Noted for his legal acumen and ability to handle intricate and complex issues, Alexander Lian represents clients in a variety of contested matters ranging from high dollar contract disputes and real property disputes to the prosecution and collection of large judgments totaling in the millions.
Longstanding clients include Florida’s largest Fortune 100 company, prominent multifamily housing developers and management companies, a national religious organization, as well as upscale boutiques and service providers in South Florida.
Mr. Lian often prevails against firms with greater resources because of his attention to detail and ability to formulate a careful and deliberate strategy for the client. In one such case, Mr. Lian attained statewide recognition in formulating a novel theory of law that provided full relief to the client in a heavily contested matter. (See “Reported Decisions”.) As a result, the Daily Business Review and its readers nominated Mr. Lian as one of three finalists for its 2011 Most Effective Lawyer in South Florida Award (Real Estate).
When not practicing law, Mr. Lian is often either reading or writing about the law. He is the author of several publications on legal ethics and American jurisprudence. In 2020, Cambridge University Press published in every common law jurisdiction in the world Mr. Lian’s book, Stereoscopic Law: Oliver Wendell Holmes and Legal Education, a major reinterpretation of the jurisprudence of America’s foremost jurist.
Mr. Lian is a graduate of both the Graduate and Law Schools of Vanderbilt University. He is admitted into all Florida state courts and the United States District courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. He is conversant in Spanish, and has been a member of the Colombian American Bar Association since 2009. In 2021 he was COLBAR’s president.