Shavon L. Jones, Esq., LL.M.
Available for: Women’s Leadership and Career Development
Shavon is an award-winning attorney and business woman who has held positions at PwC, NCR Corporation, and a sizeable Florida law firm in addition to having run a small personally held enterprise.
She currently manages fortyorso.com, a lifestyle website for professional women in their prime and recently penned her first novel, Working Girls: Money, Power & Love, which uses an entertaining plot and engaging characters to illustrate the mechanics of key skills (e.g., deal negotiation, trial, financing pitch, etc.) while transporting the reader into the environment where the skills are utilized and providing insight into the mindset and motivations of others within that environment.
She has published scholarly articles and has given career planning/ development lectures at universities and companies in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Louisiana. She is on the Miami Herald/Legacy Magazine 2012 Top 40 under 40 List and was selected from among 75 candidates as the 2004 winner of the South Florida Business Journal’s Up & Comer’s Award in the legal category.
The following is a list of the Southern University and Temple University Beasley School of Law alumna’s previous accomplishments.
• Working Girls: Money, Power & Love, a Novel (2012)
• “How to Care for Aging Parents and Adult Children,” More Magazine, (May 2012)
• Fortyorso.com, lifestyle website for professional women (2012)
• “U.S. Taxation of Inbound International Air Service,” Journal of International Taxation (July 2002)
• Judge, Business Plan Competition, Miami Dade College (2012)
• Career Planning Lecturer, Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP), Florida Memorial University (2007, 2004)
• Adjunct Faculty Member, Business Law, Johnson & Wales University (2004-05)
• Guest Lecturer, Exempt Organizations, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2001-02)
• Panelist, “Careers in Taxation: A Comparison of Law Firm, Accounting Firm, In-house, and Government Practice” presented at Temple University Beasley School of Law (2001, 2000)
• Corporate Trainer, Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency’s “Understanding Federal HUD Regulations” Workshop (2009)
• Instructor, “Legal Issues for the Start-Up Company,” ASSETS: Miami, a business incubator (2003-05)
• Corporate Trainer, “Ethical Standards for SEC Disclosures and IRS Tax Return Positions,” NCR Corporation (2002)
• Corporate Trainer, “Nuances of the Unrelated Business Income Tax,” Crozer Keystone Health System (2001)
• Panelist, “Landlords, Tenants and the Recession,” South Florida Landlord/Tenant Workshop Sponsored by the Miami Dade Office of the State Attorney (2009)
• Panelist, “Public Private Partnerships: How to Get into the Game,” National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) (2007)
• Panelist, “Structuring Your Hotel Investment Group” National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) (2007)
• Keynote Address, Charlie Sr. and Maggie T. Robinson Scholarship Fund (2007)
• Commencement Address, ASSETS: Miami, A Business Incubator (2004)
• “Top 40 under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” Miami Herald/ Legacy Magazine (2012)
• Winner, South Florida Business Journal’s Up & Comers Award; Legal Category (2004)
• Named Honorary Louisiana State Senator
• Profiled in Legacy Magazine, Profiles in Leadership (2012)
• Expert Commentator, Public Housing Laws, WGEN Spanish Language TV (2009)
• Host, Black Executive Forum’s Public Policy Day (2007)
• Expert Commentator, Income Taxation Laws, Vernita Williams Show, WMBM AM 1490 Radio (2005)
• Profiled in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Newsletter (2004)
• Member of the Women’s Commission of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) (2007-08)
• Board Member, Black Executive Forum (2006-07)
• Board Member, The Lockwood SOAR Foundation, Inc. (2004-05)
• Formation Committee, Women in NCR, an international nonprofit organization for female employees of NCR Corporation (2002)
• Member, Advisory Committee of the Young Women’s Initiative of Women’s Way (2001)