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Ghada Skaff

Ghada Skaff

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
  • 2018 & 2019 Legal Elite
  • 2015-2017 Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Professional Activities:
  • Leadership Tampa, Class of 2020
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
Foreign Language:
  • Fluent in Arabic dialect; proficient in Modern Standard Arabic

Ghada is the firm’s business and transactions lawyer and managing partner.

She was recently accepted to the Leadership Tampa class of 2020 business leaders. Leadership Tampa is a program through the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce that works to identify, guide and enhance skills and opportunities of local business leaders. Hundreds of people apply each year for 50 coveted spots.

In addition to her business acumen, Ghada’s professional expertise is well recognized. She  was named to the Florida Legal Elite roster in 2018 and 2019 and selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine  from 2015-2017. The 1,126 Legal Elite lawyers listed for 2019 represent fewer than 1.3% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.  The Super Lawyers recognition is an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40.

Ghada also demonstrated this pattern of excellence while attending law school at the University of Florida where she 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. Since co-founding Lieser Skaff Alexander, she has leveraged that experience to assist Tampa businesses on a wide range of transactions and contracts, such as: purchase and sale agreements,  licensing agreements and non-compete agreements and fuel supply agreements.

Ghada has served as corporate counsel to some of Tampa Bay’s finest businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

A substantial part of her practice  involves the sale or assignment of various types of businesses including restaurants, retailers, tech and digital media companies. Ghada also advises the firm’s 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.

She 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.