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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.

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.

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?