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The seventh annual Military Bowl kicks off on December 27th at 1 p.m. eastern at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The game benefitting the USO will be televised nationally by ESPN

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram is serving as the official law firm and a Three-Star sponsor of the Military Bowl. The Bowl benefits the USO, a private, non –profit organization dedicated to lifting the spirit of America’s troops and their families. The USO provides critical support to those who need it most, including forward deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. 

The Military Bowl has donated over $400,000 and distributed 20,000 complimentary tickets to active-duty military and their families in the past. This year, the Military Bowl will donate at least $100,000 and distribute thousands of complimentary tickets to troops and their families.  

Steven H. Schram, Principal and Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram was recently quoted in a Law360 article regarding “End-of-Year” law firm administration.

Steve serves as the firm’s Managing Principal, and notes that law firms operating on a calendar year basis are busier than ever in December. Along with putting client initiatives first, law firms must get a jump-start on in-house and client matter planning for the next year.

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram has served its clients in Washington D.C. and throughout the nation for over 20 years. We apply our experience, infuse our passion, and deliver solutions for our clients in the areas of business law, construction, power and energy construction, real estate and related financing transactions and commercial litigation.


Judah Lifschitz will be leading and Daniel A. Kapner will assist in presenting a EUCI continuing education course on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects on January 27th and 28th in Houston, Texas.  Focusing on EPC Contracts and their provisions, techniques, and principles, attendees will:

  • Review the contents of an EPC Contract, including provisions relating to the EPC contractor’s obligations, standards of performance, price and payment, the owner’s obligations, mechanical completion, substantial completion, final completion, performance testing, performance guarantees, liability and damages, delay liquidated damages, performance liquidated damages, limitation of liability provisions, warranties, force majeure, delay, scope changes, indemnification, insurance, termination and default, confidential information, and dispute resolution
  • Discuss best practices for negotiating and drafting an EPC Contract for a power and energy project
  • Anticipate problem areas and potential claims and techniques for avoiding them

This EUCI course has been approved by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Attendees who complete the course will be eligible for 1.0 CEU.

For more details or to register, download the EUCI course brochure here or register online.

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?