Attorney Hisham 'Sham' Shanawany

Office: 352-633-4778 | Mobile: 850-319-8891

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Attorney Profile

He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Western Philosophy (2000), then received his Juris Doctorate from Nova University (2003).

He has been practicing law since 2004 and specializes in Estate Planning, viz. wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, beneficiary agreements, and Medicaid long-term care planning.

Credentials

  • Juris Doctorate, Nova University
  • Bachelors of Arts, Western Philosophy, University of Florida
  • Member of the Estate Planning Council of Marion County
  • Member of Business Network International (BNI)

Biography

Hisham “Sham” Shanawany is a managing partner of The Millhorn & Shanawany Law Firm.

He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Western Philosophy (2000), then received his Juris Doctorate from Nova University (2003).

He has been practicing law since 2004 and specializes in Estate Planning, viz. wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, beneficiary agreements, and Medicaid long-term care planning.

He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Marion County and a BNI member (Power Players chapter).

In addition to estate planning, he also specializes in probate administration proceedings. Aside from being a transnational estate planning attorney, he is also a skilled litigator who has won most of his trials and hearings.

He has a genuine passion for his specialty, and the ability to communicate difficult legal concepts in a straightforward way. Sham is a frequent speaker to advisors and he hosts his own weekly seminar on estate planning, probate, asset protection and estate taxes.

He prides himself in providing both he best service and prices to his clients.
EDUCATION:
Juris Doctor
Nova University Law Center
Bachelor of Arts, Western Studies
University of Florida

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

The Florida Bar
Estate Planning Council of Marion County
Business Network International (BNI), Ocala Power Players Chapter

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Sham made us feel very comfortable in preparing and explaining our recent documents related to establishing our family trust.
The staff also made us comfortable in following the recommendations

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Jul 8, 2020
Sham made us feel very comfortable in preparing and explaining our recent documents related to establishing our family trust.
The staff also made us comfortable in following the recommendations related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The price was reasonable compared to other quotes in the area.
Jul 8, 2020

Each document was explained to us in detail that we understood. Everyone we encountered in your office was kind and professional. We especially appreciate the care taken for Covid 19. Thank you. We wi

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Jul 2, 2020
Each document was explained to us in detail that we understood. Everyone we encountered in your office was kind and professional. We especially appreciate the care taken for Covid 19. Thank you. We will be recommending your office to our friends and family.
Jul 2, 2020

Enjoyed the experience.

Jun 25, 2020
Enjoyed the experience.
Jun 25, 2020

Hisham was very informative and he spoke in our language , plain English, easy to understand. Our two meetings with him went very smoothly. In the end we came out with a clearer understanding of the d

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Jun 24, 2020
Hisham was very informative and he spoke in our language , plain English, easy to understand. Our two meetings with him went very smoothly. In the end we came out with a clearer understanding of the differences between wills and trusts. We will definitely recommend ‘Sham’ to our friends, family and neighbors.
Jun 24, 2020

This was the first appointment I have ever had with an attorney who didn't talk down to you or made you feel stupid because you didn't understand what he was saying. "Shan" was great. He explained eve

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May 27, 2020
This was the first appointment I have ever had with an attorney who didn't talk down to you or made you feel stupid because you didn't understand what he was saying. "Shan" was great. He explained everything in simple terms, answered any and all questions we had, and was even pretty funny. If you need legal work done, this is the firm to call. The prices are fair, the service is great, and the staff is very helpful. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone needing legal advice or have something drawn up.
May 27, 2020

We had no end of life documents or a lawyer. Looking online this law firm, and especially Sham, had amazing reviews and we can confirm them. We had no idea what we needed. We had an initial video phon

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May 22, 2020
We had no end of life documents or a lawyer. Looking online this law firm, and especially Sham, had amazing reviews and we can confirm them. We had no idea what we needed. We had an initial video phone interview with Sham in which he asked what we wanted to do. The details of what we wanted turned out to be pretty complicated. Sham clearly explained the possibilities in terms of having a trust versus a will. To avoid probate we went with a trust backed up by wills. The documents he produced were very detailed and he spent considerable time going through and explaining them. He would be an excellent teacher the way he presents things. Moreover, Sham is really a nice, friendly, very funny guy. Not your typical lawyer. Super professional and knowledgeable which made it a quick and easy process. We ended up with a very detailed trust with back up wills, durable powers of attorney, and living wills. Their pricing was very competitive. Highly recommended! We are all set to go, so to speak.
May 22, 2020

We were very impressed and quite satisfied in our dealings with Mr. Shanawany. He explained everything to us in terms we could understand and answered all of our questions. His fees are very reasonabl

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May 16, 2020
We were very impressed and quite satisfied in our dealings with Mr. Shanawany. He explained everything to us in terms we could understand and answered all of our questions. His fees are very reasonable and his work done quickly and well. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing wills, trusts, and any other related documents
May 16, 2020

My husband and I were very pleased with Mr. Shanawany. He ask us what are plans were and proceeded to explain and help us through the process. We have recomemnded Mr. Shanawany to one of our family me

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May 12, 2020
My husband and I were very pleased with Mr. Shanawany. He ask us what are plans were and proceeded to explain and help us through the process. We have recomemnded Mr. Shanawany to one of our family members.
May 12, 2020

This firm is friendly, professional, and thorough. Mr. Shanawany did a super job, not only preparing the documents but explaining each and every one to us. We left knowing exactly what we had and why

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May 12, 2020
This firm is friendly, professional, and thorough. Mr. Shanawany did a super job, not only preparing the documents but explaining each and every one to us. We left knowing exactly what we had and why we needed it.
May 12, 2020

Fast, clear, efficient.
Thorough trust completed in two visits.
Couldn’t ask for more.

Apr 30, 2020
Fast, clear, efficient.
Thorough trust completed in two visits.
Couldn’t ask for more.
Apr 30, 2020

Thank you to all workers at the firm that made my experience flawless and timely! Sham was professional yet spoken terms that made me fully understand the purpose in need for a Trust, Will and POA. I

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Apr 29, 2020
Thank you to all workers at the firm that made my experience flawless and timely! Sham was professional yet spoken terms that made me fully understand the purpose in need for a Trust, Will and POA. I attended one of the seminars first and then made a private appointment and completed the above documents in one week! This was even during the times of the pandemic. My hat goes off to this wonderful firm!
Apr 29, 2020

We were very happy with the service we received from Attorney Shanawany (Sham). The documents were prepared quickly and Sham explained everything so well during the initial meeting and at the time of

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Mar 27, 2020
We were very happy with the service we received from Attorney Shanawany (Sham). The documents were prepared quickly and Sham explained everything so well during the initial meeting and at the time of signing. He is very personable and made the process easy. We would definitely recommend Sham and the firm to any of our friends.
Mar 27, 2020

Sham was very knowledgeable and patient with questions that were asked.

Mar 20, 2020
Sham was very knowledgeable and patient with questions that were asked.
Mar 20, 2020

Personable and quality service with a smile.

Mar 5, 2020
Personable and quality service with a smile.
Mar 5, 2020

My wife and I recently attended one of the free estate planning presentations with attorney Sham Shanawany. Subsequently, we arranged to meet with Sham to discuss and review our estate plan. We are co

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Mar 5, 2020
My wife and I recently attended one of the free estate planning presentations with attorney Sham Shanawany. Subsequently, we arranged to meet with Sham to discuss and review our estate plan. We are completely pleased with the excellent service we received. Sham is not only knowledgeable about important legal matters, but he also has outstanding human relations skills. There is nothing pretentious or stuffy about him. He is personable, conscientious, and approachable. He quickly grasped an understanding of our values and priorities; and, in no time at all, he earned our complete confidence. Highly recommended!
Mar 5, 2020

Sham was exceptional in explaining the differences in Trusts and Wills. I have gone through the probate court here in Florida and we did not want that for our love ones. He went through the Estate Pla

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Feb 18, 2020
Sham was exceptional in explaining the differences in Trusts and Wills. I have gone through the probate court here in Florida and we did not want that for our love ones. He went through the Estate Planning and all the pros and cons in laymen terms we could understand. We feel very comfortable with our decisions and would highly recommend Millhorn, Shanawany, & Olsen Law Firm. Thank you Sham for protecting our interests.
Feb 18, 2020

Hisham took plenty of time to explain the pros and cons of trusts and wills. Very professional with a good sense of humor. We have recommended Millhorn and Shanawany to several friends.

Jan 16, 2020
Hisham took plenty of time to explain the pros and cons of trusts and wills. Very professional with a good sense of humor. We have recommended Millhorn and Shanawany to several friends.
Jan 16, 2020

Through a short seminar we attended at Millhorn & Shanawany Law Firm, we engaged "Sham" Shanawany to handle our estate planning. We felt no pressure as he answered our questions, suggested a plan alon

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Dec 21, 2019
Through a short seminar we attended at Millhorn & Shanawany Law Firm, we engaged "Sham" Shanawany to handle our estate planning. We felt no pressure as he answered our questions, suggested a plan along with the cost, which was reasonable. Shams' legal assistants and clerical staff were very helpful throughout the process. All-in-all, a very good experience.
Dec 21, 2019

We had a great experience getting our will and trust set up. Sham was so kind and patient explaining the details to us. He made sure we knew what our next steps were and how to add accounts to the tru

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Dec 20, 2019
We had a great experience getting our will and trust set up. Sham was so kind and patient explaining the details to us. He made sure we knew what our next steps were and how to add accounts to the trust. We are very pleased we used Millhorn & Shanawany Law.
Dec 20, 2019

Hisham (Sham) thoroughly explained each document he prepared for us and its purpose. The charge for the document preparation was very reasonable.

Dec 20, 2019
Hisham (Sham) thoroughly explained each document he prepared for us and its purpose. The charge for the document preparation was very reasonable.
Dec 20, 2019

Fast, efficient and very helpful. Willing to answer my questions.

Dec 20, 2019
Fast, efficient and very helpful. Willing to answer my questions.
Dec 20, 2019

Our meetings with Sham were very informative. In doing our estate planning, his explanations were clear and concise. He answered our questions in every day language. We were not overwhelmed with legal

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Oct 15, 2019
Our meetings with Sham were very informative. In doing our estate planning, his explanations were clear and concise. He answered our questions in every day language. We were not overwhelmed with legal terms and descriptions. I would strongly recommend Mr. Shanawany and his firm.
Oct 15, 2019

Great service. Very professional and knowledgeable with a personal touch. Did not use lawyered language. Would definitely recommend the firm to others.

Oct 6, 2019
Great service. Very professional and knowledgeable with a personal touch. Did not use lawyered language. Would definitely recommend the firm to others.
Oct 6, 2019

Out of all the attorneys I've had in my lifetime, Sham is the best! I'm extremely happy to have been introduced to Sham and the firm.

Sep 23, 2019
Out of all the attorneys I've had in my lifetime, Sham is the best! I'm extremely happy to have been introduced to Sham and the firm.
Sep 23, 2019

Fast, thorough documents provided and explained in layman's terms.

Sep 19, 2019
Fast, thorough documents provided and explained in layman's terms.
Sep 19, 2019

Overall experience was excellent will definitely recommend the firm to friends.

Sep 9, 2019
Overall experience was excellent will definitely recommend the firm to friends.
Sep 9, 2019

We were very pleased with the service we received for setting up our wills and family trust fund. The price was very reasonable. Mr. Shanawany explained everything in great detail in language we could

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Sep 9, 2019
We were very pleased with the service we received for setting up our wills and family trust fund. The price was very reasonable. Mr. Shanawany explained everything in great detail in language we could understand. It’s a great feeling knowing everything has been taken care of after our deaths.
Sep 9, 2019

Hisham explained the trust process thoroughly, the paperwork was done promptly, and the cost was fair. All in all it was an easy process. I've already recommended this law firm to a neighbor.

Sep 9, 2019
Hisham explained the trust process thoroughly, the paperwork was done promptly, and the cost was fair. All in all it was an easy process. I've already recommended this law firm to a neighbor.
Sep 9, 2019

Hisham Shanawany was very efficient, knowledgeable, and understandable.

Aug 29, 2019
Hisham Shanawany was very efficient, knowledgeable, and understandable.
Aug 29, 2019

Sham was very easy to work with and he was very good in explaining answers to any questions we had with regard to our trust and putting our legal matters in order. We not have peace of mind and we are

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Aug 28, 2019
Sham was very easy to work with and he was very good in explaining answers to any questions we had with regard to our trust and putting our legal matters in order. We not have peace of mind and we are very grateful for that.
Aug 28, 2019

I attended your seminar which was most informative. At that time I made an appointment to proceed with a Trust. Attny Shanawany both at the seminar and my appointment explained ALL aspects of a Will,

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Aug 14, 2019
I attended your seminar which was most informative. At that time I made an appointment to proceed with a Trust. Attny Shanawany both at the seminar and my appointment explained ALL aspects of a Will, POA and Trust. He explained in laymens terms not legal mumbo jumbo. He made sure you understood before he proceeded with additional information. I highly recommend him for all legal proceedings.
Aug 14, 2019

We felt that Hisham answered all our questions with language we understood. He gave us excellent advice, while leading us to the correct decisions to achieve our goals. We would recommend Millhorn & S

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Aug 12, 2019
We felt that Hisham answered all our questions with language we understood. He gave us excellent advice, while leading us to the correct decisions to achieve our goals. We would recommend Millhorn & Shanawany to our friends.
Aug 12, 2019

Highly recommended very through and reasonable priced

Aug 7, 2019
Highly recommended very through and reasonable priced
Aug 7, 2019

I was very pleased with Sham and the way he explained all my paperwork to me and my son.

Jul 29, 2019
I was very pleased with Sham and the way he explained all my paperwork to me and my son.
Jul 29, 2019

I certainly appreciate the way everything was explained to me so I could make intelligent decisions about the documents that I wanted to have prepared. Then at the signing everything was explained aga

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Jul 29, 2019
I certainly appreciate the way everything was explained to me so I could make intelligent decisions about the documents that I wanted to have prepared. Then at the signing everything was explained again. It’s so refreshing to have someone explain in laymen’s terms.
Jul 29, 2019

Outstanding! Excellent! Professional! This is the best attorney experience we have ever had for any kind of legal issue. Sham was not only a very astute and knowledgeable attorney, but was equally a t

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Jul 19, 2019
Outstanding! Excellent! Professional! This is the best attorney experience we have ever had for any kind of legal issue. Sham was not only a very astute and knowledgeable attorney, but was equally a teacher that all of us could have used in school. He explained purpose, language, process, and final results in clear, but concise language that we could understand. In so doing he was not condescending. He talked conversationally with clear diction. Above all, he cared about our liabilities, protections, and our personal wishes. We give Sham the highest marks that can be given. We do it enthusiastically! When the need arises again for legal assistance we won't hesitate to call on his help again!
Jul 19, 2019

Very professional. Very thorough. Very pleasant to work with. Ensured we understood what a trust was all about and encouraged questions. Have recommended Sham to our friends looking to establish a fam

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Jul 17, 2019
Very professional. Very thorough. Very pleasant to work with. Ensured we understood what a trust was all about and encouraged questions. Have recommended Sham to our friends looking to establish a family trust.
Jul 17, 2019

We had a very informative meeting w Sham and had our second meeting with Michelle. She thoroughly explained all the paperwork to us . We were grateful to complete the paperwork prior to us leaving for

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Jul 11, 2019
We had a very informative meeting w Sham and had our second meeting with Michelle. She thoroughly explained all the paperwork to us . We were grateful to complete the paperwork prior to us leaving for our vacation.
Jul 11, 2019

We visited for the free estate planning seminar and were very impressed with Mr. Shanawany.

We then scheduled an appointment to update our trust and other documents. That meeting went v

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Jul 8, 2019
We visited for the free estate planning seminar and were very impressed with Mr. Shanawany.

We then scheduled an appointment to update our trust and other documents. That meeting went very well and the final review after modifications also went very well. We also had to office email digital copies of everything. This was very helpful. Mr. Shanawany and the staff were very professional and efficient.

Before the seminar we visited with Mike Millhorn for complementary probate advise and he also was very helpful.

We will continue to recommend your office.
Jul 8, 2019

I was very pleased with Mr. Shanawany. He was professional and extremely knowledgeable. He explained every aspect of a living will and trust..
I highly recommend his service to anyone doing a w

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Jul 8, 2019
I was very pleased with Mr. Shanawany. He was professional and extremely knowledgeable. He explained every aspect of a living will and trust..
I highly recommend his service to anyone doing a will, trust or durable power of attorney.
I posted a comment July 3 rd on the web site Nextdoor to all my neighbors in the Villages recommending Mr shanawany for all their legal needs regarding those areas.
Jul 8, 2019

Sham was exceptionally easy to talk with and made everything clear to us.
The fee was reasonable too. covered all the bases.
Thank you

Jul 8, 2019
Sham was exceptionally easy to talk with and made everything clear to us.
The fee was reasonable too. covered all the bases.
Thank you
Jul 8, 2019

We were very pleased with the clear and concise explanations of the documents that we were purchasing.

We have already recommended your firm and Sham to others.

Jun 26, 2019
We were very pleased with the clear and concise explanations of the documents that we were purchasing.

We have already recommended your firm and Sham to others.
Jun 26, 2019

Listened to our needs, advised us. So informative. We liked Mr Shanaway very much

Jun 18, 2019
Listened to our needs, advised us. So informative. We liked Mr Shanaway very much
Jun 18, 2019

Very impressed with the service I received in preparing for my final wishes.

Jun 17, 2019
Very impressed with the service I received in preparing for my final wishes.
Jun 17, 2019

Sham was great! He explained everything thoroughly and in layman's terms so that I could understand clearly.

Jun 12, 2019
Sham was great! He explained everything thoroughly and in layman's terms so that I could understand clearly.
Jun 12, 2019

Efficient,friendly, knowledgeable, my first time with Sham and girls, would recommend to anyone. Got their name on rio ponderosa neighborhood site, THANK YOU

Jun 8, 2019
Efficient,friendly, knowledgeable, my first time with Sham and girls, would recommend to anyone. Got their name on rio ponderosa neighborhood site, THANK YOU
Jun 8, 2019

I am writing a letter to express my deep gratitude to Judy. I am involved in quite an unsettling legal case. I needed some forms notarized immediately; my bank was closed and I wasn't sure where to

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Jun 5, 2019
I am writing a letter to express my deep gratitude to Judy. I am involved in quite an unsettling legal case. I needed some forms notarized immediately; my bank was closed and I wasn't sure where to turn to. I called Sham's office and Judy answered the phone. I cannot thank her enough on how she handled my problem. She was so calm, cool and collected and immediately informed me she was a notary and if I could come now she would gladly help me. The sense of relief that washed over me was immediate. What a difference it was from the curt, uncaring, almost annoyed attitude I have been facing with most of the factions involved with completing a legal issue. Including secondary involvements like, Stales, post offices, various secretaries and so on.

I am so happy to be a client of this Law Firm. With people like Judy working there and of course Attorney Sham, who is always ready to listen to help me when need be.

Thank you both,
Jun 5, 2019

Competent and patient explanation of the estate planning ins and outs. Friendly, prompt, too. What's not to like?

May 31, 2019
Competent and patient explanation of the estate planning ins and outs. Friendly, prompt, too. What's not to like?
May 31, 2019

We were very satisfied with Mr. Shanawany. He explained everything in plain English and made the whole experience very painless.

May 29, 2019
We were very satisfied with Mr. Shanawany. He explained everything in plain English and made the whole experience very painless.
May 29, 2019

We enjoyed working with Sham on our estate plan. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and personable. We highly recommend him as a skilled attorney in a highly efficient office. Thanks to Sham and th

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May 28, 2019
We enjoyed working with Sham on our estate plan. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and personable. We highly recommend him as a skilled attorney in a highly efficient office. Thanks to Sham and the staff.
May 28, 2019