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Judah Lifschitz discusses favorable settlement in Silver Spring Transit Center Litigation (Construction Commentary & Review)

An article published in the February / March issue of the Construction Lawyer Society of America’s Construction Commentary & Review discusses Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram’s favorable settlement on behalf of its client, Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC, in a highly contested case involving the design, construction, and delayed opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center project in Montgomery County, Maryland.

 

Carefully Tiptoeing into 2018: A Commercial Real Estate Outlook (NAIOP Market Share)

In an article published Jan. 29, 2018 on the Commercial Real Estate Development (NAIOP) Market Share blog, B.A. Spignardo discusses anticipated trends in the commercial real estate industry this year. She mentions technology’s increasing presence in the industry, stating, “cutting-edge hotels implement ‘smart rooms,’ such that a guest’s experience is customized by the push of a button to specific lighting, heating a media preferences.

“Carefully Tiptoeing into 2018: A Commercial Real Estate Outlook,” NAIOP Market Share

In an article published Jan. 29, 2018 on the Commercial Real Estate Development (NAIOP) Market Share blog, B.A. Spignardo discusses anticipated trends in the commercial real estate industry this year. She mentions technology’s increasing presence in the industry, stating, “cutting-edge hotels implement ‘smart rooms,’ such that a guest’s experience is customized by the push of a button to specific lighting, heating a media preferences.

Peace 2.0: Preserving the harmony between owners sharing a party wall.

The following article segment by Barbara Anne “B.A.” Spignardo originally appeared in the September/October issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine. To read the entire article in the digital edition of the magazine, click here.

Party walls are often seen and taken for granted. Picture row houses and commercial structures sharing walls. Which owner or owners can claim those walls? Although party walls may be quite common, Party Wall Agreements are unusual.

Barry Fleishman Addresses Hurricane Harvey Insurance Issues in Law360 Article

Barry Fleishman, head of Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram’s Insurance Coverage Litigation practice, was recently quoted in a Law360 article discussing insurance issues likely to arise between policyholders and insurance companies as a result of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
 
The article specifically looked at five questions that may lead to clashes between policyholders and insurers in the hurricane's aftermath. Barry addressed the question of “How precise do claims have to be?”
 

Full steam ahead: Why transit hub development is seeing a resurgence

The following article segment originally appeared in Construction Dive on February 23, 2017. To read the full article click here.

Three Onerous Contract Provisions to Avoid

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner recently published an article entitled, “Three Onerous Contract Provisions to Avoid,” in the October 2016 issue of Construction Executive magazine.

Key Considerations When Choosing Arbitration, Litigation or Mediation in Construction Contracts

By Daniel Kapner

This article originally appeared in Construction Executive Risk Management, Monday January 11, 2016

A critical decision for executives negotiating and drafting construction contracts is which dispute resolution mechanism is most appropriate for the project.

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?