Zach B. Shelomith

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Zach B. Shelomith

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The rare distinction of being Board Certified in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law gives Zach Shelomith a complete perspective of the world of bankruptcy law, which informs his representation of companies and individuals alike. As a Chambers USA-ranked lawyer, Immediate Past President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, and co-author of a recent book on Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Zach is an influencer and a leader in his field.  

Prior to co-founding LSAS Law, 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 his previous firm, 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, becoming President of the organization in July 2018.

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

Zach is a frequent speaker and writer on bankruptcy law and has been quoted in publications such as the Miami Herald.  

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Personal 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 and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1998
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2003
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2017

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law – the American Board of Certification
  • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law – the American Board of Certification

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law, 1997
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Miami, 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, Immediate Past President
  • Bankruptcy Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Commercial Law League of America (CLLA), Bankruptcy Section Executive Council
  • Broward County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, Co-Chairperson
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Broward County

Community Service

  • Director, The Bankruptcy Bar Foundation of the Southern District of Florida, Inc.
  • Steering Committee Member, Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System, "Roadways to the Federal Bench” Program, 2019
  • Committee Member, Pro Bono Program “Spotting the Signs of Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse and How You Can Make a Difference”, 2019
  • Committee Member, Pro Bono Task Force Website Sub-Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2016
  • Foreclosure Study Group, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2016
  • 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
  • Presenter for the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program
  • Served as a scoring judge for the Cristol Kahn Paskay Cup Moot Court Competition (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Served as a scoring judge for the Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition (Miami, FL)  

Publications

  • The Small Business Reorganization Act - a New Bankruptcy Law for Small Businesses, Daily Business Review Board of Contributors, October 24, 2019
  • Pitfalls for Community Associations When an Owner Files Bankruptcy, Daily Business Review Board of Contributors, July 17, 2019
  • Individual Chapter 11, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2018 (Co-Author)
  • Co-authored materials to be published on Small Business Debtor Reorganizations under Subchapter V for the American Bankruptcy Institute Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, 2019
  • Co-authored materials on Individual Chapter 11 cases for the American Bankruptcy Institute Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, 2015
  • Published materials and articles on bankruptcy law for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, University of Miami, Florida Bar and other continuing education publications
  • Quoted in numerous publications relating to bankruptcy law, including the Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, South Florida Business Journal and Daily Business Review
  • Co-authored materials on bankruptcy law and student loan law for Lorman Education Services, LawPracticeCLE, myLaw CLE and Pincus Professional Education

Presentations

  • Confirmed Speaker at the American Bankruptcy Institute Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, Small Business Debtor Reorganizations under Subchapter V, 2020
  • Speaker at the Broward County Bar Association Bench & Bar Convention, 2019
  • Speaker at the University of Miami School of Law Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, 2019
  • Speaker at the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) Annual Convention, 2019
  • Speaker at the Dade Legal Aid Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar, 2019
  • Speaker at the American Bankruptcy Institute Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, Individual Chapter 11 cases, 2015
  • Has lectured on bankruptcy law and student loan law for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, University of Miami School of Law, Florida Institute of CPAs, Dade Legal Aid, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Palm Beach County Bar Association and Broward County Bar Association
  • Has lectured on bankruptcy law and student loan law for Lorman Education Services, LawPracticeCLE, myLaw CLE and Pincus Professional Education
  • Has provided free bankruptcy seminars for employees of the City of Fort Lauderdale, City of Pompano Beach and City of Hollywood, Florida

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized at the 2019 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Publication Awards Ceremony for his contribution as a co-author of the book Individual Chapter 11 for the American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Florida, 2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2015-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009-2012
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2014 and 2017
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized for dedication to pro bono legal services by the South Miami- Kendall Bar Association
  • Recipient, American Bankruptcy Journal Prize

News

  • Recognized at the 2019 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Publication Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC, for his recent contribution as a co-author of the book Individual Chapter 11 for the American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Quoted in Daily Business Review article on voluntary bar associations | June 18, 2019 | Read the article

  • LSAS Attorneys Recognized Among 2019 Florida Super Lawyers | June 3, 2019 | Info
  • Quoted in May 22, 2019 Miami Herald article | Info

 

Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC

Fort Lauderdale

2699 Stirling Road, Suite C401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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

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Miami, FL 33131

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