Lee & McShane, PC has over 50 years of experience in commercial litigation, business, transactional, and employment matters representing professionals and corporations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia in both State and Federal Court.

Commercial Litigation Practice

We concentrate our practice on the representation of architects and engineers as well as other design professionals in construction disputes. Our extensive experience in the construction industry has benefited our clients in other commercial disputes. With experienced attorneys, we handle both small and large multi-party cases.


Defending architects, engineers, surveyors and other design professionals.

Business and Transactional

We provide our clients with general business advice and various transactional services including:

Contract Creation, Review and Negotiations
Licensing and Copyright Matters
Ownership Transition
Mergers and Acquisitions
Strategic Planning
Risk Management/Litigation Audits
Commercial Lease Review and Negotiations

Real Estate

Representation of real estate professionals, title companies and banks.

Products Liability

EIFS, Lead Paint, Asbestos, FRT plywood, PVC piping, etc.

Employment Law

Lee & McShane, PC counsels employers in all aspects of employment law under federal, state and local statutes and regulation. This practice area includes claims (and potential claims) brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and various other statutory claims. We also advise clients on employment claims involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring and defamation.

We provide legal advice on other related employment issues:

Employment Manuals – Create, reveiw, and revise employee manuals
Employment Contracts – Preparation of terms, non-compete, and non-solicit provisions
Termination – Involving employees, partners and shareholders – advice on documentation, strategy and negotiations
Hiring Procedures – Counseling on interview parameters, reference checks, and offer letters.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lee & McShane’s focus is on assisting design professionals in managing both their business and the risks of doing business in the contentious construction arena. We are familiar with and understand owners’ demands and contractor complaints. Alternative dispute resolution is always considered. Our attorneys are skilled at persuading the other side to agree to mediation, arbitration, and mini-trials ó whenever those methods promise a cost-effective solution.

The firm is an associate member of the ACEC, Consulting Engineers Council of Metropolitan Washington as well as a Professional Affiliate member in local chapters of the American Institute of Architects. Firm attorneys are also in the ABA Forum on Construction, the Construction Law Section of the Virginia State Bar Association and similar bar association activities in Maryland and D.C.

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