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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.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    27 years
  2. Chapter 11: 20%
    27 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    27 years
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    27 years
  5. Chapter 7: 10%
    27 years

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  • Scott Lance Silver

    I have known Peter for many years. He brings passion and experience to every case he handles.


    Scott Silver Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Seth Michael Lehrman

    Peter is a sharp and experienced bankruptcy and business attorney. He offers his clients insightful, practical and comprehensive counsel and legal advice. I'm happy to endorse Peter as a very capable, thoughtful and respected attorney.


    Seth Lehrman Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Shapiro Law

1351 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33323


FLMember in Good Standing200206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Citizen Good Samaritan AwardBroward County Sheriff's Office2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselPolenberg Cooper2013 - Present
PrincipalShapiro Law2013 - Present
PartnerArnstein & Lehr, LLP2010 - 2013
PartnerShutts & Bowen, LLP2004 - 2010
PartnerKluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L.2002 - 2004
PartnerWesterman Ball Ederer Miller & Sharfstein, LLP1999 - 2002
PartnerMeltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone1993 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Temple Dor DorimExecutive Vice President and trustee2004 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of FloridaMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Business ReviewOil and Gas Bankruptcy Allows Contract Rejection2016
Daily Business ReviewThe ABC's of Exploring Alternatives to Bankruptcy2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Boston UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of science in business administration1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sterling Education SeriesBankruptcy Developments Affecting the Real Estate Industry2008