Renée Lane-Kunz co-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;
- Separation and severance agreements;
- 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
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.
The Daily Record has selected Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler partner Renée Lane-Kunz to receive a 2017 Leadership in Law Award.
Renée Lane-Kunz has been promoted to Partner.
Renée Lane-Kunz is featured in today's Maryland Daily Record.
Renée Lane-Kunz, the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer and co-chair of its Employment Law Group, has been named President of the Association of Legal Administrators, Maryland Chapter.
Eric R. Harlan and Renée Lane-Kunz gave an employment law seminar for the Association of Legal Administrators, Maryland Chapter.
Shapiro Sher's Spring 2014 Employment Law Report focuses on the cyber threats faced by small and medium-sized businesses and the cybersecurity regulations that will impact them most.
The new Maryland Super Lawyers list, just published by Thomson Reuters, names nearly all of the Firm's attorneys, including four lawyers identified as “Rising Stars” of the legal community.
Read Shapiro Sher's July 2013 Employment Law Update
Read Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler's Employment Law Report for May 2013.