John K. Shubin

Founding Partner

From the courtroom to local government chambers to the corporate suite, John has established himself as a skilled advocate who merges a deep knowledge of the law with a wealth of experience and a keen appreciation of how to “get to yes”. As a result, he has represented a wide range of property owners, developers, investors, and local governments in extremely significant litigation affecting their interests. As an advisor and negotiator, he also works with clients and other skilled professionals to avoid litigation by reaching desired business solutions.

A Miami native, John founded the firm and has shaped its direction since its inception, extending its footprint to both West Palm Beach and Tampa. He is also the founder and chief executive officer of The Euclid Group, which offers multi-disciplinary advice related to real estate development, entitlement, and public-private partnerships. He has been recognized by every major legal ratings service with its highest level of distinction, and has volunteered at a leadership level at many well recognized nonprofit organizations. He has been married to Susannah, a Tampa native, for 35 years and has two daughters, Georgia and Genevieve.


Practice Areas

Administrative Law, Appellate Practice, Business Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Due Diligence, Election Law, Eminent Domain, Entitlements, Environmental Law, First Amendment Litigation, Land Use Law, Local Government Law, Municipal Litigation, Real Estate Disputes, Zoning Law.


Harvard College (A.B., cum laude, 1983) St. John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, England (B.A., with high honors, 1985) University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988). Omicron Delta Kappa. Member: Society of Bar and Gavel; University of Miami Honor Council, 1986-1988. Editor-in-Chief, Inter-American Law Review, 1987-1988. Co-Author: "The Promotion of Debt-Equity Swaps in Latin America: A Survey of the Regulatory Regimes and the International Policy Frameworks," 20 Inter-American Law Review 31, Fall, 1988.


Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court Southern District of Florida; United States District Court Middle District of Florida.


Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for: Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, 2024 Best Lawyers® Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Miami (2024, 2018, 2015, 2012, 2011). Best Lawyers® Litigation - Municipal, Miami (2013). Super Lawyers, Miami, FL (2006-2024)


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 2013 - current History Miami, 2012-current, Vice Chair Ransom-Everglades School, 1988 - 1995, Vice President, 1993 - 1995 Miami Light Project, 1989 - 1995 Member, Dade County Charter Review Advisory Board, 1989 Harvard College Fund, Class Chairman, 1992-1993 Twelve Good Men of South Florida; Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida (2013)


[email protected] Direct: (305) 381-7140, (561) 467-7343.