Mark Shaffer is a first chair trial attorney with significant courtroom experience. He has litigated throughout the United States with substantial experience in the state and federal courts of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Shaffer concentrates his litigation practice in construction litigation, eminent domain, contract disputes, land use litigation, and leasing disputes. He represents owners, developers, contractors, project engineers and design professionals at all levels of the state and federal courts, and includes litigating a wide variety of design defects, differing site conditions, delay claims, and change orders. He also represents owners and developers in zoning appeals, development agreements, easement rights and restrictive covenant disputes.
Mr. Shaffer also litigates a wide variety of government contract claims, including disputes between prime and subcontractors, contract termination claims, teaming agreement disputes, and non-compete agreement disputes.
Mr. Shaffer also has significant experience litigating business and corporate disputes, including fraud, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty claims and derivative actions. He routinely assists shareholders with enforcing their rights to inspect corporate books and records, to obtain accountings of their investments and corporate assets, and to hold corporate officers and directors accountable for breaches of their corporate duties.
Although he focuses on litigation, Mr. Shaffer has assisted clients on all levels of service, including advice, strategy, litigation, and settlement negotiations. Mr. Shaffer is also routinely called upon to present legal seminars to businesses and clients on a variety of matters concerning construction litigation, condemnation procedures, easement acquisition and rights, and e-discovery.
Before he attained his law degree, Mr. Shaffer served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Shaffer continues to serve with the United States Marine Corps Reserves, and previously served in Iraq.