Lauren Marsicano, Esq. is a founding partner of the law firm Marsicano + Leyva PLLC located in Miami, Florida, and she heads the firm’s business and litigation practice. She has experience on both sides of the aisle providing guidance to individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporation, taking cases from inception through to trial and post-trial appeal in both state and federal court. Prior to forming Marsicano + Leyva PLLC, she worked as an associate in the Litigation Department at Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo where she represented corporate and individual clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts in areas including complex commercial litigation, consumer 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.
Carolina Leyva, Esq. 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.