Benjamin Sunshine

Associate

Business Litigation, Estate and Trust Litigation

About Benjamin Sunshine

Benjamin Sunshine is a member of Brinkley Morgan’s Business Litigation and Estate and Trust Litigation practice groups. His Business Litigation practice concentrates on business torts and matters involving contractual, real property, and corporate disputes. He also represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

His Estate and Trust Litigation practice focuses on representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in a wide variety of estate and trust matters including breach of fiduciary claims, will and trust contests, and removal and surcharge proceedings. Mr. Sunshine also represents guardians in contested guardianship proceedings.

Mr. Sunshine is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida.

He earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. While in law school, he served as the Executive Production Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and as a Staff Writer of the Illinois Business Law Journal. Mr. Sunshine earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Economics, and his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Florida.

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Accomplishments

Graduate (Class VI), Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 2024

Top Lawyers, The Boca Raton Observer, 2023

Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”, U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022, 2024

“Up & Comers,” South Florida Legal Guide, 2022

Publications and Presented Materials

The Corporate Transparency Act: What You Need to Know,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, February 23, 2024

A Trustee’s Investment Decisions During a Trust Contest,” Daily Business Review, February 3, 2022

Establishing Paternity for a Child Born Out of Wedlock,” WealthManagement.com, October 26, 2021

The Narrowing of Florida’s Litigation Privilege,” Brinkley Morgan’s Legal Talk Blog, March 12, 2019

Note, Access-to-Justice v. Efficiency: An Empirical Study of Settlement Rates after Twombly & Iqbal (with Victor Abel Pereyra) (2015 U. ILL. L. REV. 357)

Professional Associations

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “J”

Broward County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Broward County Chapter

Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida

Palm Beach County Bar Association

South Palm Beach County Bar Association

B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207

Admissions

Florida (2014)

Illinois (2016)

U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

– University of Illinois Law Review, Executive Production Editor

– Illinois Business Law Journal, Staff Writer

University of Florida

– B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, 2011

– B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2011

– Phi Beta Kappa

Languages

Spanish (conversational)