Ellen Shapiro is a partner in Herrick's Real Estate Department and co-chair of Real Estate Hospitality. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial real estate finance, hospitality and leasing transactions.

Ellen has over 25 years of significant experience representing borrowers, institutional lenders (in their general portfolios and community lending/tax credit portfolios), sellers, purchasers; hotel owners, franchisors, licensors and hotel management companies, and landlords and tenants in commercial and retail leasing matters.

Her practice extends to all aspects of structuring domestic and cross-border transactions, and every level of the capital stack (equity, mezzanine and mortgage financing). In addition to her real estate practice, Ellen represents lenders in asset based lending (ABL) transactions.

Additionally, Ellen is a member of Herrick's Corporate Transparency Task Force, providing counsel to businesses and individuals on the broad disclosure obligations under the CTA. She is experienced in advising on CTA requirements and exemptions, filing beneficial ownership information reports (BOI Reports), developing internal procedures to monitor ongoing compliance with the CTA and potential penalties for failure to comply with the CTA. Ellen is a frequent author and speaker on the CTA.

Memberships & Associations

  • Herrick’s Diversity Committee and Diversity Partners’ Program