Omar Ali-Shamaa, Esq.
Omar Ali-Shamaa is the founder and managing partner of Ali-Shamaa Law, PLLC. He practices primarily in the area of business litigation, corporate law, and business transactions.
Omar represents both individuals and businesses in all areas of general litigation, with a focus on complex commercial matters, shareholder disputes, employment-related matters, landlord-tenant, and contractual disputes.
As a restaurant owner and former independent restaurant consultant, Omar has first-hand experience of the complexities and intricacies of running a successful business on a micro and macro level. He regularly advises businesses on day-to-day issues and procedures. Omar also represents businesses in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and asset sales, corporate governance, corporate formation and restructuring, negotiation of commercial leases, and general contracting drafting and review.
Omar began his career at multiple prestigious boutique law firms where he advocated on behalf of individuals and institutional clients in the hospitality and entertainment industry, as well as high-net-worth individuals, celebrities, and professional athletes.
While in law school, Omar was a senior staff member of the FIU Law Review and received the Book Award in Real Estate Transactions, and was on the Dean’s List every semester. Omar was also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team where he finished as the number one ranked negotiator in the United States in the 2014-2015 American Bar Association Negotiation Competition. As a result, he was honored with the opportunity to represent the United States in the 2015 International Negotiation Competition in Dublin, Ireland.
Omar was born in New York and has lived and traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe. He is a husband and father to a one-year-old girl. He is fluent in Arabic. Omar is an avid sports fan and is passionate about the New York Yankees, New York Jets, and Arsenal FC.
Articleso Restaurant Dive: Miami 1 year later: Sunshine, loose restrictions spark restaurant real estate frenzy. o Zagat: What It’s Like Renting A Restaurant In Miami Right Now: Locals, Landlords, Newcomers, And Grease Traps. o South Florida Business Journal: Miami restaurants rush to turn parking spaces into outdoor seating. o South Florida Business Journal: How Florida's minimum wage increase affects businesses with tipped workers. o Nation’s Restaurant New: Coronavirus liability waivers unlikely to shield restaurant employers. o Florida Restaurant Lodging Association Webinar. o The Real Deal: Retail’s reopening rollercoaster: “Confusion and hesitation and fear.” o South Florida Business Journal: Out-of-state restaurateurs find fewer rules, surprise costs in South Florida. o Business.com: How to Overcome Labor Shortages. o Miami Herald – Miami Business leaders response to FL minimum wage hike.
Community Involvemento Member of the Florida Restaurant Lodging Association o Member of the Federal Bar Association
Educationo Florida International University – B.A. magna cum laude o Florida International University College of Law, cum laude
Bar Admissionso Florida o U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida o U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida o U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida