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Dane’s passionate representation of clients is based on his ability to quickly understand the dynamics of a dispute and then bring it to closure using the right combination of aggressive representation, finesse, sound advice, and counseling.

While Dane promotes problem-solving to avoid expensive litigation and minimize costs for his clients, when necessary he is a dynamic and effective trial lawyer.

Dane concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law which includes condominium and homeowner association law.

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Dane E. Leitner.

Profile

Dane E. Leitner’s practice is a unique mix of business, real estate and family law to help protect his clients’ interests in business and their personal lives.

A Florida native, he has built a reputation with business owners and entrepreneurs for his ability to quickly understand the dynamics of a complex dispute as well as his sound, strategic counseling. While Dane promotes problem-solving to avoid expensive litigation for his clients, he is a dynamic and effective trial lawyer when a settlement cannot be reached. 

As general counsel for a variety of companies, Dane has extensive experience in business litigation, contract disputes, business divorces, derivative actions, restrictive covenants, corporate governance, business formation, shareholder contracts and other general business matters.

Dane handles real-estate litigation involving contract disputes, deposit disputes, evictions, partitions, and routinely represents contractors and builders. In residential and commercial transactions, he represents buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and provides counsel on condominium and homeowner association law.

In his practice of marital and family law, Dane is dedicated to helping his clients through difficult transitions that impact their family life and financial future. He represents their interests in divorce, child custody, enforcement, modifications and domestic violence matters, and drafts prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Dane and his wife have two young daughters and a goldendoodle. On weekends, he enjoys spending his time with his family, playing golf and boating. 

  • Civil Litigation
  • Marital and Family law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Homeowner/Condominium Association Representation
  • Corporate Governance, Contracts and Arbitration
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • “Social Media Evidence and Other Developing Concerns” Marital & Family Law Review Course, 2016, co-author.
  • "Can't We All Play by the Same Rules?" ActionLine, A Publication of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Summer 2014.
  • “The Death of the Pet Restricted Community” ActionLine, A Publication of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Volume XXXV, No. 2, Winter 2013-14.
  • “Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?” BP Community Update, Vol IV. 2011.
  • “Honest Services Fraud After Skilling v. United States” Engage, The Journal of the Federalist Society’s Practice Groups, Volume 12, Issue 3, November 2011. (Assisted research and draft article for Professor Steven Wisotsky).
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association; Member
  • Palm Beach County Community Association, Law CLE Committee
  • Palm Beach County Young Lawyers; Board Member
  • Palm Beach Gardens Parks and & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D.)
    • Dean’s List
    • Book Award, Advanced Federal Crimes
  • Florida State University, (B.S., Magna Cum Laude)
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star, naming him as one of the top 2.5% of lawyers in Florida (2018 - Present)
  • Selected for Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite for his work in Commercial Litigation (2018, 2019); fewer than 1.2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida earn Legal Elite honors
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - "Ones to Watch in America" Litigation - Real Estate (2022)
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