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Elizabeth Somerstein


Elizabeth Somerstein is a partner in the Land Use & Zoning practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. She concentrates her practice on representing real estate developers and property owners on complex land use, zoning, and environmental permitting matters.  Ms. Somerstein also handles a wide range of zoning, environmental, and land use litigation. Ms. Somerstein is credentialed by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED AP BD+C, which is an advanced professional credential obtained by only those professionals with significant expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings, serving the commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors.

Court Admissions

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

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • LEED AP BD+C Professional Credential
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
    • Writing Editor, University of Miami Intern-American Law Review
    • “Grey Quill Award,” Recipient
  • B.A., Art History, Emory University

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Gold Coast Builder Association Government Affairs Committee, Member
  • Leadership Broward, Class XLI
  • Broward County Cultural Council, Member
  • Leadership Broward Engagement Committee, Member
  • Nova Southeastern University, Levan Ambassadors Board, Member
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Sustainability Advisory Board, Chair of the Board
  • Ghost Light Society, Steering Committee
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Order of the Coif, Member
  • Silver Knight Alumni Association, Member
  • South Florida Emory Alumni Association, Member


  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Up & Comer Lawyer Under 40,” 2021
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Rising Stars,” Land Use & Zoning, 2019
  • Daily Business Review, Honoree, “On the Rise” Professional Excellence Awards, 2019
  • South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, Nominee, “Up & Comers,” 2018


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