Harry D. Shapiro

Harry D. Shapiro

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8658
Fax: (410) 332-8660

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Harry D. Shapiro

Partner

Harry Shapiro's practice focuses on taxation law, tax litigation and tax-exempt financing law. He has handled matters for multinational companies, non-U.S. corporations having U.S. businesses, pass-through entities, professional associations and wealthy individuals, as well as for numerous tax-exempt organizations such as schools, hospitals and municipalities. In addition to his federal tax focus, Harry has represented numerous multi-state and Maryland corporations in Maryland income tax, sales and use tax and property tax matters.

Harry has represented Fortune 500 companies before the Maryland Tax Court, the Maryland Circuit Courts and Maryland Appellate Courts involving Maryland income and sales and use taxes. He has provided federal domestic and international tax advice to multinational companies, including a reverse reorganization acquisition of a Bermuda company, an inversion of a U.S. company to Bermuda, and the formation of Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Iceland companies to transact business between non-U.S. and U.S. companies. Harry has also structured conservation easement arrangements, including forming supporting organizations.

Prior to law school graduation, Harry was selected under the Attorney General's Honor Law Graduate Program and served as a trial and appellate attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1964-1970).

Experience

  • Represented BGE in a Maryland Franchise Refund Case seeking $13 million plus interest that was finally decided by the Maryland Court of Appeals that reversed a favorable BGE decision by the Court of Special Appeals.
  • Successfully represented McCormick & Company in a Wisconsin income tax case.
  • Recovered more than $30 million in federal and state income taxes for Impath, Inc. and its subsidiaries in a U.S. Bankruptcy case.
  • Represented Robert A. Pascal in acquiring the Shehan DuPont Property, a 1,000-acre property in Bozman, Talbot County, Maryland on the Eastern Shore.
  • Provided tax advice in connection with the acquisition of Community Bancorp, a Pennsylvania Banking entity by FNB.
  • Currently representing, Nordstrom, ConAgra, Deluxe Corporation, Comfort Systems and Staples, Inc., among other corporations, in Maryland income tax cases, and Travelocity in a Maryland sales tax case.
  • Successfully represented EarthData companies in three Maryland sales tax cases.

Thought Leadership

February 2, 2012
Sixteen Saul Ewing Partners Named to The Maryland Super Lawyers® List

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007 to present

Chairman's Award, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1996

Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, 1996

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, Taxation Section, American Bar Association

Member, Taxation Section, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, Kentucky Bar Association

Former Trustee, Academy of the Arts, Easton, Maryland

Former Member, Maryland State Board of Education, 1990-1997

Former Trustee, Vice President and Counsel, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1984-1996

Former Vice Chairman and Director, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Former Director, Council of Jewish Federations

Former Chairman, Joint Budgeting Council, Council of Jewish Federations

Education

J.D., University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, 1964

B.S., University of Louisville, 1962

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Kentucky
Maryland

Harry Shapiro's practice focuses on taxation law, tax litigation and tax-exempt financing law. He has handled matters for multinational companies, non-U.S. corporations having U.S. businesses, pass-through entities, professional associations and wealthy individuals, as well as for numerous tax-exempt organizations such as schools, hospitals and municipalities. In addition to his federal tax focus, Harry has represented numerous multi-state and Maryland corporations in Maryland income tax, sales and use tax and property tax matters.

Harry has represented Fortune 500 companies before the Maryland Tax Court, the Maryland Circuit Courts and Maryland Appellate Courts involving Maryland income and sales and use taxes. He has provided federal domestic and international tax advice to multinational companies, including a reverse reorganization acquisition of a Bermuda company, an inversion of a U.S. company to Bermuda, and the formation of Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Iceland companies to transact business between non-U.S. and U.S. companies. Harry has also structured conservation easement arrangements, including forming supporting organizations.

Prior to law school graduation, Harry was selected under the Attorney General's Honor Law Graduate Program and served as a trial and appellate attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1964-1970).

Experience

  • Represented BGE in a Maryland Franchise Refund Case seeking $13 million plus interest that was finally decided by the Maryland Court of Appeals that reversed a favorable BGE decision by the Court of Special Appeals.
  • Successfully represented McCormick & Company in a Wisconsin income tax case.
  • Recovered more than $30 million in federal and state income taxes for Impath, Inc. and its subsidiaries in a U.S. Bankruptcy case.
  • Represented Robert A. Pascal in acquiring the Shehan DuPont Property, a 1,000-acre property in Bozman, Talbot County, Maryland on the Eastern Shore.
  • Provided tax advice in connection with the acquisition of Community Bancorp, a Pennsylvania Banking entity by FNB.
  • Currently representing, Nordstrom, ConAgra, Deluxe Corporation, Comfort Systems and Staples, Inc., among other corporations, in Maryland income tax cases, and Travelocity in a Maryland sales tax case.
  • Successfully represented EarthData companies in three Maryland sales tax cases.