Shannon Puopolo concentrates her practice in the area of complex business litigation, with a focus on real estate litigation and creditor's rights in bankruptcy and state court proceedings. More specifically, she represents companies, financial institutions, and individuals in bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings, alternative finance transactions and usury defense, title insurance claims, lien and tax deed sales, partnership disputes, trust modification litigation, association law matters, collection matters, and residential and commercial eviction proceedings.
Shannon is admitted to practice in Florida state court, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Shannon contributes to the firm's Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate blog and her recent posts, include:
- Can an Association Suspend an Owner’s Right to Use Common Facilities?
- Are Community Associations Required to Provide Financial Reports to Owners?
- Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo
- Can an Association Collect Assessments Once a Homeowner Files Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
- What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
Shannon has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as a “Rising Star” in the field of business litigation for nine consecutive years (2012—2020), which recognizes the top 2.5% of young attorneys in Florida. Naples Illustrated named her a 'Top Lawyer' in business litigation and mortgage banking foreclosure law in 2018 and 2019.
Prior to joining Henderson Franklin’s business litigation division, Shannon served as a summer associate at Henderson Franklin and worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office in and for the Middle District of Florida.
While attending law school at the University of Miami School of Law, Shannon excelled as a member of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, and was recognized as the overall winner and best brief recipient of the C. Clyde Atkins Advanced Moot Court Competition. Shannon was also a quarter-finalist and second-best brief winner at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, held annually at St. John's University School of Law in New York.
Shannon was born and raised in Southwest Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys long-distance running, paddle boarding, and traveling to National Parks with her husband, Nick.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
Shannon is active in her local community and bar association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lee County Bar Association Foundation and is the Chair of the Lee County Bar Association’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Shannon is also a Past President of the Lee County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division.
Shannon has also served as a student mentor for the Take Stock in Children Program through the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, chaired the Scholarship Committee for the Alumnae Panhellenic of Lee County, and coached the Cypress Lake High School Mock Trial Team.