Who We Help

Full-Service Bankruptcy and Student Loan Law Firm Helping Individuals and Businesses With Financial Issues

Providing legal services to the State of Florida

The legal team at Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC has more than 60 years of combined legal experience handling bankruptcy and student loan law matters. We thoroughly review your unique financial situation and help you understand all of your legal choices. We are compassionate, hard-working, and determined to achieve a successful outcome in every case.

We represent debtors, creditors, and bankruptcy trustees, which provides us with a comprehensive perspective of the bankruptcy process. Our experience representing all types of parties involved in the bankruptcy arena allows us to anticipate and strategically handle moves by the opposing parties, as evidenced by our record of success.

We also represent student loan borrowers in all aspects of student loan law representation, including individuals with federal, state or private student loans.

Let us use our rare skill set to obtain the outcome you want and deserve.

Individual debtors

If you are struggling to make ends meet, you are not struggling to make ends meet but you have a great deal of non-consumer debt, or you own investment real properties that are worth less than the mortgages encumbering them, filing a personal bankruptcy may be the solution to your financial troubles. We review your individual circumstances and help you understand all of your available legal options. Below are a few examples of life events that may warrant a bankruptcy filing:

  • You are past due on your mortgage
  • You have a foreclosure action pending against you
  • You have numerous assets but need debt relief
  • Creditors are threatening to repossess assets
  • You have garnishments against your paycheck or bank account
  • You own a business and you have personally guaranteed some of the business’ debt
  • Collection lawsuits have been filed against you
  • Creditors are taking aggressive collection efforts against you
  • You own several homes or investment properties that are underwater and you need to strip inferior liens
  • You are past-due on your taxes
  • You have overwhelming unsecured debt, such as credit card debt or medical bills
  • Divorce left you with unmanageable debt

We have helped hundreds of individuals just like you obtain a fresh financial start by filing an individual Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 case.

Business debtors

Whether you have a small business or you are running a large company, we can help you understand how a corporate bankruptcy or an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC) could be beneficial. A business that is seeking to shut down can accomplish an orderly liquidation of its assets through a Chapter 7 or the ABC process. An entity that wants to restructure its debt and continue to operate can accomplish this through a Chapter 11 (or even sometimes in an ABC). Whatever your goals are with respect to the liquidation or restructuring of your business, we can help you achieve them.


Many creditors do not realize that they have a variety of rights when a customer, borrower, or vendor files for bankruptcy protection. We can help you pursue your rights and strive to obtain the maximum recovery available to you.

Student loan borrowers

If you are drowning in student loan debt and you don’t know what to do next, we can help.  We review your individual circumstances and help decide the best strategy for reducing your payments, getting out of default, or eliminating your student loan debt entirely.  Some of the options we will discuss are loan forgiveness, administrative or bankruptcy discharge, repayment plans, rehabilitation and loan consolidation.  Don’t continue living under the weight of your student loans; let us help you take control of your debt.

Schedule a no-cost initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you

Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC has two offices to best serve their clients, in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and proudly serve many counties including Broward, Miami-Dade, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie. We are a full-service bankruptcy law and student loan law firm, fully equipped to assist you with whatever financial issues you are facing. Contact us at 954-920-5355 or via our website.


Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC

Fort Lauderdale

2699 Stirling Road, Suite C401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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


2 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2300
Miami, FL 33131

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

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