SFMS is a results-driven law firm that is focused on delivering the highest level of service possible to our worldwide clients.
Up To The Challenge
The SFMS team is equipped and ready for complex, high-stakes cases in all sectors of business and civil litigation.
World Class Worldwide
SFMS delivers sophisticated solutions and impressive results to clients nationwide and internationally.
A Dream Team
Our deep bench of proven litigators is cultivated from prestigious law schools and top law firms around the country.
SFMS is an established law firm with an international reach and reputation. Founded by alumni of large firms, SFMS began as a litigation boutique over ten years ago and has grown into a full-service firm with offices located strategically throughout the United States and strong international affiliations.
SFMS attributes its significant growth and consistent success to a singular focus on identifying and meeting our clients’ needs and objectives. Our client base, like our practice, is diverse and varied. Those clients include small and midsize business entities, multinational corporations, institutional investors, broker-dealers, benefit funds and plan administrators, financial institutions, governmental entities, labor unions and individuals, including corporate executives, employees, consumers, retirees and whistleblowers. Our clients consistently tell us that our work compares quite favorably to that of larger firms in terms of quality, creativity, cost effectiveness and results.
Comprehensive and Sophisticated Legal Services
SFMS’s team of lawyers and other professionals is well credentialed, having attended and excelled at some of the finest educational institutions in the world. Our team is experienced and capable of meeting virtually any client need or objective. In addition to an internationally recognized litigation practice, including experienced trial lawyers and true courtroom firepower that dwarfs that of many law firms of our size, we also provide full transactional and business counseling services nationwide and throughout the globe. That spectrum includes business formation, capital markets, corporate governance, initial public offering and merger and acquisition services, alternative dispute resolution services (including significant domestic and international arbitration and mediation experience), employee benefits and fiduciary compliance counseling, a full range of labor and employment services, and personal legal services for select clients.
SFMS maintains offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as Howard Brown on behalf of HS Brown Limited, in England.
In virtually every client engagement, we create a team and draw on the strengths of personnel from several locations. We also are a proud and active member of Integrated Advisory Group (iaginternational.org), a highly respected network of attorneys, fiduciary trust and tax advisors that provide the firm’s clients with access to high quality advice at reasonable costs in almost any jurisdiction around the world. Using cutting edge technology and a traditional (and we believe invaluable) focus on working together as one cohesive enterprise at all times while adhering to the highest standards of advocacy and ethics, we are able to consistently meet and exceed our clients’ goals, while maintaining a challenging, dynamic and fulfilling work environment in which team members, including lawyers and non-lawyers, are encouraged to develop personally and professionally by pursuing matters that interest them, whether related to specific client needs, pro bono matters and otherwise.
In the News
Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP is pleased to announce that attorney, Natalie Finkelman Bennett, has been honored as a Super Lawyer for 2019. This is her thirteenth year receiving the recognition. Her stellar career and track record for success make her the ideal candidate for such an honor. To recommend the best lawyers available […]
Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah is a proud supporter of the Cornell ILR School and the 2019 Groat & Alpern Awards. Join us in congratulating Carolyn Richmond and Diane Rosen. To learn more about the event, please click here.
Jayne Goldstein, a Partner at Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah (“SFMS”), will again be serving as a Co-Chair at the annual PLI Class Action Litigation Strategies Program slated for June 21, 2018 in New York, NY and webcasted nationally. PLI (Practising Law Institute) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to providing high quality accredited, continuing […]
On May 30, 2018, the Honorable Alison J. Nathan, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, appointed Lead Plaintiff and approved the selection of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP as Lead Counsel in a securities class action captioned, Hawaii Structural Ironworkers Pension Trust Fund, Individually and on Behalf […]
SFMS is a proud sponsor of the San Diego Seminar (“Seminar”) of the International Association of Young Lawyers (“AIJA”), titled Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Early Stages to the Evolution. The Seminar will take place on November 8-10, 2018, at the Westin Hotel located in the heart of downtown San Diego. Specifically, the Seminar will address […]
SFMS to participate in and sponsor the 2018 Impact Fund Class Action Conference this Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, 2018
SFMS is pleased to announce that members of the firm (James E. Miller, Ronald S. Kravitz and Kolin C. Tang) will join over 250 advocates at a national gathering to support nonprofits, private practice firms, government institutions, and academics committed to funding and fighting for civil rights, as well as economic, environmental, and social justice. […]
Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1:18-cv-01039) against LJM Funds Management, Ltd. and its executives (collectively, “the Company”). The case seeks remedies under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and is […]
Jayne A. Goldstein, SFMS Partner and Chairperson of Women Lawyers in Leadership, together with the Practicing Law Institute, is hosting the 2018 Women in Lawyers in leadership program on January 26, 2018 in New York City, New York. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for […]
On September 7, 2017, the Honorable Michael R. Barrett, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, denied the motion to dismiss of Defendant, Senior Lifestyle Corporation (“Defendant”) in a lawsuit brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Kari Egbers and Stephanie Williams, on behalf of themselves and all others […]
SFMS announces that it will be joining a wage and hour class action against Virgin America as co-counsel. The case, captioned Julia Bernstein, et al. v. Virgin America, Inc., 227 F. Supp. 3d 1049 (N.D. Cal. 2017), is pending in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, and is being presided over […]
SFMS announces that it will be joining a qui tam action against Pfizer, Inc. (“Defendant”) as co-counsel. The case, captioned United States ex rel. Brown v. Pfizer, Inc., Case No. CV 05-6795, is pending in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is being presided over by The Honorable R. Barclay […]
On September 25, 2017, the Honorable Judge Robert E. Blackburn, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, denied the motion for summary judgment of Defendants, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York, Great-West Trust Company, LLC, and Advised Assets Group, LLC, collectively doing business […]
Client-Focused and Results-Driven Representation
Our nationally recognized firm has been selected in dozens of cases as lead counsel in representative and collective litigation. Since SFMS was founded in 2002, we have recovered more than $1 billion for clients in securities arbitrations, class action litigation, qui tam lawsuits and other matters. Our consistent results reflect the caliber of our attorneys, professionals and support staff, as well as the firm’s commitment to zealous advocacy, sound strategy and close communication with clients.
Contact SFMS to discover our winning attitude and receive personalized attention to your legal matters. Clients are provided with direct access to proven and accomplished counselors and litigation attorneys who will assist in identifying and achieving each client’s objectives while offering candid, realistic and no-nonsense advice at all times.