Gary R. Shendell is a 1987 graduate of James Madison University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He obtained his juris doctorate in 1992 from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of Florida and State of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Southern, Middle and Northern District Courts of Florida and all Circuit and County Courts in Florida.
Mr. Shendell is the former founding shareholder of the Fort Lauderdale office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, where he concentrated his practice from 2002-2006 in complex insurance and commercial litigation. In addition to serving as managing shareholder for S&P, Mr. Shendell continues to concentrate his practice in these litigation areas. His insurance litigation practice includes the defense of professionals, including: attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, directors and officers, brokers-dealers, insurance agents, fiduciaries, real estate agents and title agents. He lectures on accountants' liability and risk management issues before numerous groups and firms throughout South Florida.
Mr. Shendell also prosecutes and defends first party and third party coverage matters, including recision issues. He has experience in monitoring complex matters for excess insurance carriers. He has assisted clients and carriers in their compliance with Florida's Insurance Code in order to avoid potential waiver of defenses. He also provides insurance coverage opinions, and when required, pursues actions for declaratory relief. Mr. Shendell has been involved in insurance regulatory affairs nationally.
Mr. Shendell devotes considerable time in matters of complex commercial litigation, including disputes in the areas of construction, contract, fraud, deceptive trade practice actions, and business torts. His construction litigation practice has involved a wide variety of construction related issues, including: construction and design defects, disputes among owners and contractors, indoor air quality and mold. Mr. Shendell utilizes his experience in tax probate and estate planning in the probate litigation arena as well.
He brings to the firm a unique combination of accounting and corporate skills developed during his tenure at a corporate law firm and in public accounting with J.H. Cohn & Company in Roseland, New Jersey. This background is invaluable to his representation of individuals, private and public companies and non-profit entities in a broad range of business matters. Areas of Practice: Professional Liability Directors and Officers Liability General Liability Nursing Home Liability Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Insurance Regulatory and Gov. Affairs Construction Business and Commercial Litigation & Law Real Estate & Title Litigation Transportation Securities/NASD Litigation
Professional Associations: American Bar Association Lawyers Professional Liability Professional Liability Underwriters Society Broward County Bar Association
Education: University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida 1992 - J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1987 - B.S., Accounting, Cum Laude
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