Brian J. Sherr: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Brian J. Sherr

Fort Lauderdale Managing Shareholder Emeritus
Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
    Contact InfoTelephone: 954.768.8247
    Fax: 954.765.1477
    University Rutgers University, B.A., 1967
    Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1970
    Admitted1970, Florida; Supreme Court of the United States

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Member, Aish Hatorah Jerusalem Advisory Board
    •Member, Board of Directors, American Friends of Ariel
    •Member, Board of Directors, Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center
    •Member, Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Broward County
    •Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, First Southern Bank
    •Past President, Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
    •Past President, Jewish Family Service, Broward County
    •Former Member, Board of Directors, Broward Center for the Performing Arts Foundation
    •Former Member, Board of Governors, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
    •Former Member, Board of Directors, National Ben Gamla Charter School Foundation
    •Former Member, Board of Directors, Florida Atlantic University Foundation
    •Former Member, Executive Council, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, for 15 years
    •Former Co-Chairman, Condominium and Planned Development Committee of The Florida Bar for 15 years
    •Former Member, Advisory Committee, The University of Miami Law Center's Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development for 20 years
    •Former Chairman, Real Property Section of the Broward County Bar Association

    BornJersey City, New Jersey, 1944

    Brian J. Sherr is Managing Shareholder Emeritus of the firm's Fort Lauderdale Office. Brian practices law in the areas of real estate, residential and commercial development, acquisitions, condominiums, development, acquisitions, complex negotiations, dispositions, partnerships and joint ventures, disputes, workouts, and transactional law. Brian served on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is also a former Chairman of the Real Property Section of the Broward County Bar Association. Brian is listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Florida Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Marquis Who's Who in America. He was selected by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2010 as one of the Ten Distinguished Attorneys in the Region, for making a difference in the legal profession, in the community and in the lives of clients.

    Brian has been a dedicated community leader for over 25 years and has been given several meaningful awards. The Jewish National Fund presented Brian with the Tree of Life Award and the Broward County Commission proclaimed May 12, 2006 as Brian J. Sherr Appreciation Day. In 2002, American Friends of Ariel honored Brian at their 8th Annual Peace with Security Dinner.

    In addition, Brian is Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board for First Southern Bank in Boca Raton. He served on the first Board of Directors for the National Ben Gamla Charter School Foundation Inc. which has established the nation's first Hebrew-English charter school in Hallandale, Florida. He is a founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Daniel Cantor Senior Center in Tamarac, Florida. He is a former board member of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation; past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale; former board member of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts; former member of the Board of Governors for the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and past president of Jewish Family Service of Broward County.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Real estate
    •Partnership and joint ventures
    •Disputes and workouts
    •Residential and commercial development
    •Condominium development
    •Acquisitions, complex negotiations and dispositions
    •Transactional law

    Awards & Recognition

    •Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
    •Listed, South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer, 2009-2015
    •Listed, TheBest Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2007-2015
    •Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
    •Listed, Who's Who in America, Marquis, 2008-2014
    •Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
    •Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009, 2012
    •Listed, Who's Who in American Law, Marquis, 2009-2011
    •Listed, South Florida Legal Guide Ten Distinguished Attorneys in our Region, 2010
    •Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National - Real Estate Law, 2006-2009
    •Listed, Florida Monthly magazine The Best Lawyers in America, 2008
    •Recipient, Tree of Life Award, Jewish National Fund, 2006
    •Honoree, Brian J. Sherr Appreciation Day via Proclamation, The Broward County Commission, May 12, 2006
    •Listed, Business Journal South Florida's Heavy Hitters, Real Estate, 2004-2005
    •Award Recipient, American Friends of Ariel 8th Annual Peace With Security Dinner, 2002
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

    AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    •Featured, After Bank Sells Founder to Focus on Law Practice, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 25, 2014
    •Featured, The Money Merry-Go-Round, Daily Business Review, February 23, 2004
    •Featured, Sherr keeps Greenberg Traurig's Fort Lauderdale office rolling, Boca Raton News, September 8, 2003
    •Featured, Bank Hires Top Guns in Growth Effort, Daily Business Review, September 2, 2003
    •Author, The Planning & Structuring of Real Estate Developments Incorporating Associations and Protective Covenants Florida Condominium Law and Practice, The Florida Bar Continuing Education
    •Author, Condominium Conversions? The Legal Requirements, The Florida Bar Journal
    •Co-Author, Private Placements of Securities in Florida, Real Estate Syndication Newsletter, No. 9
    •Co-Author of chapter entitled Commercial Landlord/Tenant Relationships, Florida Real Estate Transactions, Boyer, 1989
    •Co-Author, Condominium Law and Litigation, 1980 Survey of Law, American Bar Association

    Associated News & Events

    Press Releases

    01.21.15 51 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide

    08.20.14 24 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

    08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

    08.16.13 24 Fort Lauderdale Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014

    01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360

    05.30.12 82 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Be Listed in Florida Super Lawyers magazine 2012

    12.26.11 Thirty-two Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 'Top Lawyers' by South Florida Legal Guide

    09.30.11 Greenberg Traurig Tops the List of Best Lawyers in America with 19 Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    09.21.11 102 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

    06.17.11 More than 70 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2011 edition of Florida Super Lawyers


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    Office Information

    Brian J. Sherr

    401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000
    Fort LauderdaleFL 33301


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