Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

"They take the time to learn and understand the details and subtleties involved in complex disputes and still quickly identify and focus on the fundamental issues."

Alan W. Slepian, Esq. – Formerly Assistant General Counsel of PG&E National Energy Group

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Celebrating 25 years of serving clients with experience, passion and solutions

This year marks the silver anniversary of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. Ronald S. Shapiro and Judah Lifschitz founded the firm in 1991, with Steven H. Schram joining as a founder the following year. All three have served as co-presidents of the firm. 

Five Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram attorneys selected for the 2016 Super Lawyers lists

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram is pleased to announce its attorneys listed by Super Lawyers for 2016:

Washington DC, 2016 Super Lawyers

Judah Lifschitz to Lead EUCI Course in July on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects

As a result of continued demand from owners and executives of power companies, Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner will present an EUCI continuing education course on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects on July 19-20, 2016in Washington, D.C. This will be the fourth EUCI course on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects that Mr. Lifschitz has led.

5 Ways to Protect Your Company from E-mail Hazards

George D. Carry, lead e-discovery counsel at Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram and a member of the firm’s trial and construction practice, recently published an article entitled, “5 ways to protect your company from email hazards” on March 7, 2016 on InsideCounsel.com. 

Judah Lifschitz to Lead EUCI Course in February on “EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects"

As a result of continued demand from owners and executives of power companies, Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner will once again present an EUCI continuing education course on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects on February 17 - 18, 2016 in Anaheim, California. This will be the third EUCI continuing education course on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects that Mr. Lifschitz has led. 

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.

Protective Measures for Lenders Financing Deals Secured by Condominium Properties

In a September 11, 2015 Law 360 article, Shapiro Lifschitz and Schram’s B.A. Spignardo cautions that mortgage lenders should be cautious when financing deals that are secured by condominium properties. Citing Chase Plaza Condominiums Association Inc. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA (decided Aug.

Real Estate Forum Magazine Discusses Urbanization with B.A. Spignardo

B.A. Spignardo, a real estate attorney at Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, was recently quoted in the September 2015 issue of Real Estate Forum’s article, Urbanization’s Impact. Discussing the lack of retail businesses to support the growing urban development trend across the U.S., she explains, “There have to be commercial and lifestyle components development to keep those that moved into the city staying in the city.

Top Ten Best Practices for Negotiating EPC Contracts

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner recently published an article entitled, Ten Best Practices for Negotiating EPC Contracts, in the October 2015 issue of Construction Executive magazine.

Washington Post Quotes Judah Lifschitz Regarding Silver Spring Transit Center Lawsuit

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram (“SLS”) partner Judah Lifschitz was quoted in the Washington Post regarding the recently filed lawsuit by Montgomery County, Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority against Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., Foulger-Pratt Contracting, LLC, and the Robert B. Balter Company concerning the construction of the Silver Spring Transit Center. SLS represents Foulger-Pratt in the lawsuit.

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?