Attorney Profile

Renée Lane-Kunz chairs the Employment Law Group at Shapiro Sher. Drawing on her wealth of experience in human resources and executive management positions in the hospitality and tourism industries, Ms. Lane-Kunz provides employment counsel to clients in diverse industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, education, information technology, biotechnology, and government contracting.

In her practice, Ms. Lane-Kunz authors employee handbooks, regularly negotiates and drafts employment, separation, non-competition, and other agreements on behalf of both employers and employees, and successfully resolves complaints brought against employers by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.

In conjunction with her experience in information technology businesses, Ms. Lane-Kunz also advises companies on licensing, copyright and trademark registration, as well as general corporate law matters.

Ms. Lane-Kunz and her employment law team at Shapiro Sher assist organizations in a wide spectrum of employment law matters, including:

  • Recruiting and hiring practices;
  • Employment discrimination;
  • Employment agreements;
  • Wage-and-hour disputes;
  • Sexual harassment;
  • Executive compensation;
  • Retaliation;
  • Separation and severance agreements;
  • Terminations;
  • Independent contractors;
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act;
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act;
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act; and
  • Other laws and regulations affecting employers.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Lane-Kunz serves as Shapiro Sher's Chief Operating Officer. In that role, she is responsible for the oversight and management of the Firm's accounting, facilities, human resources, information technology, and records departments.

Having worked in Europe and Scandinavia, Ms. Lane-Kunz is well traveled and holds dual citizenship in Switzerland and the United States.


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators
  • Past President, Association of Legal Administrators, Maryland Chapter
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member, Chesapeake Human Resources Association
  • Alumni, Greater Baltimore Committee LEADERship Program (2018)

News & Publications

July 28, 2020
Balancing Act: How to blend strength and flexibility into your employee handbook

​Legal Management, the magazine of the Association of Legal Administrators, speaks with partner and Chief Operating Officer Renée S. Lane-Kunz​ ​​about employee handbooks for law firms.

April 03, 2017
Renée Lane-Kunz Selected for Leadership in Law Award

The Daily Record has selected Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler partner Renée Lane-Kunz to receive a 2017 Leadership in Law Award.