Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“I greatly appreciate their individual and work ethic – they are committed to getting the job done.”

John Driggs – Owner, The Driggs Company, LLC


Judah Lifschitz quoted regarding a successful trial team

Judah Lifschitz was recently quoted in a Law360 article entitled 7 Dos And Don’ts For Staffing A Trial Team. The article stated that trials could be won or lost based on the makeup and chemistry of a litigation team.

Laura Fraher and Kelley Halliburton honored as members of the 2013 capital pro bono honor roll

Chief Judge Eric Washington of the D.C. Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Lee Satterfield of the D.C. Superior Court recently announced the 2013 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll of attorneys who have contributed at least 50 hours to serving the legal needs of those living in poverty in the area.

Kelley Halliburton is listed on the 2013 Honor Roll, while Laura Fraher is recognized on the 2013 High Honor Roll as an attorney who performed 100 or more hours of pro bono service last year.

Judah Lifschitz recently published Best Practices for Construction Dispute Mediation

Judah Lifschitz, Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram recently published in Construction Blog regarding the high success rate of mediation in resolving construction disputes.

B.A. Spignardo publishes article on financing for hotel developments

B.A. Spignardo, a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Business groups was recently published in Hospitality and Tax Law360. Ms. Spignardo’s article, A Look at Alernative Financing for Hotel Developments focuses on:

- New Market Tax Credits

- EB-5 Immigrant Investor Financing, and

New Developments Relating to the EPA’s Carbon Rules

On March 12, 2014, the House Subcommittees on Energy and the Environment held joint hearings on the science of “Capture and Storage” and “Understanding the EPA’s Carbon Rules.”

Judah Lifschitz and George Carry published in Construction Executive's December 2013 edition

Judah Lifschitz and George Carry recently authored an article, "The Enforceability of Liquidated Damages Clauses" that published in the December 2013 issue of Construction Executive.  The article focuses on enforcement of liquidated damage provisions within large construction project contracts.

Steven Schram, Co-President of SLS, receives the 2013 Anti-Defamation League Achievement Award

On October 12, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) paid tribute to Steven Schram, Co-President and Managing Principal of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, awarding him the prestigious 2013 ADL Achievement Award in recognition of his many years of tremendous leadership as ADL’s Washington, D.C., Regional Board chair.

Ronald Shapiro selected 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law

Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram is pleased to announce that Ronald Shapiro has been selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in real estate law by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media. The Top Rated Lawyer Awards are limited to Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ranked attorneys, the organizations most prestigious rating.  

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?