Henny L. Shomar

Bar Admissions

Florida – 2011

District of Columbia – 2018

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida -2012

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida - 2012

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit - 2021


Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Henny Lawrence Shomar, an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell®, practices in high stakes and complex business litigation with a focus on forensic, valuation, and shareholder dispute issues, including business dissolution matters. Henny advocates for firm clients in state and federal court and provides representation for clients dealing with situations in a number of areas of law, including general commercial litigation, family litigation, and probate litigation. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters, as a “Rising Star” naming him as one of the top 2.5% of lawyers six years in a row. 

A well-rounded litigator, Henny has a broad scope of experience in handling many different aspects of litigation and general representation. Henny offers a wide range of representation in litigation matters for individuals and businesses, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, and business dissolution cases, fiduciary issues, and other general business matters. Henny's practice focuses on providing strong representation on cases involving business disputes involving valuation and forensic matters, including forensic litigation and valuation of business interests in disputes. Henny provides similar representation for parties in the realm of family disputes, including dissolution of marriages, where business/corporate dissolution and valuation matters occur frequently. In probate, Henny has represented individuals, both as beneficiaries, creditors, personal representatives, trustee/co-trustee, as well as businesses in probate, guardianship, and trust-related matters. He has also handled over five hundred non-jury trials on behalf of commercial and consumer lenders across the State of Florida in the field of creditor’s rights and represents creditors enforcing their rights in collection matters, including garnishment proceedings and post-judgment enforcement/collection.

Representing individuals and businesses ranging from startup/small businesses to multi-national corporate organizations, Henny advises clients on a broad range of issues and utilizes his litigation experience to advise clients on their general corporate issues and needs taking the same approach to efficiently and effectively solving problems.

An active member in the community, Henny is on the Board of Trustees for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida and the Broward Public Library Foundation. Henny is a graduate of Leadership Broward (Class XXXVII) and remains active within the organization as an alumnus.

Henny holds a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to law school, Henny graduated from the University at Buffalo and holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in political science and a minor in history. During his undergraduate studies, Henny received National Honors in Political Science from Pi Sigma Alpha, was a University Scholar, and was appointed associate justice to the Student Wide Judiciary of the University at Buffalo Student Government.

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Published Articles:

• Author – Shareholders Clauses Strengthen Business, Avoid Litigation – published by Florida Trend (February 2021)
• Author – Businesses and Partnerships: Your Rights in Protecting Your Interests for the Possibility of a Dispute – published by the Daily Business Review (November 13, 2020)
• Author – The Legal Industry After Covid-19: What Has Changed and What May Change? – published by the Daily Business Review (May 19, 2020)
• Co-Author – Preparing for Business with Unforeseen Partners – published by Florida Trend (October 2019)
• Co-Author - Real Estate Investments: In Today’s Hot Market, Matters to Consider for Buyers – published by the Daily Business Review (August 8, 2019)
• Co-Author - The Florida Supreme Court Expands Rights of Biological Parents – published by the Daily Business Review (July 20, 2018)
• Co-Author - Tax Cuts and Job Act: A Game Changer for Alimony and Tax Planning – published by the Daily Business Review (December 22, 2017)
• Co-Author – Your New Business Partner Is Your Partner’s Ex-Spouse – published by the Daily Business Review (September 27, 2017)
• Author - A View from the Bench: Professionalism in Court: What does that mean to a Judge? The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator, Volume XXIX No. 3, Spring 2016


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated by Martindale Hubbell® 2016-2022

  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center 2011

    Juris Doctor

  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 2008

    Major: Political Science
    Minor: History

Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated by Martindale Hubbell® 2016-2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2022

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Stranahan House- Pineapple Jam Committee Member
  • Florida Bar- Member
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce- Government Affairs Committee – Past Committee Member
  • Six Degrees Golf- Member
  • Broward Public Library Foundation - Board of Trustees Member
  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood- Board of Trustees Member
  • Broward County Bar Association- Member
  • American Bar Association- Member
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)- Member
  • District of Columbia Bar- Member
  • Leadership Broward - Member, Class XXXVII

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