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News & Publications

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 "Lateral thinking." Mr. Brown is a partner in Shapiro Sher's Litigation Group, concentrating in complex insurance matters.

Paul Mark Sandler presents "Sacco & Vanzetti" trial training program


The 1921 Sacco and Vanzetti trial was the basis of the latest training program offered by the American Bar Association's Litigation Institute for Trial Training, founded by Paul Mark Sandler. The program was held at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Baltimore.

Shapiro Sher is moving to W. Pratt Street


As of December 20, 2014, our Baltimore address will be: 250 West Pratt Street, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21201. Click here for more information about the new downtown office.   

Is it Possible to Use Too Many Adverbs in Court


By Paul Mark Sandler

Do you knowingly or unwittingly use an abundance of adverbs in your legal briefs and prepared statements for trial? According to the Wall Street Journal last week, you likely do. Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Gershman, in a clever front-page article titled “Why Adverbs, Maligned by Many, Flourish in the American Legal System,” (October 8, 2014) points out that though many writers of prose eschew the adverb, it is ubiquitous in courtrooms around the country.

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Maryland Daily Record profiles Shapiro Sher's Renée Lane-Kunz


Renée Lane-Kunz is featured in an article titled, "The practice & the practical: Shapiro Sher COO puts business background to use for firm and clients," in today's Maryland Daily Record.

The UK versus the US: Paul Mark Sandler moderates mock trial in London


Paul Mark Sandler served as moderator at a program in London titled "Trial Practices and Tactics in England and the United States." The program featured a mock trial in which the plaintiff was represented by members of the Distinguished Barristers of England and Wales, and the defendant was represented by Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Sandler is a Fellow of the ACTL.  

Matthew Esworthy speaks at the IMLA Annual Conference on cybercrime and local government


Shapiro Sher partner Matthew Esworthy was a featured speaker at the International Municipal Lawyers Association's 79th Annual Conference, on the topic of cybercrime at the local-government level. As his special guest, Mr. Esworthy presented FBI Special Agent Daniel Gray of the FBI's Baltimore Field Office.

"Best Lawyers in America 2015" includes seven Shapiro Sher attorneys, two of whom are cited as "Lawyers of the Year"


Seven attorneys at Shapiro Sher have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 with two of the seven identified as Baltimore Lawyers of the Year: Shapiro Sher Chair and Bankruptcy Group head Joel I. Sher and Paul Mark Sandler, head of the Firm's Litigation Group. 

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WSJ: Thornburg trustee reaches deal with Barclays


Barclays Capital, Inc., offers to pay $23 million to settle claims brought by Joel I. Sher, the court-appointed trustee overseeing the liquidation of TMST, Inc., formerly known as Thornburg Mortgage, the Wall Street Journal reports.  

Esworthy named to Penn State Alumni Council


Shapiro Sher partner Matthew Esworthy has been named to the 2014-2015 Penn State Alumni Council, the largest alumni association in the United States. Mr. Esworthy also serves as President of the Penn State Law School Alumni Association.

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"Understanding the Liquidation Value of Membership Interests in LLCs"


Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler's Banking and Financial Services Report for Summer 2014 focuses on what lenders should consider before entering into a lending relationship with a borrower or guarantor who has a membership interest in an LLC. Click here for the full report.

Barclays Capital's summary judgement request denied, in litigation brought against Barclays by TMST trustee Joel I. Sher


Barclays Capital's motion for summary judgement was denied by the US District Court in Maryland, in litigation brought against Barclays by TMST trustee and Shapiro Sher partner, Joel I. Sher. Law360 reported on this latest development in the long-running case.

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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).

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).