Samuel M. Sheldon is a Partner at The Behar Law Firm.

Mr. Sheldon has represented clients in federal, state, bankruptcy and appellate courts, and before arbitration panels and administrative agencies, in diverse matters involving commercial disputes, insurance, health care, real estate, secured transactions, environmental law, construction, labor and employment, securities, administrative law, international law, immigration and white­collar criminal defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sheldon was an associate at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. and McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Sheldon practiced in New York at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

While in law school, Mr. Sheldon served as an articles editor for the Virginia Tax Review and participated in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.

Honors and Achievements

  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2004 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 18th Congressional District.

Professional Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors
  • Locust Projects, Inc.


University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2004)
New York University (B.A., 1998)

Bar Admissions

State of Florida
State of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Matters

  • Rasof v. NAFH Nat’l Bank, No. 3D12­850 (Fla. 3d DCA March 13, 2013)
  • Zamora Radio, LLC v. Last.FM Ltd., 758 F. Supp. 2d 1258 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Vaughn v. Leeds, Morelli & Brown, P.C., No. 04 Civ. 8391 (DLC), 2007 WL 4157275 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 19, 2007)
  • Finkelstein v. Warner Music Group Inc., 820 N.Y.S.2d 264 (N.Y. App. Div. 2006)
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