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News & Publications

Latest Entries

Lenders: How to plan for an SBA 7(a) loan liquidation


Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler's Winter 2015 Banking & Financial Services newsletter focuses on the steps lenders should take at the outset of a loan default to strengthen the likelihood of a full recovery on an SBA loan guarantee. 

Ron Shapiro presents updated edition of "The Power of Nice" at Enoch Pratt Library


Shapiro Sher's Ron Shapiro speaks today at the Enoch Pratt Free Library about the newly revised and updated edition of his best-selling book, The Power of Nice. Click here for more information. 

Shapiro Sher's Renée Lane-Kunz named partner


Renée Lane-Kunz, the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer and co-head of its Employment Law Group,has been named a Partner of the Firm. She previously served as Of Counsel. Ms. Lane-Kunz is also President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), Maryland Chapter. 

Baltimore Magazine's Q & A with Ron Shapiro


Baltimore Magazine's February 2015 issue features a profile with Shapiro Sher's Ron Shapiro about the new edition of his best-selling book, The Power of Nice.

Maryland Super Lawyers 2015 list includes 14 Shapiro Sher attorneys


Fourteen Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler are cited in Maryland Super Lawyers 2015, including one attorney listed as a Top 10 Maryland lawyer, two listed in the Top 100, and four “Rising Stars.”

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"Should you put a witness on the stand if you think he might not tell the truth?"


Shapiro Sher's Paul Mark Sandler blogs about lawyers, witnesses and Rule 3.3 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, in his blog: The Art of Advocacy. 

Larry Gibson is keynote speaker at Harford Humanitarian Awards luncheon


The Baltimore Sun reports on Shapiro Sher's Larry S. Gibson's keynote address in the article, "Law professor shares memories of segregation during annual Harford Humanitarian Awards luncheon."

Anna Skelton joins Shapiro Sher's Litigation Group


Anna Z. Skelton has joined Shapiro Sher's Litigation Group as an associate. She focuses in commercial and business litigation matters, including complex insurance matters, real estate and investment-related cases, and other contractual disputes.

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"Best Law Firms 2015" includes thirteen Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler practice areas


Thirteen of the Firm's practice areas have received rankings in the 2015 “Best Law Firm” rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The honored practices involve all of the firm’s attorneys.  Additionally, two of the firm’s practice areas are cited in the guide’s National Rankings.

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Shapiro Sher moves to new West Pratt Street office


Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler is now located at 250 West Pratt Street in Baltimore, the landmark office building owned by TIER REIT, Inc., near Camden Yards. Shapiro Sher's phone and fax number remain unchanged. For more information on the firm's recent move, click here. 

Super Lawyers gives Shapiro Sher top honors for business and transactions fourth year in a row


Super Lawyers new 2014 Business Edition names Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler the "Top Mid-Size Law Firm in Maryland" for business and transactions. This is the fourth consecutive year that Shapiro Sher has received this honor.

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New Shapiro Sher partner Alex Brown featured in Maryland Daily Record


The Maryland Daily Record today features Shapiro Sher's newest partner Alex Brown in an article titled "Laterally Thinking." Mr. Brown is a partner in Shapiro Sher's Litigation Group, concentrating in complex insurance matters.

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Books Published

Perfecting Your Pitch: How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Finding Words That Work, by Ronald M. Shapiro and Jeff Barker (Hudson Street Press, 2013)

Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice, Larry S. Gibson (Prometheus Books, 2012)

Anatomy of a Trial: A Handbook for Young Lawyers, Second Edition, by Paul Mark Sandler (ABA Book Publishing, 2014)

The Power of Nice: How to Negotiate So Everyone Wins--Especially You!, by Ronald M. Shapiro and Mark A. Jankowski (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998).

Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal, Fourth Edition, edited by Paul Mark Sandler and Andrew D. Levy (Maryland State Bar Association, 2014).

Pleading Causes of Action, Fifth Edition, by Paul Mark Sandler and James K. Archibald (Maryland State Bar Association, 2013).

Maryland Discovery Problems & Solutions, by Hon. Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, and Paul Mark Sandler (Maryland State Bar Association, 2008).

Anatomy of a Trial: A Primer For Young Lawyers, by Paul Mark Sandler (Maryland State Bar Association, 2008).

The 12 Secrets of Persuasive Argument, by Paul Mark Sandler, JoAnne A. Epps, and Ronald J. Waicukauski (ABA Book Publishing, 2009).

Bullies, Tyrants & Impossible People: How to Beat Them Without Joining Them, by Ronald M. Shapiro and Mark A. Jankowski, with James Dale. (Crown Business, 2005).

Pattern Examinations of Witnesses for the Maryland Lawyer, Fourth Edition, by Paul Mark Sandler and James K. Archibald. (Maryland State Bar Association, 2006)

Raising the Bar: Practice Tips and Trial Technique for Young Maryland Lawyers, by Paul Mark Sandler (Maryland State Bar Association, 2006).

Discovery Problems and Their Solutions, Second Edition, by Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, Paul Mark Sandler. (ABA Book Publishing, 2010).

Model Witness Examinations, Third Edition, by James K. Archibald and Paul Mark Sandler (ABA Book Publishing, 2011).

Raising the Bar

Litigation partner Paul Mark Sandler was the author of "Raising the Bar," a regular column on trial advocacy that for several years appeared in the Friday edition of The Daily Record and other Dolan Media newspapers around the country.

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