Steven H. Schram ("Steve") is Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram and serves as the firm's managing principal. Steve's broad range of seasoned experience in finance and accounting sets him apart from other attorneys in his field. His decorated educational background includes studies in finance and accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a corporate and tax oriented legal education at Georgetown University Law Center. Steve gained real-world experience in these arenas as an audit staff member with Ernst & Young, CPAs during a five-year engagement as COO, CFO and general counsel to Washington, DC’s largest furniture retailer. This experience, coupled with over 26 years in private law practice, makes Steve uniquely qualified as the “go to” business and transactional attorney for entrepreneurs and small to middle market businesses in the Washington, DC area.
Steve’s practice covers the areas of business, commercial transactions, corporate, real estate and tax. He has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring and documenting a broad range of complex transactions, including:
- Business/entity formations (including the development of capital and governance structures for corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and trusts)
- Mergers, sales and acquisitions of business entities and business assets
- Acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing of real estate assets
- Secured and unsecured financing transactions
Closely allied to these skills, and of great benefit to his clients, is Steve’s depth in other areas affecting business entities, including:
- Structuring and negotiating a broad range of business contracts
- Executive employment contracts and executive compensation arrangements
- Service agreements
- Licenses for intellectual property
- Healthcare contracts and ventures
- Management agreements
- Factoring agreements
- Retail private label finance agreements
Because of Steve’s broad business and transactional experience, entrepreneurs and business entities frequently turn to him to serve as their general and special counsel. For organizations who either have chosen not to devote resources to in-house counsel or seek an outside resource to complement their in-house counsel capability, Steve serves as an integral, trustworthy part of their team.
Steve represents clients in a variety of industries, including: real estate ownership; development and management; real estate brokerage; hotel ownership and development; retail; automobile dealerships; catering facilities; financial services; sports management; credit card processing; healthcare; professional and other services; public relations; premium finance; internet services; among others.
As a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney and with multiple appearances in peer group listings such as “Super Lawyers” (Law and Politics) and Biltmore Who’s Who, Steve has been recognized as an attorney of the highest level of competence and the highest level of integrity and ethics.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|co-president||Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, PC||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Anti Defmation League||Chairman of the Washington DC Regional Board||1989 - Present|
|Georgetown University Law Center||N/A||1978|
|University of Pennsylvania||N/A||1975|
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Mon Jan 28 2013
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