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2023 Prestigious Women Awards Honoree: Marbet Lewis

Marbet Lewis focuses her practice on the laws governing the alcohol industry and the production, importation, and sale of alcoholic beverage products. She represents clients in all aspects of alcohol and business licensing and regulatory compliance. Lewis represents domestic and foreign alcohol manufacturers and retailers wholistically in all alcohol licensing and regulatory permitting needs. A former big-law attorney, Lewis launched her own law firm, Spiritus Law, with her husband, Robert F. Lewis, in 2017, where she has further developed her niche practice and the representation of private equity funds, large box retailers, entertainment venues, sports venues, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues. She is a first-generation Cuban-American and a native Floridian. Lewis is also an active leader in addressing tackling barriers for women in law and the alcohol industry. She is an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association and of Women of the Vine & Spirits, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of women in the alcohol industry. Lewis has worked with various global leaders in the entertainment and alcohol industries. Her firm is nationally recognized as a leading law firm, and she has been featured in various trade and legal publications for her thought-provoking industry insight.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.