Mark D. Shuman - Attorney at Law

1795 West NASA Blvd.
Post Office Box 1870 (32902-1870)
Melbourne, Florida 32901

P 321-727-8100
F 321-984-4122

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Mark was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1941, has been a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1965 and joined The Florida Bar in 1998. During his more than 30 years of legal practice in Boston, Mark represented small to medium-sized corporations in such matters as formation, general corporate operations and litigation. Mark's corporate and business practice included serving as general counsel to a corporation that published and internationally distributed magazines and computer software and representing shareholders in close corporations involved in disputes with other shareholders or with the corporation. Additionally, Mark represented individuals in a broad range of claims seeking damages for personal injury and wrongful death.

Since becoming a member of The Florida Bar, Mark has continued to represent corporations and individuals in such diverse matters as defense of shareholder derivative actions, enforcement and defense of contract claims concerning misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of noncompetition covenants, protection of copyrights to software, and prosecution of medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. Additionally, Mark represents personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in a variety of disputes, including actions seeking to invalidate, on the grounds of lack of capacity and undue influence, the estate planning documents executed by testators and trust settlors.

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Education
  • Clark University, B.A. (1962)
    • Clark Scarlet, Undergraduate Weekly Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief
    • Gryphon, Senior Men's Honor Society, Secretary
  • Boston College, J.D. (1965)
    • "False Advertising: Restrictions on Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Circulation," Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review, 932-938, Spring, 1965
    • Board of Student Advisors, Secretary
    • Boston College Law School, Adjunct Professor (1966-1984)
  • University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, Dip. Crim., Cantab. (1966)
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Consultant in American Juvenile Justice, Swedish National Crime Prevention Bureau, Stockholm, Sweden, 1976
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Brevard County Bar Association
Civic
  • University of Cambridge Alumni Association, Boston Chapter, Convenor
  • Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England, Member, Executive Committee
  • Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of New England
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.TM

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