Marsicano + Leyva PLLC

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Marsicano + Leyva PLLC is committed to empowering individuals and business owners by offering a suite of professional legal services at an affordable rate. The attorneys at Marsicano + Leyva PLLC will use their individual experiences and unique insights to provide clients with tailored representation and cutting-edge legal solutions.

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Meet The Team

Carolina Leyva, Esq.

Carolina Leyva, Esq.

Co-Founder

Carolina Leyva is a founding partner of Marsicano + Leyva PLLC and represents clients in all aspects of family law, probate, will contests, landlord-tenant disputes, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act issues, commercial litigation, consumer litigation, transactional work and complex civil litigation matters.

As an associate in a boutique litigation firm, located in Miami, Florida, Ms. Leyva spearheaded the firms trust and estates department and gained practical experience representing companies and individuals in areas including family law, employment law, commercial litigation, real property law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy and other general areas of civil litigation.

In addition, Ms. Leyva gained valuable legal experience by serving as a legal intern for a boutique immigration firm in Miami, Florida, for the General Counsel of the Global Labor and Employment division of Ryder Systems Inc., and for the Mobile Financial Services department of the MasterCard and Telefonica International Joint Venture.

Ms. Leyva earned her juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law where she served as a legal research assistant for University of Miami School of Law Professor Lili Levi.

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Florida U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement:

  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyer Division, member
  • The Florida Bar Family Law Section, member
  • The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, member

Education:

  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Advertising, cum laude
Lauren Marsicano, Esq.

Lauren Marsicano, Esq.

Co-Founder

Lauren Marsicano is a founding partner of Marsicano + Leyva PLLC with prior experience on both sides of the aisle providing guidance to both individuals and businesses and taking cases from inception through to trial and post-trial appeal. As an associate in the Litigation Department at Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, she represented corporate and individual clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts in areas including complex commercial litigation, consumer litigation, debt collection litigation, and international law.

Prior to joining the Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo team, Ms. Marsicano was with a boutique litigation firm in Coral Gables. While there, she represented and advised small business owners and individual clients in areas including employment law, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, labor and employment litigation, trust and estate law, real property law, and international law. In addition, Ms. Marsicano was fortunate to gain valuable insight into the practice of law by interning for the Honorable Judge Lester Langer of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, the General Counsel of the Global Labor and Employment division of Ryder Systems, Inc., and the managing partner of a corporate mining law firm in Santiago, Chile.

Ms. Marsicano graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where she was Managing Editor of the Inter-American Law Review, was a finalist in the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board Advanced Moot Court Competition, and attained the Honorable Theodore Klein Endowed Scholarship for her outstanding performance in the Litigation Skills Course. While earning her undergraduate degree in International Business and Finance, Ms. Marsicano competed for and secured an Honors Program Fellowship to study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, under academics who are leaders in their fields.

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Florida U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement:

  • Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Litigation Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Young Lawyer Subcommittee for the ABA Section of Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association, member
  • Coral Gables Bar Association, member
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter, member
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyer, Business Law, Litigation, and International Law Sections member

Education:

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Tampa, B.A. with Honors Distinction, magna cum laude

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What our Customers Say

Let me tell you why I love my fellow lawyer Lauren Marsicano…. Lauren goes out of her way to help other people. She is always lifting others up with a kind word, and by sharing her strategies for success. She’s especially helpful to other women, supporting them in following their dreams, with both legal advice and encouragement. In my opinion, a lawyer’s ethics are as important as anything else, and Lauren sets the bar. Lauren is not only a great lawyer, but a great human being. Thank you for all that you do Lauren!

Lauren and Carolina help our Homeowners Association with various legal matters. They are always very pleasant to work with, they keep us updated on matters in a timely fashion, and most importantly they know what they’re doing! These ladies are sharp!

I have been in court more times than I care to count and had five different lawyers prior to hiring Carolina. After several phone conversations, she had all disclosure documents and information going back to 2003. My first and only meeting with her was so productive. It was obvious to me she had done her homework and was fully prepared. She was meticulous, concerned, intelligent and fully engaged. She made an aggressive decision in my case and I attribute this move as the reason we were ultimately victorious.

Lauren is amazing to work with. She helped me with a few contracts for my small business. She was very knowledgeable, responsive, quick and just fun to work with.

We used Marsicano + Leyva to draw up some contracts and agreements that we needed urgently. Not only did they get everything back to us quickly, but their work was phenomenal. They exceeded all our expectations and their level of professionalism shows in everything they do. I highly recommend reaching out to them to see how they can help you.

Lauren Marsicano is professional, caring, and thorough. I highly recommend her for anyone starting a business or already in business. She worked quickly to get my contracts back in time to rehire my team. She walked me through the changes in the updated agreements, explaining things in detail until I felt comfortable with the legal language. I appreciate the time she took to explain things to me and knowing that I have her in my corner. Thank you, Lauren, for being there for us during these tough times.

We recently utilized Marsicano + Leyva to represent us in an international deal and Lauren was very quick to get up to date on the conversations, understand what we were asking and help us to understand what areas we really needed to focus on for our own protection of interest. She went above and beyond, giving up her weekend and reaching out to a UK attorney for clarification and guidance regarding foreign transactions. I cannot recommend her enough.

Carolina Leyva is a wonderful and amazing attorney worked very hard in the short time she was given to assist me with my case I highly recommend her for any family law matters. she is a very straightforward attorney and she exceeded my expectations.

My experience with Carolina Leyva was amazing. She was recommended by a friend not only because of her professionalism and knowledge but also for the fact that she treats you as if she’s known you and truly has your back. She made me feel at ease during the whole divorce process and looked out for me with her best intention. I highly recommend her. A+++

Going through a divorce is unpleasant for everyone but I was lucky to have found such a capable and reliable attorney like I did with Carolina Leyva. She handled my case with the highest integrity and always put my best interests first. Its rare to find a family attorney who understands what you need is more important than what you want. Part therapist and part friend, she taught me how to be tough and fight a good fight but also when to be pliable and accept reasonable conditions. The hardest thing to manage is people and even harder people with strained relationships, but Carolina is a natural negotiator and she never led me astray through the process. I realized how lucky I was when the judge presiding over my divorce hearing said aloud, “I received a fair agreement and I was lucky to have such a good lawyer.” The judge was right. I was able to maintain a friendly relationship with my former partner afterwards and I received what was fair; I have Mrs. Leyva to thank for that.

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