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 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, 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.  

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. 

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

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
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Board Certifications

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

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Florida, 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2015-2019

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 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®, for having obtained the highest possible peer-review rating for his ethical standards and legal ability

  • Avvo 10.0 Ranking

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

  • President, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida (2018-2019)
  • Bankruptcy Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (2019)
  • Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System, 2019 Diversity Symposium "Roadways to the Federal Bench”
  • Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy Section Executive Council
  • 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, Presentations & News

  • 29th Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, June 7, 2019 | Info
  • Quoted in May 22, 2019 Miami Herald article | Info
  • 2019 Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) Annual Convention, May 2, 2019 | Info
  • When the Bubble Bursts Be Ready for the Fallout - Latest Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar, March 2019 | Info
  • 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

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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