The Team

Omar Ali-Shamaa serves as Of-Counsel to The Legal Team, PLLC. He is the founder and managing partner of Ali-Shamaa Law, PLLC. Omar 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 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.

Omar has been recognized by the Daily Business Review: On The Rise and South Florida’s Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch. He was born in New York and has lived and traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe. He is fluent in Arabic.

* Ali-Shamaa Law, PLLC is a separate firm from The Legal Team, PLLC.  The “Of Counsel” designation is used to describe the relationship between the two firms and their lawyers in jointly representing certain common clients on specified matters.  Omar Ali-Shamaa is not an attorney employed by The Legal Team, PLLC.  The Legal Team, PLLC, and its attorneys are likewise not employed by Ali-Shamaa Law, PLLC.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member of the Florida Restaurant Lodging Association
  • Member of the Federal Bar Association
Representative Matters
  • Successfully obtained discharge of a lis pendens on a $20,000,000.00 hotel prior to its scheduled closing.
  • Obtained injunction against franchisor on behalf of restaurant franchisee.
  • Secured multimillion-dollar settlement against real estate developer.
  • Negotiated and closed a $7 million acquisition of Miami Beach Hostel.
  • Represented independent restaurant operator scaling from one location to over twenty.
Awards & Honors
  • Daily Business Review Florida Legal Awards – On The Rise (2021)
  • South Florida’s Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch (2022)
  • South Florida Legal Guide – Up & Comers (2022)

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Transactions

Education

  • J.D., Florida International University College of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., Florida International University, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Foreign Languages

  • Arabic

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The Legal Team is a multi-practice business law firm that specializes in complex commercial litigation, corporate and business transactions, international law with a focus on Cuba, and Labor & Employment. The Legal Team serves domestic and international clients from startups to larger companies with the goal of becoming your go-to team when a legal issue arises so that you can continue to focus on growing your business. Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

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