A number of lawyers have practiced at major national firms before joining Shaw Fishman, which means we serve major corporations and small businesses alike with a combination of sophisticated advice and responsive counsel. And our lawyers’ combination of commercial bankruptcy and workout experience and hands-on trial capability is rare in a firm our size. It reflects the combination of credentials and experience expected of a firm with our capabilities, giving our clients the benefit of close cooperation with a skilled lawyer who understands the financial and practical costs involved and develops cost-effective solutions tailored to meet specific business needs.
These focused strengths are the foundation of an equally focused practice with nationally recognized capabilities in three specific aspects of the law. While each Shaw Fishman lawyer has areas of particular practice emphasis, all our lawyers work together in collaboration to combine dispute resolution and transactional capabilities in these areas.
Shaw Fishman’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice is among the most extensive and sophisticated in the United States. Our lawyers have the professional leadership background and practical trial skills to handle Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13 and Chapter 15 bankruptcy and reorganization cases that involve billions of dollars in assets, representing large corporations and financial institutions as well as smaller closely-held businesses throughout the country. We understand the goals and expectations of creditors, debtors and lenders can facilitate successful resolutions while minimizing administrative expense.
Companies in a diverse array of business sectors – manufacturing, finance and insurance, pharmaceuticals, professional services, real estate and retailing – rely on Shaw Fishman to assess the risks and develop the strategies for litigation. We understand their business interests, the issues at stake and the best strategy for resolution. Our lawyers’ experience as first and second chairs in jury and bench trials around the country provides a distinct advantage against “litigators” who have never actually tried a case, and gives us the best perspective to advise clients on whether to avoid, commence, settle, try or mediate a dispute.
Diverse experience and a sophisticated yet practical approach are the hallmarks of Shaw Fishman’s real estate practice. We can handle every facet of real estate deals through the complete lifecycle of each transaction: development documentation, financing, land use approvals leasing, sale and – if necessary – workouts and restructuring. That reflects decades of experience in all aspects of commercial and residential ownership and development, with projects consisting of a single building to sophisticated, mixed use developments encompassing hundreds of acres. We are renowned for our land use and zoning experience draw on the firm’s litigation capability to resolve title, construction, eviction and foreclosure disputes.