Shareholder - Vice Chair, Construction Law and Litigation
Becker & Poliakoff
At age 46, Lee Weintraub was the youngest recipient ever of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Bar’s Construction Law Committee. Mr. Weintraub is also a law school professor on construction law at Nova Southeastern University College of Law, where he serves on the adjunct faculty. In 2009 and 2013, Florida Trend magazine named him one of Florida’s Legal Elite, an honor bestowed on only the top 2% of Florida lawyers. He was selected by Florida Super Lawyers every year from 2007 through 2013, which names Florida’s top 5% of lawyers as chosen by their peers. Mr. Weintraub has been recognized by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers every year since 2003. Chambers USA noted he focuses on licensing and construction defect litigation, but is particularly renowned for his expertise in the Construction Lien Law. He was also selected in the Best Lawyers in America every year from 2006 through 2013.
Mr. Weintraub is board certified in construction law by the Florida Bar and serves as Vice Chair of the firm’s construction law practice group. Since passing the construction law board certification exam, he has served as a board certification exam course instructor every year the course has been offered. He is a certified arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and, as a lawyer, represents owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, bond sureties and other commercial entities in litigation, arbitration and transactions. He is a frequent lecturer statewide, nationally and internationally on construction related topics.
The firm’s Public Private Partnerships (P3) practice team is lead by Mr. Weintraub along with Vice-Chairs, George Burgess and Jennifer Drake. This multi-disciplinary team of professionals is experienced in development, construction, government, real estate, corporate, finance, procurement, and land use. Mr. Weintraub drafted the pending legislation on public/private partnerships in Florida and is also a founding member and current Vice-Chair of the Florida Council for Public/Private Partnerships, a non-profit consortium of public and private sector organizations working together to further P3 opportunities.