April 26, 2019

Chambers USA 2019 names Shapiro Sher among leading firms

Chambers USA, a preeminent guide to the U.S. legal industry, has released its 2019 rankings, identifying five Shapiro Sher partners in its survey of Maryland lawyers. Each attorney is cited in his respective practice area:

  • Alex J. Brown – Insurance
  • William E. Carlson – Corporate/M&A and REITs: Maryland Counsel
  • Richard M. Goldberg – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Paul Mark Sandler – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Joel I. Sher – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

The Chambers USA 2019 guide also names Shapiro Sher in a select list of leading firms for Bankruptcy and Restructuring. According to the guide, the firm is home to a “[d]istinguished bankruptcy practice with a strong track record advising creditors, debtors and trustees on high-value bankruptcy filings, further demonstrating notable ability in financial services, retail and real estate sectors.”

The guide goes on to quote sources as saying that Mr. Sher, chairman of the firm and head of its bankruptcy practice, is “‘a wonderful attorney’” and “‘very effective, very smart, knowledgeable and experienced.’” Similarly, the guide describes Mr. Goldberg as “frequently sought out to represent debtors, creditors and committees in significant bankruptcy litigation[.]”

Ranked in Chambers USA for the first time this year, Mr. Brown, who heads Shapiro Sher’s insurance practice, is lauded as “well regarded for both his representation of policyholders and his regulatory expertise[.]” The guide also quotes sources as saying that Mr. Carlson is a “‘terrific’ practitioner and ‘a very good corporate lawyer.’” Lastly, it cites Mr. Sandler’s “broad-based practice that encompasses commercial and antitrust litigation, as well as offering strength in white-collar criminal defense.”

Chambers USA is a division of Chambers & Partners, which publishes selective annual guides to the most respected law firms and lawyers in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Its rankings are read by industry-leading companies and organizations worldwide.

Shapiro Sher was founded in 1972 by Ronald M. Shapiro with the mission of providing outstanding legal counsel for Maryland businesses of all sizes. With offices in Baltimore and Washington D.C., the Firm is nationally recognized for its practices in business law, litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.