Robert Shahady is a native born Floridian and is the son of KO attorney, Tom Shahady. Mr. Shahady was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 2006. He has tried jury and non-jury matters in State and Federal Courts. His areas of particular interest include commercial and real estate litigation, with an emphasis in landlord-tenant law. He represents real estate investors, commercial and residential landlords, commercial tenants, as well as other parties involved in the real estate industry.
Mr. Shahady is also a licensed contractor advisor and agent for the National Football League and the Canadian Football League. Along with Jeff Ostrow, Mr. Shahady is a member of Just for First Sports, LLC, a full service sports agency and marketing firm. In addition to negotiating contracts for his athletes, Mr. Shahady uses his law practice to assist his players in achieving their goals.
He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Broward County Bar Association. Mr. Shahady is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida, and the State Courts of Florida.
Mr. Shahady received his B.S. from Florida State University in 2002 and his J.D. from the Barry University School of Law in 2006. In 2005, Mr. Shahady participated in a summer abroad program on global affairs at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Prior to attending college and law school, Mr. Shahady graduated high school from the St. Thomas Aquinas.
Prior to joining Kopelowitz Ostrow in May 2014, Mr. Shahady worked as a solo practitioner practicing in the areas of business law, in addition to commercial and real estate litigation. Mr. Shahady has argued before the Fourth District Court of Appeals, and successfully obtained plaintiff’s judgments in both jury, and non-jury lawsuits.
When Mr. Shahady is not practicing law, he participates in charities such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, A Child is Missing, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where Mr. Shahady won the honor of 2008 Man of the Year for his fundraising efforts.