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Joanna Andrade Lehmann’s practice ranges from commercial litigation to construction, corporate governance.

Joanna Andrade Lehmann is a skilled senior Attorney at EPGD Business Law, specializing in both commercial litigation and transactional matters. With a Juris Doctor equivalent from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Venezuela in 2013, she furthered her education with a Master of Laws Degree from Columbia Law School in 2015, and in 2018, she obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Nova Southeastern University.

During her tenure in law school, Joanna distinguished herself as a member of the ILSA Journal of Comparative & International Law. She received the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship, consistently appeared on the Dean’s list across various semesters, and garnered Pro Bono Commendations for her dedication to public service. Her legal acumen was honed through internships with Miami Dade Legal Aid and the City Attorney’s Office in the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Before joining the EPGD team, Joanna served as an attorney at a prominent law firm in Coral Gables, specializing in complex commercial litigation. There, she skillfully handled a diverse array of cases encompassing contract disputes, corporate matters, construction law, and real estate disputes, showcasing her proficiency in both litigations.
In addition to her extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, Joanna specializes in corporate and transactional law, particularly in mergers and acquisitions and various corporate matters. Her expertise in these areas adds a unique dimension to her legal practice, allowing her to provide comprehensive legal services to clients across a wide range of industries. Joanna’s insights and proficiency in navigating both corporate transactions and commercial litigation further solidify her role as an integral attorney within the EPGD team, enhancing the firm’s ability to meet the diverse needs of its clients.

Experience and Representative matters

  • Led negotiation and drafting of complex commercial agreements, including software licensing agreements, distribution agreements, and strategic partnership agreements, resulting in favorable terms and successful business relationships for various corporate clients. 
  •  Successfully negotiated joint venture agreements and strategic alliances to support business expansion initiatives and enhance market presence for corporate clients. 
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to provide legal guidance on corporate transactions, intellectual property matters, and employment law issues.
  • Managed the legal aspects of corporate restructuring, including mergers, spin-offs, and coordinating with external counsel and internal stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives while minimizing legal risks.
  • Led team to win a motion to dismiss federal court trademark litigation against famous Mexican artist heirs over the heirs’ brand, ending U.S. portion of a decade-long international dispute.
  • Won temporary injunction on behalf of startup company against capital investors who violated NDA by attempting to steal client’s business idea and solicit vendors. Defendants were enjoined from soliciting the client’s vendors and suppliers, competing with the client for one year, and being ordered to pay attorney fees.
  • Successfully defended motion for temporary injunction at evidentiary hearing on behalf of former employee sued by employer for alleged violation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreement. 
  • Vacated discovery application under section 1872 in the federal court based on lack of both subject matter and personal jurisdiction.


  • Universidad Catolica Andres Bello – Juris Doctor equivalent (2013)
  • Columbia Law School- Master of laws (2015)
  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law-  Juris Doctor (2018)

Bar Admissions

  • Caracas, Venezuela, 2013
  • State of Florida, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2021

Prior Associations

  • Dorta & Ortega P.A  Coral Gables, Florida
  • Hire Counsel, Miami, Florida
  • The City of Fort Lauderdale, City Attorney’s Office, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Dade Legal Aid, Miami, Florida
  • Medicine Express de Venezuela C.A, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Centro de Clinica Jurídica of UCAB, Caracas, Venezuela


  • The Ongoing Struggle of Latina Women in Law-  The Daily Business Review,  May 19, 2022.

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