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Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Sponsor

On April 20, 2015, over 600 of the DC area’s top businesswomen gathered for dinner and a silent auction to benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and specifically, breast cancer research, at the Tenth Annual Women & Wine event. SLS attorney B.A. Spignardo served as a Dinner Committee member for the second year, and SLS provided a table sponsorship, also for the second year.  

Clients of the firm attending the event listened to a briefing given by top scientists and physicians from Georgetown Lombardi on the latest research breakthroughs in cancer, followed by networking, bidding on auction items, and dinner featuring speeches from survivors and others affected by cancers that mainly affect women. The event raised over $395,000 in support of the research conducted at Georgetown Lombardi’s center (a $136,000 increase over last year). The Firm intends to continue its support of this event at the Eleventh Annual Women & Wine event, and B.A. Spignardo will return for next year’s event as a Dinner Committee and organizing member.

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Attendees

Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram was recently admitted as a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington (MBA/MW). The MBA/MW’s member companies (more than 150 strong) include representation from the residential, commercial and multifamily real estate finance sector; mortgage companies; mortgage brokers; commercial banks; life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram attorneys regularly attend MBA/MW events and conferences, and the firm sponsored the MBA/MW’s summer 2014 networking event. As members of the MBA/MW and through participation in MBA/MW networking events, seminars and panel discussions, firm attorneys will continue to stay on top of commercial real estate finance trends and counsel firm clients as to the same. Membership in the MBA/MW also opens up additional networking opportunities for law firm clients seeking commercial real estate financing for their projects and developments.

Firm client Cardinal Bank, along with Combined Properties, Inc., sponsored the firm’s membership to the MBA/MW. The MBA/MW recently released the following announcement relating to the firm’s membership:

MBA/MW Welcomes
Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C.
as a New Member

The Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington (MBA/MW) is pleased to welcome Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. as one of our newest members.
Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. is a Washington, DC-based law firm with a unique flair. They apply their experience, infuse their passion, and deliver solutions for their clients in the areas of business, construction, real estate and commercial litigation. Their real estate group's experience and skill enables them to handle all types of real estate and finance transactions. Members of the team focus their practices on the representation of lenders, borrowers, brokers, developers, sellers and institutional investors, and have been extensively involved in some of the most complex and significant commercial real estate transactions in the Washington metropolitan area. It is because of their wealth of experience that they can and do deliver innovative and creative solutions for even the most complicated financing transactions. 
Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram's membership application was sponsored by MBA/MW members:
- Drew Faha, Combined Properties, Inc.   
- Rob Lavery, Cardinal Bank  

Key firm contact:
B.A. Spignardo 
Firm attorney B.A. Spignardo’s involvement with the MBA/MW spans several years.

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.  

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?