Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“What is most unique about this firm is that they take absolute pride in their work and deliver an accurate work product.”

Skip Kriss – Executive Vice President, The Richmond Corporation


Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram Attorney Listed Among America's Best Lawyers

Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram is pleased to announce attorney Judah Lifschitz’s recognition in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in construction law. This honor, which is based entirely on peer-review, highlights Lifschitz’s extensive experience in construction-related matters.

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.

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.

Q&A with Daniel A. Kapner about 2015 Amendments to AAA Construction Industry Arbitration Rules

An interview with Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram (“SLS”) attorney Daniel A. Kapner was published in the Winter 2016 edition of Under Construction, the newsletter of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, regarding the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) July 2015 Amendments to the Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures.

Kelley Halliburton Published in Construction Executive's February 2014 Edition

Kelley Halliburton recently co-authored an article titled “Parameters of the Attorney-Client Privilege” that was published in the February 2014 issue of Construction Executive, the monthly magazine of the Associated Builders and Contractors. The article is a primer on the basics of attorney-client privilege for contractors and other construction executives.

Judah Lifschitz moderated Bisnow's 2nd Annual Bisnow Construction Summit

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram’s Judah Lifschitz moderated Bisnow’s 2nd Annual Bisnow Construction Summit on December 3, 2013, and led a discussion by construction industry leaders of the greater Washington, DC, area about market trends, challenges, opportunities, and issues affecting the industry.

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?