ShariBenMoussaShari Ben Moussa, a Katz Barron partner, has been chosen by Daily Business Review as one of its 2014 Rising Stars in South Florida.

The Rising Stars awards honor a select group of South Florida lawyers, ages 40 and under. Each year, a panel of judges chooses honorees who have established themselves as top contributors to the practice of law and are making a difference in their communities.

Shari is a resident in Katz Barron’s Miami office and focuses her practice on general real-estate transactions, including real-estate acquisitions and dispositions, real-estate finance, commercial leasing, distressed assets and condominium administration.

“Shari has been an exceptional lawyer in every sense from her start with us,” said Katz Barron Shareholder Michael D. Katz. “We applaud and are grateful for this peer recognition which is so well deserved.”

Shari joined Katz Barron as an associate in 2008 after clerking for the firm the prior summer. She has been with Katz Barron since being admitted to The Florida Bar in April 2008, and was named a partner in 2013.

In past two years, Shari played critical roles in over $85 million in residential real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of major properties throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. She also was involved in a wide range of shopping center, restaurant and office lease transactions, including loan acquisitions and modifications involving agricultural property, hotels, shopping centers and other commercial properties. In addition to individual and corporate clients, she has represented condominium and homeowners’ associations.

Shari currently serves as a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. She was reappointed to The Florida Bar’s ActionLine Committee as a Vice Chair and the Advertising Coordinator effective July 1, 2012, after serving on the Committee as Features Editor since January 2010. She also is a member of the Dade County Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Shari is a co-author of Chapter 2, “Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, And Industrial Properties — Showrooms,” Florida Real Property Complex Transactions, The Florida Bar. The Seventh Edition of the Treatise was published in 2013.

A 2002 graduate, with honors, of Washington University in St. Louis, Shari also attended Universidad Carlos III in Spain for a semester before receiving a Juris Doctor degree in December 2007 from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

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