Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“They establish very strong relationships with opposing counsel and make a difficult transaction happen without bumps and bruises.”

Marty Saturn – Executive Vice President, Meisel Capital Partners


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.

What Next? Key Steps Following a Structural Collapse or Other Crisis Caused by Defective Work

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner author an article for Construction Executive addressing key steps following a structural collapse or other crisis caused by defective work.

“Don’t Neglect Business Interruption Insurance in Construction Contracts,” Construction Executive

In an article published on July 6 in Construction Executive, Barry Fleishman discusses business interruption insurance in construction contracts. “Construction contracts generally provide clarity and attention when it comes to insurance requirements for property damage, but insurance requirements for business interruption loss are often left on the cutting room floor,” he explains.

“Tips to Help Women Optimize Their Potential in the Male-dominated Construction Industry,” Construction Executive

In an article published on July 5 in Construction Executive, B.A. Spignardo provides tips to help women in the construction industry optimize their potential. “As development surges, women in the construction industry face, and should embrace, opportunities to advance their careers and work on impactful projects,” she explains. “While the ‘maleness’ of the industry can present challenges for women, certain tools are available to assist in the success of women in the construction industry.”

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram Attorney Named Among D.C.'s Top Women in Commercial Real Estsate

Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram announces the inclusion of attorney Barbara Anne (B.A.) Spignardo among Bisnow’s Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate for her contributions to the industry in 2017. Annually, Bisnow determines its honorees by consulting with market professionals and the local chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) to identify the women who have made the most significant impact on the industry throughout the year.

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram Welcomes Christopher Mahoney to the Firm

Veteran litigator joins firm’s growing trial practice group

Judah Lifschitz and George Carry published in Construction Executive's December 2013 edition

Judah Lifschitz and George Carry recently authored an article, "The Enforceability of Liquidated Damages Clauses" that published in the December 2013 issue of Construction Executive.  The article focuses on enforcement of liquidated damage provisions within large construction project contracts.

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?