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Joshua Shore joined the firm in 2010, and became a partner in 2017. His practice areas primarily include business and complex commercial litigation. He has successfully represented both individual and institutional clients in a variety of high-stakes matters, including corporate divorces, contract disputes, and civil implications of white-collar criminal investigations. Mr. Shore excels at legal research and writing for trial and appellate matters in both state and federal court, and he has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers since 2013 and as an “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend since 2014.

BSKS Experience

  • Assisted Howard Srebnick to draft the briefs and prepare for oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in Sila Luis v. United States, which raised a Sixth Amendment challenge to the government’s pretrial restraint of untainted assets that are not traceable to criminal activity when those assets are needed to retain counsel of choice. In a landmark decision announced on March 30, 2016, a 5-Justice majority agreed with Mr. Srebnick's argument and vacated the injunction, thus guaranteeing that his client could exercise her Sixth Amendment right to retain counsel of choice.

  • Helped obtain a judgment in excess of $2 million following a week-long jury trial against a bank and securities broker who participated in the unauthorized transfer of assets that diminished the inheritance of the account-holder’s adult children.

  • Provided support for investors in litigation concerning the Miami World Center development project which resulted in a favorable settlement with their former partners.

  • Represented Rolls-Royce entities in a variety of matters, including an action seeking damages of $100 million for fraud and breach of contract, an action seeking damages in excess of $60 million for fraud, breach of warranty, and conspiracy, and a contract dispute concerning industrial testing equipment valued at approximately $2 million.

  • Defended an attempted corporate dissolution of a military and defense contracting firm by its co-founder, resulting in a favorable settlement on behalf of the corporation and its executives.
  • Represents the majority shareholder of an electronic financial services firm in a corporate dissociation action against the minority members. 

Prior Experience

Mr. Shore served as a federal law clerk to U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez and U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton of the Southern District of Florida.  He also worked as a law clerk in the appellate practice and civil litigation divisions at Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

As a law student, Mr. Shore worked as a research assistant for Profs. Donna Coker and Edgardo Rotman.  He also served as an intern to U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore Klein of the Southern District of Florida, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, and the Office of President William J. Clinton in New York.

Awards and Recognition

  • "Florida Legal Elite," Florida Trend, 2018
  • "Top Up and Comer," South Florida Legal Guide, 2018-2019
  • "Rising Star," Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • "Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer," Florida Trend, 2014-2017
  • "Most Effective Lawyers: Appellate," Daily Business Review, 2016
  • Outstanding Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, 2006
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Litigation Skills Honors Recipient
  • CALI (Excellence for the Future) Award Recipient
  • David P. Catsman Fellow, University of Miami Center for Ethics and Public Service
  • Authored The Pasquantino Plea: The Unfortunate Decline of the Revenue Rule and the Imprudent Extraterritorial Expansion of the Wire Fraud Statute to Enforce Foreign Tax Law, 37 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 197 (2006).

Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2007