Steven Shapiro, JD
Office: 1251 ARCH | Phone: 240-372-1506 | Email
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
As an engineer and lawyer, Mr. Shapiro has a distinct experience in the interplay of construction and design as well as project development. At The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Mr. Shapiro serves dual functions of project management and strategic planning. In addition, he serves on the company’s national historic preservation group and its national LEED group.
In addition to construction management, Mr. Shapiro formerly practiced law, representing national and regional development entities. He served as lead counsel in the acquisition, financing, construction, tax-free exchange, and leasing of properties including retail, commercial office centers, and multi-family projects. In addition to development entities, he represented equity funds, commercial lenders, and mezzanine investors.
At the University of Maryland, Mr. Shapiro has taught Real Estate Development for the Contractor and Architect in the School of Engineering and is now teaching his first course in the Masters of Real Estate Development program, titled Construction Management and Building Materials for the Professional Developer. Mr. Shapiro is the author of Maryland Real Estate Laws Annotated, published by West/Thomson in 2007, and the author of Maryland Business Laws Annotated, also published by West/Thomson in 2007. In addition, he is the author of articles published in scholarly journals and has been invited to panel presentations on topics relating to design, construction, and sustainable development at national venues such as the International Council of Shopping Centers, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Florida.
Mr. Shapiro earned an undergraduate business administration degree from Georgetown University in 1984, a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987, and a Masters of Law degree from Georgetown Law Center in 1991. In 2004, he received a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland.