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Robert Cory Sheres

Robert Cory Sheres

Partner
Location:
Boca Raton, Florida
Phone:
561-544-8980
800-613-2687 (Toll free)
Fax:
561-544-8988
Email:

Robert Sheres has been with the firm since 2009.  Mr. Sheres’ practice focuses on the resolution of business, partnership, and shareholder disputes relating to corporate governance, breach contract, and breach of fiduciary.  Mr. Sheres also represents individuals and businesses in commercial real estate, professional liability, and intellectual property matters.  Among his successes at the firm, Mr. Sheres, along with the firm’s managing-shareholder Howard DuBosar, obtained an arbitration award valued in excess of $18 Million and a final judgment in Federal Court of in excess of $56 Million.  As a result of these achievements, Mr. Sheres and Mr. DuBosar were selected by the Daily Business Review as the Most Effective Lawyers of 2010 in Arbitration and Most Effective Lawyers of 2011 in Real Estate Litigation. Mr. Sheres has litigated and argued in front of Florida’s various State, Federal, Bankruptcy, and Appellate courts.  Notably, Mr. Sheres and Mr. DuBosar have also represented the interests of United States creditors in proceedings filed on behalf of insolvent foreign corporations under Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sheres had the honor of serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gary M. Farmer (ret.) in Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal.  As a judicial law clerk, Mr. Sheres obtained valuable insight into the judicial thought-process, as well as the importance of and requirements for adequately preserving issues in the event of an appeal.   Mr. Sheres obtained his law degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, graduating at the top of his class with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude).  In law school, Mr. Sheres was an editor of the Nova Law Review, a member of Nova’s competitive trial team, received eight book/highest grade awards in various subjects, and received numerous other awards upon graduation.  Such awards, included the Larry Kalevitch Award, presented to the graduate exhibiting the most promise in business and bankruptcy law and the NITA Trial Advocacy Award.  Following graduation, Mr. Sheres received the honor of speaking on behalf of the newly inducted lawyers at the 4th DCA’s induction ceremony after having earned one of the highest scores on the Florida Bar Exam in the State and the highest in the district.  

Mr. Sheres is an active member of the Florida Bar and South Florida community.  In addition to being a current and former member of various Palm Beach County Bar Association committees, including the Judicial Relations Committee, Commercial Litigation CLE Committee, Professionalism Committee, and Bankruptcy CLE Committee, Mr. Sheres is on the South County Steering Committee of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.  Mr. Sheres is also a member of the Anti-Defamation Leagues’ Civil Rights and Law Enforcement Committees.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Banking & Finance Law/Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law/Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2011

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2008
    • Law Review: Nova Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • University of Miami, Coral Cables, Florida
    • B.B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Entrepeneurship/Business

Published Works

  • Setting the State for Creative Lawyering in ERISA Reimbursement Actions, 31 Nova L. Rev. 289, 2006
  • The Need for and Equitable Revolution to "Appropriately" Remedy Wrongful Denied Benefits under ERISA, 34 Nova L.Rev. 679, 2010
  • Committee on Judicial Independent Compendium, Update 2007, Special Topic: Judicial Elections, www.floridabar.org
  • Committee on Judicial Independence Compendium, update 2007, Media Reports, www.floridabar.org
  • 2007 Annual Judicial Independence Subcommittee Education Report, www.floridabar.org

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker on Behalf of Newly Inducted Lawyers at the Fourth District Court of Appeal Swearing in Ceremony, 2008
  • Holocaust Memorial Speaker for Echoes and Reflections, Palm Beach County Educators, (ADL, USC Shoa Foundation, and Yad Vashem) , 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Most Effective Lawyer of 2011 (Real Estate), Daily Business Review
  • Most Effective Lawyer of 2010 (Arbitration), Daily Business Review
  • Highest Score on the Florida Bar Exam, 4th District
  • Larry Kalevitch Award, Larry Kalevitch Award – Excellence in Business and Bankruptcy Law
  • National Order of Barristers - Excellence in Courtroom Advocacy
  • National Institute of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Award
  • Texas Young lawyer's Association Regional Trial Competition, Advocate
  • Book Award-Legal Research & Writing I
  • Book Award-Legal Research & Writing II
  • Book Award-Securities Regulation
  • Book Award-Estate Planning Workshop
  • Book Award-Constitutional Law II
  • Book Award-Criminal Law
  • Book Award-Law of Managed Healthcare
  • Book Award-Real Property

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Trial Lawyers, Board Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Commercial Litigation CLE Committee
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, Bench-Bar Conference Subcommittee
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, leadership Training for Attorneys Seminar Subcommittee
  • Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute Alumni, Civil Rights Committee, Law Enforcement Committee
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Bankruptcy CLE Committee
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, South County Steering Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Gary M. Farmer, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Gary M. Farmer, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal, 2008 - 2009
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Research Assistant to Professor Debra Moss Curtis, 2006 - 2007

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DuBosar Sheres, P.A.
1800 N. Military Trail, Suite 470
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Local: 561-544-8980
Toll Free: 800-613-2687
Fax: 561-544-8988
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