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C. Scott Schwefel Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC is pleased to announce that Attorney C. Scott Schwefel has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Membership in The Fellows is limited to one percent (1%) of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Schwefel is a partner in Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC’s litigation practice. He concentrates on real estate litigation, including property tax and eminent domain, as well as employment, business and commercial litigation.  He currently serves as the serves as the Vice-Chair of the Property Tax Committee in the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

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About Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC

Shipman Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC is a small firm comprised of senior-level attorneys concentrating on business law, commercial real estate transactions and litigation.  The firm's attorneys pride themselves on a client-oriented practice and successful results. Several of the attorneys have the highest possible peer ratings in Martindale Hubbell; and have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in America and Superlawyers®.

The firm's clients include Fortune 500 companies, as well as small-to-medium sized businesses, and they provide a full range of legal services. The attorneys have a combined 130 years of legal problem-solving across a wide range of disciplines: corporate, commercial and real estate litigation; shareholder disputes; administrative law and regulatory matters; commercial real estate transactions; financing; business entity formation, transactions and dissolution; employment matters; land use and zoning; eminent domain and condemnation; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; municipal law; property tax appeals; arbitration and mediation.   

About the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. Created by the American Bar Association more than sixty years ago, and supported by annual grants from the American Bar Endowment, the ABF is an independent, non-profit organization that conducts large-scale research projects on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world. Research at the ABF is conducted by a residential research faculty and over 50 affiliated scholars from across the nation and the world. The ABF is the largest recipient of grants from the Law and Social Science Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), where the ABF has an 85% success rate in applications compared to an overall success rate of 21% in the social and economic sciences.

In the following areas and more, the ABF is a thought leader and a source of research that is shaping policy.