Aleksey Shtivelman is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

As a native Russian speaker and fluent in Spanish, Aleksey has successfully resolved high-stakes legal disputes representing foreign and domestic clients doing business in many jurisdictions, including Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, Aleksey moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1994 and received his law degree from Boston University in 2012. 

Aleksey’s practice includes advising clients in connection with foreign and domestic disputes, including power generation, aviation, and energy industries. Aleksey has also handled cases involving complex commercial disputes, mining, banking, sanctions and export controls compliance, property tax valuation disputes, and real estate. Specific matters include corporate shareholder disputes, high stakes breach of contract disputes, and business investment disputes. Aleksey has been recognized as one of South Florida’s “Most Effective Lawyers” by the Daily Business Review in the Business/Complex Litigation category and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Notable Experience

  • Represented a Florida-based distributor in a claim against an Indonesian supplier related a breach of contract concerning over 50 tons of defective yarn.
  • Assisted a frozen foods company in swiftly recovering outstanding debt for unpaid products sold to a commercial foodservice distributor.
  • Defended a client in a breach of contract case related to a financial agreement, achieving a court order to compel arbitration under FINRA regulatory rules.
  • Represented commercial property owners in obtaining reductions in property taxes in valuation disputes in numerous counties across Florida.
  • Represented an international business-to-business rental company in obtaining writs of replevin, allowing client to retake their personal property.
  • Represented a power generation supplier in enforcing an anti-suit injunction, compelling the dispute to ICC arbitration in Florida, concerning a multi-million-dollar dispute between a power generation provider and an agent, involving power generated in Northern Africa.
  • Represented commercial property owner in dispute concerning commission as to multimillion-dollar property.
  • Represented trustee beneficiary in a dispute regarding undue influence regarding assets conveyed by Trust, resulting in successful defense of the client’s rights to the assets conveyed.



  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2012
    • Editor, Journal of Science and Technology Law
    • Pro Bono Service Award, Boston University, 2012
  • Stony Brook University, B.S., B.A., 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida


  • Russian
  • Spanish

Professional and Civic

  • Interlaw
    • Energy, Infrastructure and Climate Change Special Business Team
    • NextGen Affinity Group
  • Leadership Miami® Class XLII
    • Winning community service initiative at Project Pitch Night 2021 and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Project of the Year"
  • Mentor, Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic
  • Russian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Russian American Bar Association

News & Insights


  • Panelist, “Demystifying the Economic Impact of US Sanctions Against Russia,” The Knowledge Group, July 12, 2022
  • Panelist, "Arbitrator Selection and Other Issues in Arbitration," Palm Beach County Bar Association, February 14, 2022
  • Panelist, "Doing Business with Russian Investors," Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors-Global Real Estate Council, April 6, 2017


  • Waves of Considerations Reach S. Fla.’s Real Estate Market as a Result of Ukraine Crisis, Daily Business Review (March 2022)
  • Solar Power Satellites: the Right to a Spot in the World’s Highest Parking Lot, 18 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 435 (September 2012)

News & Speaking Engagements


  • Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Business/Complex Litigation, 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation - 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®,: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  •®, 9.7 Rating

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