.

The Forum is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States with roughly 6,000 members and associates drawn from all types of construction practice – law firms large and small, solo practitioners, in-house and government counsel.

Since its founding in 1976, the Forum has focused on producing top quality resource materials relied upon by law schools, law courts and policy makers. Today the range of CLE products include books, topical audio CDs, MP3 downloads, podcasts and online courses.

The Forum, which also represents owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, lenders, insurers and sureties, conducts three national meetings annually in addition to a number of regional events.

Mr. Lesser, who is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, will serve a one-year term as Chair-Elect and assume the chairmanship of the 15-member Governing Committee in 2014.

“I am gratified by the trust my colleagues have shown in electing me,” said Mr. Lesser. “The Forum’s core focus on education and professional development has always been my highest priority. I am privileged to have organized many of the Forum’s past educational programs and I look forward to creating new vibrant programs that enhance the careers of our members and improve the practice of construction law.”

“Steve Lesser is a top notch construction lawyer who has made a major contribution to the Forum on the Construction Industry through his tireless efforts, creative thinking and commitment to the construction industry as a whole,” said Daniel S. Brennan, founding partner of Laurie & Brennan, LLP, Chicago, and a Governing Committee Member. “I am confident he will be a great leader for the Forum and help the organization create new programs and opportunities for its members.”

Mr. Lesser devotes his practice exclusively to construction law and litigation. He is AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and was named “Construction Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 for South Florida by Best Lawyers in America — one of only two lawyers in Florida to receive the designation and the only one in South Florida.

He is also a Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator focusing on complex construction matters involving defective work and delay related claims and a certified arbitrator on construction issues for the American Arbitration Association.

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