Lee D. Mackson is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and Co-Chair of the Creditors' Rights/Bankruptcy Practice Group.

A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rated attorney, Lee has been named among the Best Lawyers in America® in bankruptcy, creditor-debtor law and related litigation since 2013. With more than 38 years of experience, Lee advises clients in ways to resolve a variety of complex business disputes in court, arbitration and negotiation, including workout attempts, commercial foreclosures and trials. Lee has also appeared before the United States Supreme Court.

Lee primarily represents financial institutions in real estate and banking litigation, among other industries. He represents numerous multi-state lenders and special servicers and has handled multi-million dollar commercial foreclosures. These cases often involve receiverships and rent sequestrations.

He is a frequent author and speaker on commercial foreclosure issues and has been retained as an expert witness on Florida real estate litigation. Lee also served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for six years.



  • Duke University Law School, J.D., 1984
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with honors, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Former member, Florida Bar Grievance Committee

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News & Speaking Engagements


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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2004

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