Lawrence Shapiro is chair of the Litigation Department. He devotes his practice to commercial litigation, employment law, eminent domain, property disputes and municipal law.
In successfully representing clients in matters as diverse as partnership and business organization disputes, contract actions, property rights disputes, restrictive covenant and trade secret actions, and prerogative writ actions, Larry believes preparation and immersion in a file are critical to effectively representing his clients and have helped him develop a “habit of winning.” He also believes continual communication with the client is key.
Larry believes that making sure the client has a clear understanding of the litigation process and the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ respective positions is central to the client making knowledgeable and sound decisions in terms of potential settlement, trial and appeal of court rulings. Helping a client maximize their resources and efforts in a cost-efficient manner to achieve a result that is the most beneficial to the client, in as timely a manner as possible, is central to his philosophy of litigation.
Following his graduation from law school, Larry served as law clerk to the Honorable Ira E. Kreizman, J.S.C., retired.
Larry is a member of the Monmouth Bar Association and has served on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Membership and Chancery Practice committees.
Larry has served as an adjunct professor of business law at Monmouth University and is currently a member of the university’s business council. A lifelong resident of West Long Branch, he has been involved in coaching youth sports, and he is a past president of the Monmouth County Volunteer Center, as well as a former board member of Family and Children’s Services of Monmouth County and Monmouth Park Charities. He has also served on the executive board and as president of his synagogue.