How Leonard Helps Clients
Len Johnson focuses on real estate, business, banking, construction, and land use and development law. He works with clients in areas of business planning, commercial real estate transactions, formation of business entities, contract review, sale and acquisition of private companies, and restructurings and loan workouts.
Len represents banks, borrowers, small and mid-size businesses and entrepreneurs. He has also served as a general counsel for clients. He has a keen insight in helping businesses identify and structure opportunities. Len’s clients trust him to evaluate all corporate options, identify potential threats and offer solutions that meet the company’s business goals.
Len is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.
What Clients Can Expect
Len has over 40 years of experience with financial institutions and lenders and is able to provide clients with an insider’s perspective regarding financial transactions from his experiences as a holding company president and a bank director.
Outside the Office
Len is active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida, as a member of the Board of Directors and immediate past president of Gator Boosters, Inc. and is also very active in the Methodist Church.
When not practicing law, Len can often be found enjoying the great outdoors while boating, fishing, bird hunting or an occasional game of golf, and snow skiing when the powder’s just right. Len and his wife, Nancy, live in Dade City, and their two children, Brock Johnson and Paige Dingman, live in Tampa with their families.
- Represented a property owner in the sale of 24,000 acres to the State of Florida.
- Represents financial institutions in construction loan financing for hotels, apartment complexes, and acquisition and development projects throughout Central Florida.
- Represented commercial banks in the sale to publicly traded bank holding companies.
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1980
University of Florida, B.A./B.S., 1978, Honors, Finance
- New York
- Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
World Presidents’ Organization, Florida Chapter, 2008-present; Chapter Chairman, 2011-2016
Young Presidents’ Organization, Florida Chapter, 1986-2007; Chapter Chairman, 1998-1999
Registered Real Estate Salesman, Florida, 1978-present
University of Florida, Board of Trustees, 2016-2021
University Athletic Association, University of Florida, Board Member, 2016-2018
Gator Boosters, Inc., Distinguished Director, 2009-Present; President 2016-2017
Pasco-Hernando State College, District Board of Trustees, 2011-2016; Board Chair, 2014-2015
Lewis Abraham Lacoochee Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors, 2009-2014
Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc. (WEDU), Director, 2002-2009
Leadership Florida, Member, Class IX – 1990
Florida Blue Key, University of Florida, 1991 (Honorary Initiate)
Downtown Dade City Main Street, Inc., Director, 1987-1995; President, 1991
Dade City Hospital, Board of Trustees, 1993-1996; Board chair, 1996