Ghada Skaff

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403 N. Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-280-1256
Fax: 813-251-8715
Email: ghada@lieserskaff.com

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Education:
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2007
    • Dean’s List
    • Pro Bono Certificate
  • B.A., cum laude, Middle Eastern Studies, The George Washington University, 2000, Minor, Political Science
    • Departmental Special Honors
    • Golden Key National Honor Society
    • Honor Society for International Studies (Sigma Iota Rho)
Admitted to Practice:
  • Florida
Awards
  • 2015-2017 Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Professional Activities:
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Foreign Language:
  • Fluent in Arabic dialect; proficient in Modern Standard ArabicSince co-founding Lieser Skaff Alexander, Ghada has served as corporate counsel to some of Tampa Bay’s finest business and start-ups

Since co-founding Lieser Skaff Alexander, Ghada has served as corporate counsel to some of Tampa Bay’s finest businesses, entrepeneurs and start-ups.

Ghada has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine each year from 2015-2017, an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40.

While attending law school at the University of Florida, Ghada served as a research assistant for a professor of law, a Law Clerk at the Clerk of Circuit Court in Hillsborough County and as a Summer Associate at Gray Robinson.

After graduating, cum laude, she returned to her native Tampa to serve as the general counsel to a family-owned manufacturing and export company.  She has leveraged that experience to assist Tampa businesses on a wide range of transactions and contracts, such as: purchase and sale agreements, franchise agreements, licensing agreements, factoring agreements, non-compete agreements and fuel supply agreements.

A substantial part of her practice also involves the sale or assignment of various types of businesses including restaurants, retailers, yacht brokers, marine companies and supply companies.

Ghada also advises the firm’s Tampa Bay business clients on the advantages and disadvantages of different business forms, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations. As part of that process, Ghada prepares, reviews and analyzes  documents required to establish and maintain a business in good-standing under Florida law, including articles of incorporation and organization, partnership agreements, bylaws, corporate resolutions and annual filings.

Ghada is also well-versed in the international export of goods, to include, the drafting and review of Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin and Legalized Documents.

She is fluent in Arabic dialect and proficient in Modern Standard Arabic.