Shannon Puopolo elected president of the Lee County Bar Association Foundation

Fort Myers, FL, Jan. 29, 2022 — ( — Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Pa., is pleased to announce that shareholder Shannon M. Puopolo has been elected president of the Lee County Bar Association Foundation. For the past five consecutive years, she has chaired the annual Lee County Bar Association Charity Golf Tournament, raising over $100,000 to fund grants for local charities. Puopolo shares, “It is an honor to be the Chairman of the Board of the Lee County Bar Foundation this year. Through its volunteers, sponsors, and events, the Foundation makes grants to local nonprofit organizations that benefit the youth and underprivileged population of Southwest Florida and promote legal aid for the indigent. In the recent past, these organizations included Big Brothers/Sisters, Valerie’s House, Guardian Ad Litem Foundation, Lee County Legal Aid Society and many others. I look forward to playing a leadership role alongside the other Board members in fulfilling the Foundation’s mission to help our community effectively.

Puopolo is distinguished in the field of commercial litigation and represents companies and financial institutions involved in complex trial and appeal matters, including alternative financing transactions, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, rights of creditors in bankruptcy and collection, and fiduciary disputes. She also has an active appeals practice.

Throughout her career, Puopolo has been honored as one of Gulfshore Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40 (2021), Business Observer’s “40 Under 40″ (2020), and recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as a ” Rising Star” in the field of business litigation for nine consecutive years (2012-2020). Naples Illustrated magazine has also named her “Top Lawyer” in commercial litigation and mortgage foreclosure law every year since 2018, adding the appellate practice to its list in 2021. In 2019, she became the first female chief recruiting officer at Henderson Franklin, responsible for hiring the brightest talent to guide the future of Henderson Franklin.

Puopolo is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and a Florida Intermediate District Court Federal Mediator. She received her law degree from Miami School of Law, cum laude, and her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She can be reached at 239.344.1116 or by email at [email protected]

Henderson Franklin is one of the largest local law firms between Tampa and Miami, with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning , family law, commercial and civil litigation. , eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, labor law, real estate, land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been helping clients build their homes, businesses and communities in Southwest Florida. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sarasota (by appointment). For more information about Puopolo or Henderson Franklin, please visit

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