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Karen N Shapiro

Karen N Shapiro

Practice areas:

Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment & Labor

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About Me

Karen Shapiro brings a depth of knowledge and experience to guiding clients through complex business decisions. Whether buying or selling businesses, raising capital, negotiating commercial contracts, or addressing employment issues, she is uniquely prepared to advise businesses and help them achieve their objectives. A problem solver by nature, Karen’s approach to serving clients is grounded by her business background including an MBA. She understands that clients need real time advice that makes sense in the business world. 


Placing a premium on service and value, Karen helps clients throughout the full lifecycle of a business: from building new enterprises to managing thriving businesses and transitioning ownership to others when the time is right. She has successfully handled the transition of a multitude of businesses to market buyers, key employees and family members. In addition, Karen is particularly well versed in dealing with business disputes including disputes among business owners and a variety of employment related claims. Her clients view her as an external general counsel and member of their management team. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Business: 50%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%

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Contact Info

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

25 West Middle Lane
Rockville, MD, 20850

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200703/11/2014
DCActive 200205/24/2015
MDActive200107/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington DC Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Power Players FinalistSmart CEO Magazine2013
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalStein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC2002 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Exit Planning ExchangeBoard Member2012 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Business Law SectionAdvisory Council Member2011 - Present
Society for Human Resource ManagementMontgomery County Chapter, Legislative Affairs Director2010 - 2011
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County Chapter)MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, June 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, May 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, April 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, March 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, February 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, January 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, December 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, September 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, October 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, November 20112011
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, December 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, November 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, October 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, September 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, June 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, May 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, April 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, March 20102010
MC SHRM Chapter NewsletterLegislative Affairs Update, February 20102010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University Kogod School of BusinessN/AMBA2000
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Binghamton UniversityBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
XPX DC Metro's Inaugural Owners AcademySecuring the Right Capital vs. Any ole' Capital2015
M&T Bank Future Focus SeminarM&T Bank Future Focus Seminar2015
Leadership Montgomery Breakfast Business AcademyDeveloping Leadership and Succession Plans2015
Clear Rock Exit Planning SeriesLifecycle of Selling a Business2015
Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax ProfessionalsLifecycle of a business transaction2014
Maryland Association of CPAsAnatomy of the Deal2014
Early Cassidy and Schilling event for business ownersBusiness Law Basics2014
CLE SeminarAnatomy of an LLC Operating Agreement2014
SmartCEO MagazineMillard Bennett, Don Sperling and Karen Shapiro to present at SmartCEO Seminar2013
Maryland Society of Accountants, Inc.Karen Shapiro to speak on Employment Law issues for accountants2013
M&T Bank Montgomery County Business BankingM&T Bank event for business owners2013
CPE Update, LLCMark Schweighofer and Karen Shapiro to present a CPE Update2013
CPE Update, LLCThe Anatomy of a Deal: Legal and Tax Aspects of Buying or Selling a Business2013
Montgomery County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (MC SHRM)Legislative Update2012
Maryland Society of AccountantsAnatomy of buying and selling a business2012
Maryland Association of CPAsAnatomy of buying and selling a business2012
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyDivorcing Husbands, Wives and Businesses CLE Seminar2012
Stein Sperling Seminar SeriesEmployment Law for Subcontractors2011
MCMS Spring Educational ConferenceEmployment Law FAQs2011
Maryland Society of Accountants Seminar SeriesHuman Resources in the Accounting Practice2011
Maryland Society of Accountants Seminar SeriesHuman Resources in the Accounting Practice2011
Maryland Society of Accountants EventHiring Process2011
Maryland Society of Accountant's EventHuman Resources in the Accounting Practice2011
Maryland Association of CPAs EventAnatomy of Buying and Selling a Business2011
Maryland Association of CPAs - Anne Arundel Event ChapterBuying or Selling a Business2011
Stein Sperling Seminar SeriesDivorcing Husbands, Wives & Businesses2010
Maryland Society of Accountants Solo and Smal Firm Principal's RetreatEmployment Law for Accountants2010
"Money Matters" program, MMC TVAgreements Among Business Owners2010