Mr. Shapiro has a diverse practice accumulated over 25 years in a variety of practice areas to include commercial transactions, business restructuring, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, finance and real estate. Clients range from lenders, investors, real estate owners, landlords, private companies engaged in a wide variety of industries, family businesses, investors, entrepreneurs and individuals. He has represented court appointed fiduciaries including receivers in foreclosure proceedings, trustees in bankruptcy proceedings and assignees in assignment for the benefit of creditor’s proceedings.
He has represented companies which have sought protection and successfully emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization cases. He has represented creditors in assisting with the recovery of collateral, maximizing recoveries, and, when parties to litigation, minimized their exposure through development of successful tactical approaches and negotiation often times through mediation.
He has represented clients in contested matters and adversary proceedings, including fraudulent conveyance and preferential payment actions, claims objections, proceedings involving relief from the automatic stay, cash collateral proceedings and debtor in possession financings. He has handled all aspects (negotiations, purchase and sale agreements, bidding procedures, court approval process) for purchasers and sellers in numerous deals involving transactions approved under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Additionally, he is qualified to serve as a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida and arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and American Arbitration Association.
Peter Shapiro is graduate of Boston University School of Management (1983) with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration with concentrations in accounting and management information systems. He was Class President during his Junior and Senior years.
Following graduation from Boston University, he worked for Touche Ross & Co. (now known as Deloitte) as a Certified Public Accountant on the audit staff in Boston.
He graduated Syracuse University College of Law (1988) where he served as Business Editor of the Law Review.
He is admitted to practice law in Florida and New York.
He is the Executive Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Temple Dor Dorim where he has served since 2003.
He was honored by Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Weston with the Good Samaritan Award for assisting with the rescue of the driver of a vehicle that drove into a lake.