Craig J. Shankman Associate

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Background/Education

Craig J. Shankman, a South Florida native, joined the firm in 2014. Craig regularly advises both individuals and corporate clients on a wide range of complex litigation matters with a focus on commercial litigation, professional liability, director and officer liability, employment matters, and appeals, among others. Craig represents clients in Florida State Court and Federal Court, specifically the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Craig also appears before local, state, and federal agencies, including the EEOC, Florida Commission on Human Rights, and Florida’s Department of Business & Professional Regulation.

Craig earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of law graduating with the honors of magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Shankman was a U.S. Constitutional Law Dean’s Fellow and earned book awards in Torts, Federal Income Taxation, and Florida Legal Research Techniques. Mr. Shankman is also a graduate of the University of Florida having earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics.

Admissions/Education

ADMISSIONS, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Craig is a currently a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL, Juris Doctor, 2014

Representative Cases

Obtained Dismissal with Prejudice of suit through a Motion to Dismiss in claim for tortious interference brought forth by Developer claiming damages in excess of $225 million.

Defended Corporation in claim alleging violations of Florida’s Private Whistleblower Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Dispute was favorably settled after initial discovery for less than 25% of the purported damages.

Defended Corporation in claim alleging retaliation in violation of Florida’s Private Whistleblower Act. Dispute was favorably settled during the course of discovery for approximately 25% of the purported damages.

Defended Law Firm in action alleging Negligence and Breach of Fiduciary Duty settling for less than 20% of the purported damages.

Secured Final Summary Judgment for Law Firm in action brought against Law Firm by former Client alleging Negligence and seeking damages exceeding $30 million.

New York

7 Times Square
19th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Ph: 212-400-0626

Miami

100 S.E. 2nd Street
Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131
Ph: 786-425-1045
Fax: 786-425-3905

Ft. Lauderdale

1600 West Commercial Blvd.
Suite 201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Ph: 954-848-2460
Fax: 954-848-2470

Tampa

400 N.Ashley Drive
Suite 1150
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: 813-223-6021
Fax: 813-223-6024

North Palm Beach

824 U.S. Highway 1 Drive
Suite 305
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Ph: 561-624-8233
Fax: 561-624-8940