Attorney Hisham 'Sham' Shanawany

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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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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

Straight forward explanation making it very easy to understand my options and fair pricing!

Thank you!

May 23, 2019
Straight forward explanation making it very easy to understand my options and fair pricing!

Thank you!
May 23, 2019

We are very happy we met and used Sham to take care of our needs. He explained everything in terms we could understand. We will be recommending him to our friends.

May 22, 2019
We are very happy we met and used Sham to take care of our needs. He explained everything in terms we could understand. We will be recommending him to our friends.
May 22, 2019

Thankfully, Hisham was very thorough and he kept it basic, which was appreciated by us two non-lawyers(husband and wife).

May 20, 2019
Thankfully, Hisham was very thorough and he kept it basic, which was appreciated by us two non-lawyers(husband and wife).
May 20, 2019

SHAM IS GREAT!
I have been with your company for a few years now and have been treated very well. Your patience, understanding and handling of my concerns has been a reassuring influence in cre

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May 20, 2019
SHAM IS GREAT!
I have been with your company for a few years now and have been treated very well. Your patience, understanding and handling of my concerns has been a reassuring influence in creating and maintaining my legal affairs.

Thank You!
May 20, 2019

My wife and I met Sham last week. By Friday of same week we had our Trust in place. Not only do we have a trust but we understand our trust.
Sham was clear, concise and awesome to deal with.

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May 20, 2019
My wife and I met Sham last week. By Friday of same week we had our Trust in place. Not only do we have a trust but we understand our trust.
Sham was clear, concise and awesome to deal with. His rates were also lower than other folks in the area. He exceeded our expectations in every way.
If we could give more than 5 stars we would. Rob and Diane
May 20, 2019

Very professional, process was easy and knowledgeable. Thanks

May 18, 2019
Very professional, process was easy and knowledgeable. Thanks
May 18, 2019

To say we are extremely please is an understatement. We dreaded the prospect of preparing a will/trust for years. Sham (Mr Shanawany) made the experience a pleasure. We are confident that we now have

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May 17, 2019
To say we are extremely please is an understatement. We dreaded the prospect of preparing a will/trust for years. Sham (Mr Shanawany) made the experience a pleasure. We are confident that we now have a quality instrument that will carry out our wishes, protect our children, and to the extent possible, ease the pain of our passing. We thought we had the most complicated set of circumstances but within minutes we knew Sham understood and gave us a set of solutions that made our decision easy. We have already directed friends to his service and expect to recommend others.
May 17, 2019

We first came for seminar yesterday on estate planning. It was very informative and we liked Sham. Prices to have paperwork drawn up were extremely reasonably so we made an initial appointment to cons

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May 7, 2019
We first came for seminar yesterday on estate planning. It was very informative and we liked Sham. Prices to have paperwork drawn up were extremely reasonably so we made an initial appointment to consult with Sham to get things started. One week later our trust, wills, Power of Attorney, and other papers were ready for signing. Sham explained everything thoroughly and made sure he answered all of our questions. We’ve already referred many of our friends to Millhorn and Shanawany.
May 7, 2019

I like the way Sham explained things in easy terms Very happy with his personal ways.

May 3, 2019
I like the way Sham explained things in easy terms Very happy with his personal ways.
May 3, 2019

Fast and inexpensive, my wishes in writing. All I could ask for.

May 1, 2019
Fast and inexpensive, my wishes in writing. All I could ask for.
May 1, 2019

Thursday {4/18} was our second visit and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with both visits. “Sham” was extremely cordial and very clearly explained all the issues {and there were several} an

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Apr 19, 2019
Thursday {4/18} was our second visit and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with both visits. “Sham” was extremely cordial and very clearly explained all the issues {and there were several} and possible courses of action to set up our trusts. He spent a great deal of time with us and made sure we had a good grasp on the legal aspects of the documents. He charges a very reasonable flat fee for his services and was not concerned about how long it took to get us educated and everything accomplished.
Definitely an A+ experience for us.
Apr 19, 2019

The service was excellent, Hisham was patient and thorough.

Apr 17, 2019
The service was excellent, Hisham was patient and thorough.
Apr 17, 2019

ATTORNEY SHANAWANY WAS GREAT! PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, POLITE AND PATIENT. THE PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING A FAMILY TRUST ALONG WITH UPDATED WILLS AND POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR BOTH OF US WAS EXPEDITIOUS

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Apr 8, 2019
ATTORNEY SHANAWANY WAS GREAT! PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, POLITE AND PATIENT. THE PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING A FAMILY TRUST ALONG WITH UPDATED WILLS AND POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR BOTH OF US WAS EXPEDITIOUS AND WELL WORTH THE TIME I.E. LESS THAN TWO WEEKS FROM START TO COMPLETION. AND THE COST WAS EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE COMPARED TO OTHERS IN THE AREA.
BOTTOM LINE: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. FOR THOSE CONTEMPLATING A FAMILY TRUST, UPDATED WILLS, POA'S, ETC., GIVE ATTORNEY SHANAWANY, HE GOES BY "SHAM", A CALL TO ARRANGE A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.
Apr 8, 2019

Sham was exactly the lawyer I had hoped to encounter! Professional, exact, and explained the entire process in language I understood. When we finished, I left his office with the total confidence of k

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Apr 8, 2019
Sham was exactly the lawyer I had hoped to encounter! Professional, exact, and explained the entire process in language I understood. When we finished, I left his office with the total confidence of knowing I had made the right decision to hire this law firm.
The entire process was completely transparent including the total cost BEFORE he began his work. No unexpected surprises!!!!!
Thank you
Apr 8, 2019

Prompt service, courteous and pleasant, listened to our needs and explained all options, spoke in laymen's terms, reasonable prices.

Apr 8, 2019
Prompt service, courteous and pleasant, listened to our needs and explained all options, spoke in laymen's terms, reasonable prices.
Apr 8, 2019

Very thorough and professional. Originally used firm almost 3 years ago. Returned to update documents. Peace of mind knowing that affairs are in order.
Have referred two clients.

Apr 2, 2019
Very thorough and professional. Originally used firm almost 3 years ago. Returned to update documents. Peace of mind knowing that affairs are in order.
Have referred two clients.
Apr 2, 2019

Extremely nice people. My paperwork was prepared exactly the way I wanted. Mr Shanawany explained every detail of each document. I highly recommend them.

Mar 28, 2019
Extremely nice people. My paperwork was prepared exactly the way I wanted. Mr Shanawany explained every detail of each document. I highly recommend them.
Mar 28, 2019

Hisham was very thorough with all our questions and was very knowledgeable with his answers. He made the process very easy for us to understand. A great guy!

Mar 22, 2019
Hisham was very thorough with all our questions and was very knowledgeable with his answers. He made the process very easy for us to understand. A great guy!
Mar 22, 2019

I have recommended the firm to my neighbour !!!!

Mar 22, 2019
I have recommended the firm to my neighbour !!!!
Mar 22, 2019

I recently moved to The Villages from New York, I am in good health but it was the right time to get my Affair's in order, and that's exactly what they did for me, Thank You.

Mar 21, 2019
I recently moved to The Villages from New York, I am in good health but it was the right time to get my Affair's in order, and that's exactly what they did for me, Thank You.
Mar 21, 2019

Sham explained everything clearly and in enough detail that all my questions were answered and I feel that I understand everything we did.

Mar 13, 2019
Sham explained everything clearly and in enough detail that all my questions were answered and I feel that I understand everything we did.
Mar 13, 2019

Very smooth and easy. Sham explained everything thoroughly in non-legalese.
Pricing was amazingly affordable.

Feb 22, 2019
Very smooth and easy. Sham explained everything thoroughly in non-legalese.
Pricing was amazingly affordable.
Feb 22, 2019

Sham had a fresh approach to some difficult topics. He spoke in terms that I and others understood. He didn't try to impress us with legal jargon, he has a wonderful attitude. I made an appointment af

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Feb 18, 2019
Sham had a fresh approach to some difficult topics. He spoke in terms that I and others understood. He didn't try to impress us with legal jargon, he has a wonderful attitude. I made an appointment after his seminar and then hired him to prepare certain documents. He made me feel appreciated as a customer/client. I'll call him with any legal need in the future.
Feb 18, 2019

The whole experience was great. Sham answered all our questions, gave us great advice, spoke to my investment manager and stayed extra time to make sure we were satisfied with everything.

Feb 11, 2019
The whole experience was great. Sham answered all our questions, gave us great advice, spoke to my investment manager and stayed extra time to make sure we were satisfied with everything.
Feb 11, 2019

Sham was friendly and efficient. He gave us options and explained each. We came away with the desired service and were pleasantly surprised by the cost

Feb 1, 2019
Sham was friendly and efficient. He gave us options and explained each. We came away with the desired service and were pleasantly surprised by the cost
Feb 1, 2019

Attorney Shanawany restated my trust and updated several legal documents for me. He answered all of my questions in a way that I could easily understand. He was very patient and understanding. I visit

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Feb 1, 2019
Attorney Shanawany restated my trust and updated several legal documents for me. He answered all of my questions in a way that I could easily understand. He was very patient and understanding. I visited his office 4 times and did not have to wait any longer than 5 minutes to speak with him.

His office staff are very friendly. The cost for his services are very reasonable. I recommend him highly.
Feb 1, 2019

Very down to earth easy to understand. speaks in plan language not a lot of legalesse.

Feb 1, 2019
Very down to earth easy to understand. speaks in plan language not a lot of legalesse.
Feb 1, 2019

Very easy to work with and explained everything

Jan 23, 2019
Very easy to work with and explained everything
Jan 23, 2019

"Sham" was very helpful. Explained everything, patiently, and was a pleasure to deal with.

Jan 23, 2019
"Sham" was very helpful. Explained everything, patiently, and was a pleasure to deal with.
Jan 23, 2019