Shanna N. Bowman

Of Counsel

Overview

Ms. Bowman focuses her practice on the areas of general litigation and family and domestic relations law.

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Areas of Focus
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Agribusiness
  • Torts, Defense/Personal Injury
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Domestic Partnerships/Associated Contract Law
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • Corporate and Finance
Education

J.D., Columbia University School of Law (2007)

  • Vice President, Federalist Society
  • President, St. Thomas More Law Society
  • Staff, Columbia Business Law Review
  • Foundation Year Moot Court Best Oral Argument

M.B.A., Columbia Business School, Accounting (2007)

  • J. Dohr and F. Stanley Scholar
  • Columbia Sales and Trading Club
  • Columbia Investment Management Association

B.S., Arizona State University, Industrial Engineering (2003)

  • cum laude
  • The Distinguished Graduating Senior, Industrial Engineering
  • Vice President, Student Government
  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
  • National Merit Scholar, Leadership Scholar, Regents’ Scholar, President’s Scholar, Fluor Foundation Scholar

Biography

Ms. Bowman focuses her practice on the areas of general litigation and family and domestic relations law.

In her general litigation practice, Ms. Bowman provides representation on a variety of complex legal issues, including commercial, corporate, banking, real estate, agricultural and environmental, tort defense, municipal, and other business disputes. She has represented a variety of individuals in complex litigation matters and specializes in finance intensive matters requiring analysis and understanding of corporate balance sheets or investments.

In her family and domestic relations law practice, Ms. Bowman provides representation to clients with needs in every aspect of family law, including divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, domestic partnerships and the related contract law, custody disputes, and adoptions. She assists with complex marriage dissolutions, with a particular strength in handling “business divorces,” where the spouses must divide substantial assets and holdings. As is the focus of the family law department at Jennings Strouss, Ms. Bowman strives to always balance the needs of preserving a healthy family dynamic while advocating for the best possible outcome for her client, recognizing the legal, financial, and emotional components of any marriage dissolution.

Ms. Bowman also has experience in corporate transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities, business planning and formation, real estate, trust and estates, and other corporate and financial transactions.

An Arizona native, Ms. Bowman grew up in Yuma, AZ, involved from a young age in her family’s farming company. She subsequently spent eight years in New York, where she attended graduate school to obtain her J.D. and M.B.A. and was a trader and analyst for Goldman Sachs in their Capital Structure Franchise Trading group, which dealt in distressed assets and other special situations, both in a client-facing market-making and a proprietary investment role. This experience included company and asset (e.g., debt and equity) valuation, risk evaluation and management, hedging, and investing recommendations.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (2009)
  • California (2009)
  • New York (2008)

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2012)

Media and Presentations

Articles

Videos

Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Task Force on Sustainability (2013 – 2014)

Maricopa County Bar Association

  • Member, Family Law Section
  • Member, Litigation Section

Arizona Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Arizona Women Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star in the categories of Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business Litigation (2014, 2017 – 2018)

Community Involvement

Pro Bono Legal Services

  • St. Vincent de Paul (2013 – present)
  • Unemployment Action Center (New York)

Arizona Town Hall

  • Report Chair (2014)
  • Recorder (2013)

St. Francis Xavier

  • Instructor, Catechism/RCIA (2012 – 2013)

Gamma Phi Beta Alumni Organization

Project Aware and Dive for Debris

  • PADI Divemaster