Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“Every time I work with them, they always give me the right advice – even though it’s not always profitable for the firm.”

Bruce Hoffman – Vice President, Gilbane Building Company and former Executive Director, Maryland Stadium Authority


Judah Lifschitz was quoted in an article published by ENR about the Florida bridge collapse.

SLS Principal and Co-President Judah Lifschitz was quoted in an article published by ENR (Engineering News-Record) about the Florida bridge collapse, entitled, “Investigators Explain Focus On Pre-Collapse Cracking In Florida Bridge,” in which Mr.

“Ten Steps to Keep Your Clients Out of Court,” ACC Docket

In an article published in the May issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket, national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.’s Beverly Tompkins, along with our attorneys Judah Lifschitz and Laura Fraher provide tips for avoiding litigation, such as mitigating risks through contractual provisions.

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 represents the Bernstein Companies in $600M deal with Marriott International

Steven H. Schram, co-president and managing principal of Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, P.C., has led a team of attorneys representing the Bernstein Companies, one of the oldest commercial real estate firms in Washington, D.C., in a deal valued at $600 million.

Barbara Anne (“B.A.”) Spignardo serves as an adjunct professor for “Hospitality and Tourism Law” program

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram is pleased to announce that attorney Barbara Anne (“B.A.”) Spignardo has been selected to serve as an adjunct professor for American University’s Washington College of Law, “Hospitality and Tourism Law” summer program in Washington, D.C.

Barry Fleishman named to 2017 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers ‘Top 100’ List

Barry Fleishman, a principal and head of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C.’s Insurance Coverage Litigation practice, has been named to the 2017 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers “Top 100” list for the seventh cons

Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram wins favorable settlement for client Foulger-Pratt in Silver Spring Transit Center litigation

Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. is pleased to announce that it has successfully settled a lawsuit on behalf of its client, Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC, in a highly contested case involving the design, construction, and delayed opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center project in Montgomery County, Md.

Judah Lifschitz Named to 2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers ‘Top 100’ List

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. is pleased to announce that Judah Lifschitz, Principal and Co-President of the firm, has been named to the 2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers “Top 100” list. This is the ninth consecutive year that Lifschitz has been named a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer.

Gregory Seador Joins Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram’s Trial Group

Former trial attorney at Department of Justice is latest addition to firm’s growing litigation practice

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?