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Law Firm Announces Purchase of Office Building

The law firm of Lieser Skaff Alexander has moved to a recently purchased, 2,300 square foot office building in North Hyde Park, Tampa.

The new firm offices are located at 403 North Howard Avenue, just across the street from the $26 million Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center (JCC), being developed on the grounds of the historic National Guard Armory. The 100,000 square foot JCC is the predominant reason why the area is being described by members of the press as Tampa’s “Next Hot Neighborhood,” and why Tampa’s Mayor recently stated that “over the next five years, the transformation [of this neighborhood] begins right here on Howard Avenue.”

The new location offers more convenient accessibility to the firm’s clients and terrific visibility from bustling Howard Avenue. “We chose to put down roots in North Hyde Park for many reasons, including visibility and that this area is about to boom,” said attorney, Ghada Skaff. Attorney Skaff also pointed out that the location is just blocks from Highway 275 and minutes to downtown Tampa and the courthouses.

The purchase of the beautiful, 10-year-old office building on Howard Avenue signals more carefully managed growth for Lieser Skaff Alexander, which also has plans to add additional attorneys soon. The LSA office contains 9 redesigned suites, conference rooms and work spacesHoward for the firm’s paralegals. “The shift from leasing to purchasing a building that has room we can grow into is a reflection of our commitment to our clients, our practice and this community,” stated attorney, Jeff Lieser.

Since moving in, Lieser Skaff Alexander has joined the North Hyde Park Alliance, a business-based organization, which is recognized as the voice of the neighborhood, and that was formed by like-minded business people who care about the area and its future development. Lieser Skaff Alexander also plans to participate in community events at the JCC. “We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this wonderful neighborhood during this incredible time in its history,” said attorney, Joe Alexander. “Our involvement in the revitalization of North Hyde Park will continue the firm’s ongoing commitment to the Tampa Bay community,” he said.

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Ghada Skaff named a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star”

Lieser Skaff Alexander is proud to announce that Ghada Skaff  was named a 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This organization selects the best and brightest from across the country for their prestigious distinction. Jeff Lieser was recognized as a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014, and Joe Alexander in 2014. Jeff Lieser and Joe Alexander also received this honor in 2015.

ghada_skaffThe Rising Star recognition is bestowed annually on approximately 2.5% of attorneys in the state who have passed a rigorous and patented review process. To qualify, lawyers must be no more than 40 years old and have been in practice for 10 years or less; they also must be nominated by other attorneys for consideration. Extensive research is then conducted, followed by peer review and ultimate determination.

Ghada Skaff’s primary focus is on business law, working with clients on local, state, national, and international projects and legal matters. In addition to her expertise in corporate structuring and complex sales or assignments of various types of businesses, such as restaurants and retail, she also assists clients with foreign trade processes. She is fluent in English and Arabic dialect, and is proficient in Modern Standard Arabic.

Her achievement will be published in both Florida Super Lawyer Magazine and Tampa Bay Magazine in July, and listed on her online Super Lawyers profile.

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Lieser Skaff Alexander is a Venue Sponsor for Gasparilla International Film Festival

The Tampa Film Institute, Inc., d/b/a, Gasparilla International Film Festival (“GIFF”) is a critical component of the arts community in the Tampa Bay Area, providing year-round community education, support, and inspiration, in the medium of film. The organization’s cornerstone event is the annual Gasparilla International Film Festival which will be held this year from March 24th through 29th, at multiple venues in Downtown Tampa and Channelside.

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Lieser Skaff Alexander, its partners and employees, are active in the Tampa Bay legal and business communities. At Lieser Skaff Alexander, we value our professional standing within the area, and as a corporate citizen, we feel it incumbent upon our firm to support the cultural, historic, educational and artistic endeavors of our community. To express our appreciation to the Tampa Bay area and to continue our mission of service and support to our community, Lieser Skaff Alexander is a proud financial contributor to the Gasparilla International Film Festival. The Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza will host several GIFF films, as well as the Award Ceremony. We are excited that Lieser Skaff Alexander has an official part in this extraordinary event.

One of our partners, Joe Alexander, serves on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Film Institute and GIFF, and works throughout the year to bring cultural events and educational opportunities to the residents of the Tampa Bay area, and beyond. In addition to his donation of time and effort, he also provides financial contribution as a Red Carpet Member of the film festival and will participate both as a volunteer and a guest as several of the week-long activities.

Please join us in what has become one of Tampa Bay’s leading cultural celebrations, the Gasparilla International Film Festival.

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Jeff Lieser Named Among Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

Lieser Skaff Alexander is proud to announce that Jeff Lieser was named among the Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2014. This is his second consecutive year to receive this honor, as he was also selected in 2013. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this distinction. “Rising Stars” recognizes lawyers 40 years or younger, or who have practiced 10 years or less.

Super-Lawyers-Rising-Stars-2014Jeff primarily focuses his private practice on complex matters of civil and business litigation and also serves a Circuit Civil Mediator. He has a wide range of clients including clients from private individuals to Fortune 500 Companies.

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