Suzanne M. VanLeeuwen is a Partner in the Jacksonville office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Corporate Practice Group.

Sue focuses her practice on general corporate matters and transactional business law. She assists clients in structuring, restructuring, negotiating and documenting their business transactions. She has assisted clients in preparing and analyzing shareholders’ agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, real estate leases and other various transactional documents. Sue has also assisted clients with the many aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and asset purchases and sales. In addition to her transactional experience, Sue has also assisted clients with the analysis and navigation of the regulatory requirements related to zoning and land use matters, including rezoning, special exceptions and waiver approvals in various counties throughout Florida.



  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2009
    • Book Award, Legal Drafting, 2007
  • University of Florida, B.A., magna cum laude, Sociology, 2005
    • Phi Kappa Phi, International Honor Society
    • Golden Key, International Honor Society
    • Treasurer, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociological Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Florida Bar
    • Business Law Section; Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

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