Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Shepard Broad Law Center student awarded $2,500
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – South Florida community association law firm Kaye & Bender P.L. has named Adam Shamir the first recipient of the Kaye & Bender Scholarship, which is awarded to a student at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University.

To be eligible for the $2,500 annual Kaye & Bender Scholarship for the 2010-2011 school year, students must be a second or third year full-time, or fourth year evening student at Nova Southeastern who is in good standing with a grade point average above a 3.0, demonstrate community involvement and have prepared an essay on the challenges facing community associations in South Florida.

“We received many applications from worthy students. However, Adam impressed us with his analysis of how foreclosures are impacting community associations and why this is a serious problem affecting so many people in South Florida,” said Robert Kaye, managing member of Kaye & Bender.  “To us, his essay submission clearly demonstrates his potential as a future leader in the South Florida legal community.” 

A Sunrise resident, Shamir is a second-year law student who has been active in the community since high school, assisting Plantation High School’s Student Government Association with its Christmas tree lot sale, the school’s largest fundraising event each year.  He also volunteers as a counselor at the local Jewish Community Center’s summer camp.  While a student at University of Florida, Shamir volunteered at St. Francis House, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Gainesville.

“From establishing this scholarship to hiring our students, Kaye & Bender is a valued partner of our law school,” said Athornia Steele, dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University.  “This scholarship provides students with the financial assistance that ultimately helps them to achieve their goals.”

Kaye & Bender provides legal services to more than 700 associations throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.  For more information, visit

Located in the heart of Broward County, the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University integrates a solid foundation in traditional legal subjects and a pioneering clinical program that sets it apart from other law schools.  The school offers full-time day and part-time evening programs, as well as Master of Science degrees in health law, education law and employment law.  Additionally, the Shepard Broad Law Center offers a wide variety of international and comparative learning opportunities including courses, clinical opportunities and law programs abroad. The Shepard Broad Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Front row from left to right: Doug Kruse, director of development at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University; Rebecca Allen, operations administrator for alumni relations and development at Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University; and Athornia Steele, dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University.  Back row from left to right: Adam Shamir, winner of the first Kaye & Bender Scholarship; Michael Bender, firm member at Kaye & Bender; and Robert Kaye, managing member at Kaye & Bender.    


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