Leah Spero

Senior Counsel


Leah B. Spero is a real estate attorney in Holland & Knight's Fort Lauderdale office. Ms. Spero concentrates her area of practice in commercial real estate leasing.

In addition, Ms. Spero has experience in complex lease drafting and negotiation in connection with retail sites, as well as involvement in the preparation of related agreements, including subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements, amendments, modifications, terminations, and releases and waivers.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Spero spent almost 10 years as in-house counsel for a large retail tenant in Florida, as contracts and real estate counsel.


  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Central Florida, B.A., Legal Studies
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Young Women's Philanthropy, 2024
  • Hillels of the Florida Suncoast, Board of Directors, 2023-Present
  • Tampa Jewish Fertility Foundation, Advisory Council, 2022-2023
  • Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation (Tampa JCCs & Federation) Leadership Council, 2014-2015; Board of Directors, 2016-Present
  • Tampa Jewish Community Relations Council, 2014-2016
  • Tampa Bay Jewish Leadership Training Institute, 2013-2014
Honors & Awards
  • The Bobbe Karpay Women of Distinction, Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation (Tampa JCCs & Federation), 2023
  • Charles Adler Young Leadership Award, Tampa JCCs & Federation, 2016