Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

"There is no one I’d rather have leading the fight when our financial future depends on winning."

Alan W. Slepian, Esq. – Formerly Assistant General Counsel of PG&E National Energy Group

Articles

“Avoiding 'E-trouble' in Construction Litigation,” Construction Executive

In an article published on August 14 in Construction Executive, Judah Lifschitz discusses electronically stored information and how construction companies can avoid “e-trouble.” If not used carefully and properly, emails and other electronically stored information will serve as “truth serum” in court.

What Next? Key Steps Following a Structural Collapse or Other Crisis Caused by Defective Work

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner author an article for Construction Executive addressing key steps following a structural collapse or other crisis caused by defective work.

“Don’t Neglect Business Interruption Insurance in Construction Contracts,” Construction Executive

In an article published on July 6 in Construction Executive, Barry Fleishman discusses business interruption insurance in construction contracts. “Construction contracts generally provide clarity and attention when it comes to insurance requirements for property damage, but insurance requirements for business interruption loss are often left on the cutting room floor,” he explains.

“Tips to Help Women Optimize Their Potential in the Male-dominated Construction Industry,” Construction Executive

In an article published on July 5 in Construction Executive, B.A. Spignardo provides tips to help women in the construction industry optimize their potential. “As development surges, women in the construction industry face, and should embrace, opportunities to advance their careers and work on impactful projects,” she explains. “While the ‘maleness’ of the industry can present challenges for women, certain tools are available to assist in the success of women in the construction industry.”

“Tips and tactics for negotiating and drafting EPC contracts for power and energy projects,” Construction Executive

In an article published on July 8 in Energy & Mining International, Dan Kapner discusses tips for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts in power and energy projects. “Power and energy projects involve significant, unavoidable risks that must be allocated between project participants, including complex systems and equipment, high costs, substantial time and technology,” he explains.

Judah Lifschitz was quoted in an article published by ENR regarding the Florida bridge collapse.

SLS Principal and Co-President Judah Lifschitz was quoted in an article published by ENR (Engineering News-Record) about the Florida bridge collapse, entitled, “Investigators Explain Focus On Pre-Collapse Cracking In Florida Bridge,” in which Mr.

“Ten Steps to Keep Your Clients Out of Court,” ACC Docket

In an article published in the May issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket, national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.’s Beverly Tompkins, along with our attorneys Judah Lifschitz and Laura Fraher provide tips for avoiding litigation, such as mitigating risks through contractual provisions.

“Ten Steps to Keep Your Clients Out of Court,” ACC Docket

In an article published in the May issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket, national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.’s Beverly Tompkins, along with our attorneys Judah Lifschitz and Laura Fraher provide tips for avoiding litigation, such as mitigating risks through contractual provisions.

“The Fallout From a Catastrophic Jobsite Incident,” Construction Dive

In an article published on April 2 in Construction Dive, Judah Lifschitz discusses potential legal problems in the aftermath of a catastrophic jobsite incident. “If the delivery method is design-bid-build, and there’s some kind of failure, the owner will be looking at the contractors and subcontractors and [separately] at the designer,” he states.

Judah Lifschitz and Gregory Seador author an article for Construction Executive discussing recoupment and setoff in construction contracts.

In an article published on Wednesday, February 28 in Construction Executive, Judah Lifschitz and Gregory Seador discuss recoupment and setoff in construction contracts.

 

Did You Know . . .

Members of the SLS trial group have tried in excess of 50 jury trials and 75 bench trials?

The SLS construction group has worked on sports stadiums across the country including Orioles Park in Baltimore and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati?

The SLS construction group has worked on power plant projects across the country?

In 2007 SLS was selected for an Honorable Mention as one of the Best Places To Work in Washington DC?

Ron Shapiro, Steve Schram and Judd Lifschitz have all been selected as SuperLawyers by Law and Politics?

The SLS office building is an historic townhouse constructed in the late 1800s?

SLS has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm?

SLS trial lawyers have argued appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 9th, D.C. and Federal Circuit?

SLS trial lawyers have been lead trial counsel in cases in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia, - to name just a few?

Virtually all the cases that SLS trial lawyers mediated have been favorably settled at mediation?

The transactional group at SLS was lead counsel on one of the largest, most complex mixed-use projects in downtown Washington, DC involving 4 lenders and 6 property owners?

In appreciation for the outstanding efforts of each of its employees during 2007, SLS gave everyone (attorneys, paralegals, and staff) a 4 day/3 night expense paid trip to Key West, Florida?

The transactional group at SLS has represented tenants in more than 200 retail leases in the Mid-Atlantic region?

Every attorney in the transactional group at SLS has at least 15 years experience?

The transactional group at SLS has represented developers in the purchase, construction, financing and/or sale of more than 75 multi-family apartment projects?

The transactional group at SLS has represented real estate investors and developers with respect to property in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and the U.S. Virginia Islands?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented eight national banks in commercial real estate loans?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented the FDIC, the Resolution Trust Corporation and several banking institutions in loan workout transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region?

The transactional group at SLS has represented homebuilders and commercial real estate developers in work-outs of individual loans and also for work-outs of large portfolios involving dozens of properties in several states?

The trial lawyers of SLS have numerous reported decisions to their credit?