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Edward R Shohat

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Practice Areas

Edward Shohat focuses his practice on state and federal white collar crime and related forfeitures, as well as the defense of civil RICO cases and matters involving the US Patriot Act, Sarbanes Oxley, and corporate compliance issues. He represents clients in criminal and civil litigation involving allegations of criminal conduct, including corporate and civil counsel consultation on potential law enforcement exposures of corporate and other business entities. He also represents corporations and individuals in internal investigations and pre-indictment charge avoidance efforts, as well as in grand jury subpoena and testimony matters.


In addition to being widely recognized for his legal skills, Edward holds leadership positions in a variety of professional organizations. He also has lectured numerous seminars on criminal defense throughout the country and has appeared on Larry King Live, CNN Crossfire, and other national broadcasts.

Professional Memberships

American and Federal Bar Associations;

American Bar Foundation, Fellow;

American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow;

Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers, South Florida Chapter;

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter;

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;

Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board, Member; Chairperson, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Committee, Chair 2015-2016;

University of Miami Law Alumni Association, President (2016), Board member 2010-present