Four Pardo Jackson Gainsburg & Shelowitz, PL Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America

MIAMI, FL – August 17, 2023 — Pardo Jackson Gainsburg & Shelowitz, PL is pleased to announce that four of its partners have been included in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

They are:

  • Stevan J. Pardo – Construction Law/Litigation, Real Estate Law and Community Association Law, Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Linda Worton Jackson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Right /Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Michael Pardo – Construction Law/Litigation, Real Estate Law
  • Elissa Gainsburg – Commercial Litigation

A construction/business litigator for the last 39 years, Stevan has represented condominium associations and companies involved in all aspects of the construction/business industries including owners, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, sureties, and insurers. He is adept at handling construction defect (558) cases for condominium associations after developer turnover, complex construction issues, buying and selling properties, and negotiating for lenders and borrowers.

Linda has spent the last 30-plus years representing lenders, debtors, committees, creditors and purchasers in all phases and types of bankruptcy matters in cases all over the country. She is also a leader in the field of mergers and acquisitions, financing and general corporate structures.

Elissa, a founding member of Pardo Jackson Gainsburg & Shelowitz, PL for the past 27 years, focuses on construction and property-related matters, from the inspection of a project to its completion. As a litigator, Elissa is responsible for managing a caseload of complex property-related litigation matters from inception through trial. She also appears at administrative and quasi-judicial hearings.

For the past 15 years, Michael has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate and construction law. His real estate practice includes representing clients in matters related to the acquisition, lease, sale, financing and development of retail, residential, multifamily and various other commercial properties. Michael focuses his construction practice in advising owners, contractors and developers regarding contract formation, administration, breaches, delays, terminations, claims evaluation, lien and litigation strategy.

Lawyers on the list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

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Pardo Jackson Gainsburg & Shelowitz, PL is a Miami-based business law firm that represents clients in all areas of corporate matters, real estate, construction, hotel/hospitality, creditor’s rights, and commercial litigation. The firm handles all types of business matters, with an emphasis on complex commercial transactions and bankruptcies, construction litigation and real estate. It also represents clients in all types of corporate transactions, including loan origination and workouts; contracts and mergers; and acquisitions.