Proven Advocates

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP 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, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, 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 proud and active member of Integrated Advisory Group (, 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.

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.