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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, condominiums, dispositions, partnerships and joint ventures, complex negotiations, disputes, workouts, transactional law, and strategic planning.

Brian served on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar for nearly 20 years. 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 40 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.

Brian is the founder and chair of the American Friends of the Old City, Inc., a 501(c) charitable organization formed to support the reconstruction in Jerusalem of the Jewish Quarters.

In addition, Brian was the Founder and the Chairman of the Board for First Southern Bank headquartered in Boca Raton which grew into a statewide organization. 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. He is the founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Daniel Cantor Senior Center in Tamarac, Florida. He was 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; past president and board member of Jewish Family Service of Broward County; and former Board Member of American Friends of Ariel and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.


  • Real estate transactions
  • Partnership and joint ventures
  • Residential and commercial development
  • Large-scale community developments
  • Strategic planning and structuring
  • Disputes, resolutions, and workouts
  • Condominium development
  • Acquisitions and complex negotiations and dispositions
  • Banking transactional law


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2007-2024
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017-2018 and 2022
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide "Top Lawyer," 2009-2021
  • Listed, Who's Who in America, Marquis, 2008-2020
  • Recipient, Marquis Who's Who, "Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award," 2020
  • Selected, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," 2020-2023
    • Real Estate Law, 2020-2022
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2020 and 2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 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," 2011-2013, 2015, and 2022
  • 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
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Founder and Chair of the American Friends of the Old City, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Past President, Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
  • Past President, Jewish Family Service, Broward County
  • Former Member, Aish Hatorah Jerusalem Advisory Board
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Daniel Cantor Senior Center
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, National Ben Gamla Charter School Foundation
  • 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, Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • 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 nearly 20 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


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1970
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1967
  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States