Rooted in Experience



Rooted in deep experience, Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram's business transaction attorneys are a go-to resource for small and middle market business entities in the Washington, DC area.

Our attorneys range in experience from a minimum of 15 years to more than 35 years. From the very basic to the most sophisticated of business transactions, our clients receive the benefit of a veteran legal advisor who is not only capable of handling the technical aspects of the transaction, but who can be counted upon for sound business advice and judgment as well. We make it a point to know and truly understand the client’s business, because our experience tells us that knowledge adds more value to the client relationship.

Serving as general and special outside counsel to corporations, limited and general partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies, we assist our clients with compliance issues and requirements, as well as provide seasoned legal and business advice honed over decades of experience in a variety of industries. Simply put, we understand our clients and the critical value that matters most to them.

Specifically, we work with clients in the following areas:

  • Structuring the formation, ownership, management, financing and operation of business entities
  • Draft and negotiate business contracts of all types
  • Handle structuring and documenting of mergers, sales and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, redemptions and recapitalizations
  • Negotiate equity and financing arrangements, real and personal property leases, and manufacturing, distribution and licensing arrangements
  • Advise real estate clients in the formation of partnerships and joint ventures for the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of real estate projects, including commercial office buildings, warehouses, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, hotels and multi-family housing
  • Draft and negotiate employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and structure executive compensation arrangements
  • Advise clients in connection with secured and unsecured loan transactions
  • Assist with the due diligence activities in connection with contemplated acquisitions and financings