Zach B. Shelomith

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Zach B. Shelomith

Partner

Zach B. Shelomith is a founding Partner at Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC.  He handles personal bankruptcy matters, corporate bankruptcy matters, Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, bankruptcy litigation and student loan law matters, representing debtors, creditors, bankruptcy trustees and student loan borrowers. Zach has experience in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases. 

Born in North Miami, Florida and raised in Hollywood, Florida, Zach graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in finance and a minor in philosophy.  Zach graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997 with a Juris Doctor, where he was awarded the American Bankruptcy Journal Prize.

Prior to forming the firm, Zach served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable A. Jay Cristol, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Emeritus for the Southern District of Florida and was a founding Shareholder of Leiderman Shelomith, P.A.  In the last six years, Zach has served as a director and then an officer of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, holding various positions, and holding the position of President Elect as of July 1, 2017.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Creditor Representation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors
  • Out-of-Court Workouts and Liquidations
  • Student Loan Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1997
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to the Super Lawyer list for the State of Florida, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Selected to the Super Lawyer Rising Star list for the State of Florida, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2014 and 2017
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2011
  • Selected as an AV® Preeminent Rated Attorney by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, for having obtained the highest possible peer-review rating for his ethical standards and legal ability
  • Avvo 10.0 Ranking
  • American Bankruptcy Journal Prize, Recipient
  • Recognized for dedication to pro bono legal services by the South Miami-Kendall Bar Association
  • Recognized for providing services for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

Education

  • Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami in 1994 (magna cum laude and general honors)

Clerkships and Internships

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable A. Jay Cristol, Chief Judge Emeritus, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida (President Elect 2017-2018)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Broward County

Community Service

  • Served on Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court’s Pro-Bono Task Force Website Sub-Committee, Chaired by the Honorable Laurel M. Isicoff
  • Pro bono legal services provided through the “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
  • Pro bono legal services provided to Habitat for Humanity
  • Served as a scoring judge for the Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition (Miami, Florida)

Publications and Presentations

  • Has published materials and articles on bankruptcy law for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, Florida Bar and other continuing education publications
  • Has provided free bankruptcy seminars for employees of the City of Fort Lauderdale, City of Pompano Beach and City of Hollywood
  • Has lectured and co-authored materials on bankruptcy law and student loan law for Lorman Education Services, myLaw CLE and Pincus Professional Education
  • Lectured and co-authored materials on individual Chapter 11 cases at the American Bankruptcy Institute Caribbean Insolvency Symposium
  • Frequent lecturer for the Broward County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, including several individual Chapter 11 programs
  • Lectured at the Broward County Bench and Bar Conference, 2013

Personal Information

  • Born in North Miami, Florida
  • Resident of Hollywood, Florida

 

Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC

Fort Lauderdale

2699 Stirling Road, Suite C401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

T. 954-920-5355 | F. 954-920-5371

Miami

2 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2300
Miami, FL 33131

T. 305-894-6163 | F. 305-503-9447

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