Adam Shamir

Biography

Adam Shamir primarily represents banks, lenders, and other financial institutions in consumer financial services litigation. His practice focuses creditors’ rights and real estate matters. Additionally, Adam has experience in appellate and bankruptcy litigation. He has experience as counsel for major lenders, banks, and mortgage companies in litigation involving mortgage foreclosures, RESPA, FDCPA and FCCPA claims, title claims, and other real estate issues, as well as appellate matters.

While in law school, Adam was an intern for the Honorable Raymond B. Ray of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida.

Outside the Firm

Publications: 

Co-Author, "Below Investment Grade and Above the Law: A Past, Present and Future Look at the Accountability of Credit Rating Agencies," Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, 2012.

A timely and comprehensive article focusing on the responsibility, and lack thereof, of the credit rating agencies (“CRAs”). The article is titled “below investment grade” due to the shoddy performance of the CRAs for their key role in the financial crisis of 2007-08. It is also titled “above the law” because of the CRAs’ lack of accountability due to regulatory sleight of hand and the CRAs’ almost totally successful defense against liability to bondholders through the invocation of the Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment.
 

Experience

  • Fla. 4th DCA 2015—Borrower appealed a final judgment of foreclosure, challenging Plaintiff’s standing to commence a foreclosure action. Specifically, Borrower argued that Plaintiff lacked possession of the original Note, and therefore lacked standing, because the original Note was located in the court file of a previously filed suit at the time Plaintiff commenced its action. The appellate court agreed that equitable transfer of the Note had occurred and physical possession by Plaintiff was not necessary, and affirmed the lower court final judgment of foreclosure.

Recognitions

  • 2017, “Florida Rising Star” in Bankruptcy, listed by Super Lawyers

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found here.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, JD, summa cum laude
  • University of Florida, BA, cum laude