Tampa 813-603-6300 | Atlanta 404-249-7480

Shannon Sheppard


Shannon concentrates her practice in the area of commercial real estate transactions and development.  Since 2004, Shannon has represented developers and property owners in the acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of office, retail, hotel and industrial properties, single-family subdivisions and multi-family developments. Shannon routinely represents clients in the formation of homeowner associations and property owner associations, the preparation of declarations of covenants for single-family and commercial properties, and the platting of residential and commercial subdivisions.  She also represents borrowers and lenders in acquisition, construction and permanent financing transactions.

In addition to her commercial real estate practice, Shannon represents clients with respect to professional and business licenses, including broker and contractor licenses. She assists clients with obtaining an initial license, maintaining or amending an existing license, and structuring business entities to comply with licensure laws and rules. She also has significant experience in forming real estate businesses.

Prior to joining Petitt Worrell, Shannon was a shareholder at Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard, P.A.  Prior to that, she practiced law at an “AmLaw 100” law firm in Atlanta, Georgia and worked in-house for a public REIT.

Practice Focus:
Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Acquisition and Development
Real Estate Financing
Business Law

Licensed to Practice Law in:
• Florida
• Georgia

Professional Associations and Memberships:
• The Florida Bar
• Hillsborough County Bar Association
• State Bar of Georgia
• Advisory Committee, Post HOPE Foundation, Inc., Past Member

Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (J.D., 2004, magna cum laude)
University of Indianapolis (B.A., Psychology, 2001, summa cum laude)