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Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram to Receive Sulam Founder’s Award

Washington, D.C. - Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram (SLS) is pleased to announce that it has received the 2015 Founder’s Award from Sulam, an educational institution in Rockville, Md. for students with learning differences. The award was presented at a gala dinner held on June 2 at the Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center.

“We are so proud of the work that we have done with Sulam since its inception in 1998,” said Steven H. Schram, managing principal and co-president of the firm, and Sulam board member. “It is a core value of SLS to serve not only our clients but also the community within which we live. We have seen that value blossom with Sulam. The work that the school is doing literally changes children’s lives, and offers them a meaningful, nurturing education when one would otherwise not be available. We are honored to be receiving this year’s Founders Award.”

Sulam believes that a strong identity is built through inclusion of all children in the mainstream school experience. Through individualized, state-of-the-art educational and therapeutic support to children with a variety of learning differences, Sulam achieves its vision of unlimited learning and building futures for all children.

“The Sulam community is incredibly grateful to Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram for their ongoing support of our students and community,” said Rabbi Elisha Paul, head of school. “The firm has played a pivotal role in the founding of Sulam and has continued to serve as Sulam’s counsel. In addition to providing advice and professional services, SLS has also been a dedicated partner in assuring Sulam’s success. They are incredibly deserving of this Founder’s Award because they are truly among our founders.”

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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?