AIA Contracts and Covid-19: Force Majeure, Suspension, and Financial Assurance

May 06, 2020

The disruption of business activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic presents a number of legal issues for the construction industry, several of which are addressed in the AIA form contract documents, writes David B. Applefeld.

"Covid-19 Business Interruption Coverage Key to Saving Maryland's Economy"

May 01, 2020

Alex J. Brown and Jessica L. Swadow write for the Baltimore Business Journal​ on proposed legislation requiring insurers to pay uncovered Covid-19 business interruption claims.

Shapiro Sher Recognized as Leading Firm in Chambers USA 2020

April 24, 2020

Chambers USA, a preeminent guide to the U.S. legal industry, has released its 2020 rankings, naming five Shapiro Sher attorneys in its survey of Maryland lawyers.

The Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 Gains Industry Support

April 23, 2020

Several real estate industry trade associations have moved to support passage of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020, writes David B. Applefeld. ​​

The Paycheck Protection Program: Unintended Risks for Lenders

April 16, 2020

The Banking & Financial Services Group discusses implementation of procedures by lenders during the PPP loan process to mitigate risk.​

Real Estate, Leases & Covid-19

April 13, 2020

In this new Real Estate and Construction Law Report, Shapiro Sher attorneys David B. Applefeld and Mark L. Miller examine the ways the pandemic may impact leases and real estate development projects​.

Will Insurers Cover Business Interruption Claims?

March 31, 2020

If your business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, an insurance policy review should be undertaken to determine if coverage may be available, write Alex J. Brown and Jessica L. Swadow in The Daily Record.

COVID-19 Update: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act

March 28, 2020

An overview of the CARES Act from the Shapiro Sher team.

COVID-19 Preparations at Shapiro Sher

March 25, 2020

As Shapiro Sher monitors the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to protecting the health of employees and clients, and to providing reliable business counsel throughout the crisis. To that end, on March 13 our Firm implemented a comprehensive business-continuity plan that has allowed our attorneys and staff to provide uninterrupted service. Though our physical offices are temporarily closed, Shapiro Sher’s attorneys and staff, through their virtual offices, are equipped and prepared to carry on the business of the Firm while working off-site. We will continue to be responsive to our clients’ needs as we assist them in weathering this pandemic and its impact on our business community. Questions about the Firm’s COVID-19 response and protocols can be forwarded to Partner and Chief Operating Officer Renée Lane-Kunz at