About Us

Mankin Law Group was founded in 1986 by Leonard Mankin. Leonard’s vision was to help homeowner and condominium associations find greater peace of mind through financial stability and a more efficient way to collect their delinquent assessments. His unique and cost-effective collections process has helped Mankin Law Group grow from a solo practice to the thriving firm it is today.

Our team is currently 5 attorneys and a staff of 12 paralegals and assistants. After becoming a leader in association collections across the state of Florida, Mankin Law Group expanded into full-service association representation in 2016. We now have two attorneys on the team who handle all general counsel work for associations.

Leonard J. Mankin – Mankin Law Group

Leonard J. Mankin
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Leonard studied law and received his J.D. from Duquesne University in 1980. After admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, he relocated to Clearwater, Florida, and is still licensed to practice in both states. Leonard began representing condominium and homeowner’s associations in 1985. In 1986, he set off on his own, forming the company that would become Mankin Law Group. Leonard has been helping associations with their legal needs for over 35 years and has clients across the entire state of Florida. He is the author of several articles on community association matters and is an in-demand speaker for associations boards and managers. Leonard is a member of the Community Association Institute and the Florida Bar Real Property and Probate Committee. He is an active yoga practitioner and a volunteer with local civic and charitable organizations.


Brandon K. Mullis – Mankin Law Group

Brandon K. Mullis
Brandon relocated to Tampa, Florida from Northeastern Kentucky in 2009. He graduated from Morehead State University in 2002 with a degree in both Legal Studies and Real Estate. Brandon then obtained his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University College of Law and has been licensed to practice in Kentucky and Florida since 2006. Upon relocating to Tampa, Brandon began his representation of lenders, servicers, and various financial institutions regarding consumer finance and creditor’s rights. Brandon joined Mankin Law Group in 2011 and manages the litigation department. Brandon is a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and the Florida Bar Real Property and Probate Committee.


Melissa A. Mankin – Mankin Law Group

Melissa A. Mankin
Melissa was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. She attended Florida State University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in finance and marketing. Prior to attending law school, Melissa joined the family business and worked full time at Mankin Law Group (then Leonard J. Mankin, P.A.) as a legal assistant. Melissa obtained her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 2012 and is licensed to practice in Florida. During law school, she worked for a prominent south Florida association law firm in their collections department, and she returned to Mankin Law Group as an associate attorney in 2012. Melissa oversees the pre-litigation department and works closely with our clients on a daily basis.


Jessica L. Knox

Jessica L. Knox, Esq.
Jessica received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2000 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin law school in 2003. She began her legal career representing condominium and homeowners’ associations across Wisconsin; during that time, she was also actively involved in the Wisconsin chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI). Jessica moved to Florida in 2011 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in early 2012. Since then, Jessica has worked in the Tampa Bay area, practicing primarily in condominium and homeowner association law. She counsels associations in all aspects of community association law and provides general counsel services for Mankin Law Group, which she partnered with in 2016. Jessica frequently teaches the board member certification classes for new condominium and homeowners’ association board members.


Bryan B. Levine

Bryan B. Levine, Esq.
Bryan is an alumnus of Florida State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in traditional economics. He earned his JD from New England Law in Boston and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011. Bryan has worked in the Tampa Bay area representing community associations ever since. He handles all legal matters, from document interpretation and enforcement to litigation, and has participated in more than 3,000 court hearings. Bryan has written for community association educational organizations and real estate associations, and he is a Title Attorney with Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC. He partnered with Mankin Law Group in 2016 and serves as general counsel for many of our clients.


We are so grateful to be able to depend on Mankin Law Group for their legal guidance. Dealing with individuals who may have had a difficult time, Mankin always considers the human side of the situation. Whether we ask for assistance with collections or a legal opinion we have total confidence that Mankin will respond appropriately. Whenever we have the opportunity, we do not hesitate to recommend the Mankin Law Group. Thanks for making our job easier!

Linda E.

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