Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“The thing that sets this firm apart is their passion for their work. They produce high-quality work with a high degree of professionalism.”

Robert G. Hisaoka – President, RRR, LLC


Judah Lifschitz Will Moderate Panel at the D.C. State of Office Program

Judah Lifschitz will moderate a panel entitled “New Developments – The Hottest Projects” at the D.C. State of Office Program scheduled on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The program will be held at 440 First Street, NW, in a premier location, just blocks from Capital Hill. It runs from 7:30am to 10:15am and Judah’s program begins at 8:45am.

Judah Lifschitz comments on The Wharf Lawsuit

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram partner Judah Lifschitz* was quoted in the August 14, 2015 edition of the BisNow newsletter regarding a recent lawsuit filed in D.C. federal court against the developer of The Wharf, a $2B renewal project on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront.

EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects, Course Update

Judah Lifschitz recently led another very successful EUCI continuing education course in Chicago, Illinois with assistance from Daniel A. Kapner. Earlier this year Judah and Daniel presented the course in Houston, Texas and a potential Washington, D.C. program is in the planning stage.

Judah Lifschitz To Lead EUCI Course On “EPC Contracts For Power & Energy Projects”

Judah Lifschitz will be leading and Daniel A. Kapner will assist in presenting a EUCI continuing education course on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects on July 29th and 30th in Chicago, Illinois. This will be the second EUCI continuing education course on EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects that Mr. Lifschitz has presented.

Making Charity and Service a Part of Law Firm Culture

As lawyers, we have not only a professional duty to perform pro bono work and serve our communities, but also an ethical duty.  Practicing law is a privilege, and as lawyers we are fortunate to have the tools necessary for getting things done in an increasingly complex world.  At Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, it is our belief that law firms should encourage a culture of service, pro bono work, and charitable giving.

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.

SLS admitted as member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington

Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram was recently admitted as a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington (MBA/MW). The MBA/MW’s member companies (more than 150 strong) include representation from the residential, commercial and multifamily real estate finance sector; mortgage companies; mortgage brokers; commercial banks; life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

SLS serves as a Three-Star sponsor of the Military Bowl, benefiting the USO

The seventh annual Military Bowl kicks off on December 27th at 1 p.m. eastern at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The game benefitting the USO will be televised nationally by ESPN

Steven H. Schram, SLS Co-President quoted in Law360

Steven H. Schram, Principal and Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram was recently quoted in a Law360 article regarding “End-of-Year” law firm administration.

Steve serves as the firm’s Managing Principal, and notes that law firms operating on a calendar year basis are busier than ever in December. Along with putting client initiatives first, law firms must get a jump-start on in-house and client matter planning for the next year.

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?