Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a boutique litigation and trial law firm that handles almost exclusively high-stakes litigation matters. Though its flagship office is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz handles complex commercial litigation, class actions, consumer protection litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death matters across the United States and the world.

About Us

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz (“ZPSL”) was founded in 1997 on principles of honesty, community, lasting client relationships, and above all, hard-work and an unwavering commitment to excellence. ZPSL’s commitment to those principles has propelled the firm to national recognition as one of the top boutique law firms in the country.  ZPSL and its lawyers have represented individuals, entrepreneurs, emerging businesses, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States and the world

High-Stakes Litigation & Trial Work

Comprised of trial tested attorneys with training from top laws schools and law firms across the country, ZPSL represents clients in high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation in a broad range of industries and practice areas. ZPSL’s nimble, elite team is uniquely suited to handle matters involving business torts and partnership disputes, securities and stockholder litigation, consumer class action litigation, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and more. Because of its ability to navigate state and federal courts, arbitration tribunals and, of course, trial, ZPSL regularly works with the largest firms in the world as local counsel, trial counsel, or consulting counsel. The firm has obtained plaintiffs’ verdicts and settlements of over half of a billion dollars and has successfully defended clients to limit or eliminate liability.

Sophisticated Transactions

After recognizing a market gap for sophisticated middle market transactions, ZPSL created a Business Transactions Practice Group with big law lawyers, but without big law rates. The distinctly positioned team has the ability to represent clients in a broad spectrum of business and transactional matters while maintaining both excellence and reasonable client budgets. The ZPSL Business Transactions Practice Group handles mergers and acquisitions involving major companies, represents businesses from their formation through their growth and sale, and advises clients on capital raises, finance, securities, and international trade.  Its clients range from privately-held and public corporations, to partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business organizations in virtually every sector of the economy, including manufacturing, technology, blockchain and digital currency, retail, real estate, manufacturing, e-commerce, supply chain and logistics, international trade and investment, and telecommunications.

News, Recognition, and Accolades

Because of its success, ZPSL and its lawyers are regularly recognized by clients and peers. The firm and its lawyers have been recognized by U.S. News and World Reports, the Wall Street Journal as “Top Attorneys in Florida”; the South Florida Legal Guide as “Top Lawyers and Law Firms”; Florida Trend Magazine as “Top Florida Attorneys” and “Legal Elite”; The National Law Journal; and The Daily Business Review. The firm’s cases have been featured in publications such as The Daily Business Review, Law 360, Local 10 News, Channel 7 News, CBS Miami, NBC 4 New York, The Miami Herald, The Transportation Lawyer, Courtroom View Network, and The Real Deal. The team is also consistently recognized by peer review and performance review organizations such as “Super Lawyers,” “Best Lawyers,” and Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas

Common Industries

  • Consumer Finance and Banking
  • Consumer Fraud and Protection
  • Construction
  • Digital Currency & Blockchain
  • E-Commerce
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Technology and Telecommunications
  • Transportation
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Meet the expert team.

Ed Zebersky Class Action Lawyer Miami

Edward H. Zebersky, Esq.

Partner


Edward H. Zebersky

Founding Partner

Fort Lauderdale
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Todd Payne - Commercial Litigation Attorney

Todd S. Payne, Esq.

Partner


Todd S. Payne

Partner &
CEO

Fort Lauderdale
TPayne@zpllp.com
954-595-6061

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Jordan Shaw- Commercial Litigation Attorney

Jordan A. Shaw, Esq.

Partner


Jordan A. Shaw

Partner & COO

Fort Lauderdale
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Mike Lewenz - Personal Injury Attorney

Michael T. Lewenz, Esq.

Partner


Michael T. Lewenz

Partner

Fort Lauderdale
MLewenz@zpllp.com
954-595-6070

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Matthew Kohen

Matthew E. Kohen, Esq.

Partner

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Matthew E. Kohen

Partner & Chair of

Business Transactions

Fort Lauderdale
mkohen@zpllp.c...

Mark S. Fistos, Esq.

Mark S. Fistos, Esq.

Partner


Mark S. Fistos

Partner

Fort Lauderdale
MFistos@zpllp.com
954-595-6074

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Zach Ludens - Attorney

Zachary D. Ludens, Esq.

Partner


Zach Ludens - Attorney

ZACHARY D. LUDENS, ESQ.

Partner

Fort Lauderdale
ZLudens@zpllp.com
954-595-6075


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Kim Slaven-Hauth

Kimberly A. Slaven-Hauth, Esq.

Partner


Kimberly A. Slaven-Hauth

Partner

Fort Lauderdale
KSlaven@zpllp.com
954-595-6072


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Steffani Russo

Steffani M. Russo, Esq.

Senior Associate


Steffani M. Russo

Senior Associate

Fort Lauderdale
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Lauren Palen

Lauren N. Palen, Esq.

Associate


Lauren Palen - South Florida Commercial Lawyer

Lauren N. Palen

Associate

Fort Lauderdale
LPalen@zpllp.com
954.595.6060


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Alexander J. Starkey, Esq.

Associate


Alexander J. Starkey

Associate

Fort Lauderdale
astarkey@zpllp.com
954.989.6333


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Your Team Of Trial Lawyers

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a team - an experienced, well-trained, dedicated team - committed to providing stellar legal services and maintaining close ties and lasting relationships.

(954) 361-3245

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a team—an experienced, well-trained, dedicated team— committed to providing stellar legal services and maintaining close ties and lasting relationships..