Kenneth A. Shapiro

Kenneth A. Shapiro

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-812-4748
Fax:
404-812-4740
Email:

Kenneth A. Shapiro is committed to serving his clients in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, creditor bankruptcy, business and commercial law, contracts, uniform commercial code, real estate, commercial collections, and landlord/tenant issues. He and Richard Mitchell started Mitchell & Shapiro LLP after Mr. Shapiro spent many successful years with the respected firms Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy; Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, and Altman, Kritzer & Levick. He brings to Mitchell & Shapiro LLP significant litigation experience, a record of success, and unparalleled dedication to his clients.

Mr. Shapiro graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and from the Emory University School of Law, where he was the Notes and Comments editor of the Emory Law Journal. He has represented a broad variety of reputable clients, including Inland Real Estate, Ingles Markets, Primrose School Franchising Company, Highwoods Properties, The National Basketball Association, and Lone Star Equities. He has passed the Certified Public Accountants examination and is a member of numerous esteemed professional organizations, such as the UCC and Creditors’ Rights Committees of the State Bar of Georgia, and the bankruptcy section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

In addition, Mr. Shapiro has shown support for the community by serving three terms as president of the Princeton Square Homeowners Association and by hosting informative lectures on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy topics. The readers of Atlanta Magazine have consistently voted him a “Georgia Super Lawyer” in general litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors’ Rights & Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Commercial Collections
  • Real Estate Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1981
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Member and Notes & Comments Editor Emory Law Journal, 1979-1981
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1978
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Clients

  • Primrose School Franchising Company
  • Ingles Markets, Incorporated
  • National Basketball Association
  • Hanmi Bank
  • Western Union
  • Inland Real Estate
  • Lone Star Equities
  • Charter Communications

References

  • James Bacchetta, Highwoods Properties
  • John Allen, Legacy Financial Advisors
  • Bert Bittourna, Inland Real Estate
  • Robert Simons, Esq., Partner, Hartman, Simons & Wood
  • Daniel Wiener, Lone Star Equities, Inc.
  • I.J. Rosenberg, President, Score Atlanta
  • Cindy Halliday, Manager, Primrose School Franchising Company
  • Robert Wildstein, Esq., Partner, Bodker Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein

Honors and Awards

  • Named Atlanta Super Lawyer in general litigation, Atlanta Magazine, March 2005-2011, 2015 - 2017
  • Georgia Trend's 2015 Legal Elite
  • Passed the Certified Public Accountants Exam

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • UCC and Creditor Rights Committees of the State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association,, Bankruptcy Section
  • Princeton Square Homeowners Association, 3 Term President

Past Employment Positions

  • Altman, Kritzer & Levick, P.C., Partner, 1990 - 1996
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Associate, 1987 - 1990
  • Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Associate, 1981 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Habeas Corpus Death Penalty Proceedings, 1981 – 1996 (Georgia Supreme Court determined it was unconstitutional to execute the mentally retarded)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Alpha