Mar 30, 2015

B&P to Feature Industry Icon Ira Leesfield, Former Presidential Advisor & Renowned Attorney

Amid premium networking, business leaders and professionals from throughout the area will have the opportunity to hear from Ira Leesfield, former presidential advisor and renowned attorney, on Thursday evening, April 16. Leesfield will headline the next Industry Icon Event for the Business & Professional Division (B&P) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, wrapping up the current season’s series.

For almost three years, B&P’s Industry Icon events have regularly been drawing hundreds of professionals to hear from acclaimed business leaders on their recipe for success. Once again, they’ll be gathering in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. Networking will begin with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails (dietary laws observed) at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The couvert is $36.

“We’re so excited to have Ira Leesfield speak at our Industry Icon Series,” said Eric Lebersfeld, B&P Division Co-Chair. “His accomplishments as an attorney, his distinguished public service and his philanthropic record have brought him recognition from many of the country's most respected leaders and organizations. Leesfield’s insights are certain to be of high interest and value to our attendees across B&P members' broad range of industries and professions. We are proud that this Icon Event continues to exemplify the premier quality of networking and speakers in the B&P Division’s third season.”

“B&P has become the place to be for premium learning and networking with professionals and entrepreneurs from South Palm Beach County,” added Co-Chair Kathy Green. “We’re making meaningful professional and personal connections through high-level networking, programs with experts, and philanthropic activities - that are truly good for business as well as our community.”

The 2015 Industry Icon Chairs are Becky Lightman and Ken Lebersfeld. Online registration is available at For more information, contact Sonni Simon at 561.852.3128 or

The Business & Professional Division is generously sponsored by: Bibby Financial Services. This B&P Icon Event is generously sponsored by Marsh & McLennan. Commercial Printers is the Federation’s in-kind printing sponsor.

Ira Leesfield

Ira H. Leesfield is a board-certified trial lawyer with decades of experience who holds record verdicts and settlements throughout the State of Florida as well as significant verdicts throughout the U.S.

In 1990, Ira founded the Leesfield Family Foundation, which has supported numerous local and national organizations. Ira has received numerous distinguished honors and awards throughout the years. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve at two key posts from 1992 to 2000: the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets.

Ira's accomplishments as an attorney and his involvement in public service have brought him recognition from many of the country's most respected leaders and organizations. Most recently, Mr. Leesfield was awarded the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (Miami-Dade Chapter) Philanthropist Award, recognizing his long-standing commitment to support aspiring female law students through scholarship grants. He was also honored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) with the prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award, as a tribute for his values and standards of excellence.