Karen Shapiro brings a depth of knowledge and experience to guiding clients through... more
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 b... view profile
I represent many types of business clients in their formation, financing, operation... more
I represent many types of business clients in their formation, financing, operation and disposition. I represent real estate developers and other owners of real property in connection with the formation of special taxing districts, tax increment financing districts, and other public-private partnerships, as well as structure joint venture agreements among investors and operators of real propert... view profile
A native of Baltimore, MD Mr. Katz received his undergraduate degree from the... more
A native of Baltimore, MD Mr. Katz received his undergraduate degree from the American University (Washington, DC) -- BS Political Science/Justice (1994), law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1997, and Masters of Taxation (LLM) from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) in 1998. Mr. Katz academic record placed him on the Dean's List for second and third years of Law Sc... view profile
I have served as General Counsel to Community Ministries of Rockville since 2005 on... more
I have served as General Counsel to Community Ministries of Rockville since 2005 on a pro bono basis and was instrumental in helping the organization open its Mansfield Kasemen Health Clinic in Rockville, serving the underprivileged/uninsured in our community.
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.