Pardo Jackson Gainsburg Picks up Two Stroock Partners, Expands Litigation and Real Estate Practices

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Susan R. Miller

Miami – Nov. 15, 2023 – Pardo Jackson Gainsburg, PL is pleased to announce that Paul A. Shelowitz and Ronald A. Kriss have joined the firm from Stroock’s Miami office.

Shelowitz, a business and real estate litigator, joins as a name partner, changing the firm’s name to Pardo Jackson Gainsburg & Shelowitz, PL.  Kriss, a real estate/corporate lawyer, joins as senior counsel.

“Having these exceptional lawyers join our firm deepens our expertise in two key areas of our practice—litigation and transactional work,” said Stevan Pardo, the firm’s founder. “With their many years of success and experience, they provide additional depth and resources to our clients,” said Pardo. “I know they’ll continue to do what they’ve done best for many years—bring creative and effective solutions to their and our clients.”

Shelowitz is known for his expertise litigating complex business and real estate cases on behalf of investors, property owners, developers and Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. He has successfully tried cases relating to fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, negligence and breach of contract.

Kriss concentrates on commercial real estate and corporate transactions.  He has extensive experience in distressed property, commercial leasing, acquisitions and sales and joint ventures. He has handled some of South Florida’s largest commercial foreclosures and single tenant leases.

“I have long been impressed with the firm’s talent and reputation for providing top-notch legal work. I look forward to expanding the firm’s already robust litigation team in a boutique law firm setting,” said Shelowitz.  Added Kriss: “I am very excited for this next chapter in my career.”

Both attorneys have been recognized for their exceptional work throughout the years. Shelowitz has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, was named “Most Effective Lawyer” by the Daily Business Review for real estate litigation and has been included among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for his work in commercial litigation. Kriss is listed in Best Lawyers in America, as well as Super Lawyers and America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew.

Shelowitz is admitted to practice in Florida, Washington, D.C., Colorado. Kriss is admitted to practice in Florida and New York.


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