Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

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Evans Barba – President and CEO, Barba Consulting


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 January 27th and 28th in Houston, Texas.  Focusing on EPC Contracts and their provisions, techniques, and principles, attendees will:

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner publish article in The Voice Magazine – CURT

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner recently published an article entitled, “Fired Up and Ready to Go,” in the Fall 2014 issue of The Voice, the official magazine of The Construction Users Roundtable (“CURT”).  The article discusses a contractual strategy that would allow a power plant owner to begin generating power prior to Substantial Completion as defined in an engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) contract.

Christopher W. Mahoney quoted as expert source in Law360

Law360 recently interviewed Christopher W. Mahoney, Vice President and a member of the firm’s trial practice group, as an expert source for an article entitled “5 Tips for Small Firms Aiming To Land Big Cases.”

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner article featured in Construction Today

Judah Lifschitz and Daniel A. Kapner recently published an article entitled “Avoiding Double Recovery” in Construction Today. The article discusses how laws governing duplicate mechanics’ liens vary from state to state and offers advice regarding legal remedies.

Judah Lifschitz recently profiled in Bisnow

Judah Lifschitz was recently profiled in the Bisnow Morning Brief. When asked about his most memorable project, Judah cited defending New Athens Generating Company, LLC against Bechtel’s multi-million dollar claims and collecting $27 million for his client, in one of the largest liquidated damages awards in the history of the construction industry. 

Proposed legislation would impact commercial real estate exchanges

There is legislation currently being discussed that is gaining traction and which could significantly impact § 1031 exchanges of commercial real estate properties after 2014! There are a couple of proposals which might potentially affect §1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed the Tax Reform Act of 2014. In its current form, this proposal repeals §1031 in its entirety.

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram Welcomes Christopher Mahoney to the Firm

Veteran litigator joins firm’s growing trial practice group

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?