A graduate of the University of Illinois, Norman Leopold received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1973 and his Masters of Tax Law from the University of Miami in 1976. He was the recipient of the Roger Sorino Memorial Award for the Outstanding Senior of the Class of 1973. As a law student, he received the Bar & Gavel Award for service to the law school and was admitted to the Society of Wig and Robe for scholastic achievement.
Mr. Leopold specializes in complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions and development. He represents numerous real estate developers, as well as lenders.
Mr. Leopold also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, having previously served as vice chair. He has been an active member of the Board of Trustees since 1994. He also serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aventura Health Foundation.
In addition to having served as president of Temple Sinai of North Dade, Mr. Leopold is the past chair of the Dade County Association of Reform Temples, former president of the South Florida Federation of Reform Synagogues, and former president of the Southeast U.S. Council of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), which serves the 100 Reform congregations in the Southeast United States. He has also served as a Vice Chair of the URJ and Treasurer and currently serves as General Counsel and a member of its National Executive Committee. Mr. Leopold is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Michael Ann Russell Jewish Community Center and serves as the assistant secretary. Mr. Leopold was a member of the Florida Board of the Anti-Defamation League and is a recipient of the ADL Torch of Liberty Award.
Mr. Leopold is rated AV* by Martindale-Hubbell®.
*The Martindale-Hubbell® AV rating indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.