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Lee/Shoemaker PLLC Presents 29th Annual Case Review

Washington, DC, December 7, 2023 – From 1 pm to 5 pm, Jonathan C. Shoemaker, Joseph W. Cooch, and Paul E. Knupp, III presented the 29th Annual Review of Legal Decisions Affecting Architects and Engineers at the District Architecture Center, with a cameo appearance from James F. Lee, Jr. to conclude the program. During the

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Andrea N. Ramirez Joins Lee/Shoemaker Team

Washington, DC, December 5, 2023 – Lee/Shoemaker PLLC is pleased to announce that Andrea N. Ramirez, a talented litigator who spent the past couple of years at the DC Office of the Attorney General, has joined the firm. Andrea looks forward to bringing her experience in the courtroom to the representation of design professionals, and

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Lee/Shoemaker PLLC Congratulates Co-Founder James F. Lee, Jr on His Retirement at the End of 2023!

Jim focused the vast majority of his nearly 49 years of practice solely on representing design professionals. Representative cases included successful jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations on a wide variety of projects including jails, schools, power plants, custom homes and civil engineering projects. Jim’s approach consistently embraced the technical aspects of design practice, explaining

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Taylor T. Dolan Presents at ROG Conference

Washington, DC, November 1, 2023 — Today, Taylor T. Dolan of Lee/Shoemaker PLLC presented alongside Steve Gido at the Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ Annual Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference. During the course of the presentation, Taylor discussed the current M&A landscape, buyer and seller motivations, private equity influence, valuation and deal structure trends, risks

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Lee/Shoemaker PLLC Presents National Webinar

Washington, DC, October 18, 2023 – Paul E. Knupp, III and Curtis A. Orshoski of Lee/Shoemaker PLLC presented, “Contracts: Foundations for Success,” to members of Business of Light from across the country. During the course of their discussion, Paul and Curt addressed critical contract clauses, discussed standard of care related issues, and identified strategies for

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Lee/Shoemaker PLLC Presents to MDSPE

Linthicum Heights, MD, October 12, 2023 – Jos. Scott Shannon and Dalene A. Radcliffe presented, “Document, Document, Document — The Importance of Project Record Keeping,” to the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers at the 2023 Maryland Engineering Conference. During the course of their discussion, Scott and Dalene discussed contract provisions establishing documentation obligations, as well

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Lee/Shoemaker PLLC Presents to Business of Light

Washington, DC, August 16, 2023 – Joseph W. Cooch and Paul E. Knupp, III presented, “The Life Cycle of a Design Firm: Startup and Operations,” to Business of Light, an organization of architectural lighting professionals. In the first of a three-part series, Joe and Paul addressed corporate documents, risk management, and insurance issues affecting architectural

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Lee/Shoemaker Team Advises on External Acquisition

Washington, DC, July 18, 2023 – James F. Lee, Jr., Paul E. Knupp, III, and Taylor T. Dolan counseled Group One Partners, Inc. in relation to its recently-closed transaction with JCJ Architecture. Group One-JCJ Release Announcement

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Joseph Cooch Presents at AIA-Virginia’s 2023 Art of Practice

Charlottesville, VA, July 21, 2023 – At the 2023 Art of Practice put on by AIA-Virginia, Joseph W. Cooch of Lee/Shoemaker PLLC presented on liability issues, and risk management strategies for addressing those liability issues, to the attendees.

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Joseph Cooch and Paul Knupp Present to AIA-Richmond

Richmond, VA, June 15, 2023 – Joseph W. Cooch and Paul E. Knupp, III of Lee/Shoemaker PLLC presented the 2023 Case Review of Legal Decisions Affecting Architects for AIA-Richmond. Over the course of 90 minutes, Joe and Paul reviewed a number of cases from across the country from 2023 affecting architects, identifying practical lessons learned related

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