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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – March 15, 2016 – Steven B. Lesser, a shareholder with law firm Becker & Poliakoff and chair of the firm’s Construction Law and Litigation Practice Group, was honored with The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section’s Construction Law Committee’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” at a ceremony on Friday, March 11, at the ninth annual Construction Law Institute in Orlando. Gary C. Rosen, managing shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff, presented Lesser with the award.

Lesser was recognized for his contributions as immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, his work with The Florida Bar’s efforts to offer board certification to the state’s top construction lawyers, his prolific writing on subjects critical to construction practitioners, his high-profile practice of construction law, and his dedication to community initiatives such as TopSoccer. Only eight attorneys in Florida have been awarded the Committee’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

“It was a tremendous honor for me to present Steve with the Lifetime Achievement Award – as Steve’s friend and partner at Becker & Poliakoff for more than 30 years, I am certain there is no one more deserving of this prestigious recognition,” Rosen said. “He works harder and is more dedicated to his clients, firm, legal profession and community than any attorney I know.”

At Becker & Poliakoff, Lesser devotes his practice exclusively to construction law and litigation. He is board-certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and has been boardcertified since the first year The Florida Bar offered this designation. He has received many awards and accolades throughout his career, including being named “Lawyer of the Year” in construction law in the Fort Lauderdale region for 2016 by Best Lawyers in America; being named “Construction Lawyer of the Year” for South Florida by Best Lawyers in 2011; and serving as one of only ten Florida lawyers to be included in the prestigious American College of Construction Lawyers. Lesser is AV-Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

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