About Us

Since our founding in 2000 the Philadelphia-based law firm of Danziger, Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C. has offered clients a unique combination of skills and assets: the legal breadth usually associated with big, broadly-based law firms and the detail-oriented, deep knowledge of specific industries and business practices one usually finds only among in-house counsel. By combining years of legal experience in both of these settings, the attorneys of Danziger, Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C. are able to bring the best of these disparate legal worlds to small and medium-sized clients in a personalized and cost-effective manner.

Our practice focuses on business law, real estate, securities, employment law and litigation. We pride ourselves on an in-depth, detail-oriented knowledge of each of our clients and their businesses and combine this with a high degree of industry-specific knowledge. This, in turn, gives us a better understanding of the challenges our clients face as they deal with lenders, lessors, employee issues and any litigation that may arise, including both bankruptcy-related issues and class actions.

Unusually for a small firm, we are also highly experienced in international law and are aware of how foreign issues can impact local deals.

Though based in Philadelphia our attorneys are licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as in the District of Columbia and are admitted to practice at all levels of the federal court system, including the United States Supreme Court.

Client Reviews
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Adam has been my corporate attorney for over 10 years. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He efficiently moves through the judicial system and always keeps the best interest of his client in the foreground. Janet
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We hired Adam to represent us for a patent dispute. He was excellent from the very beginning. He was thorough, detailed, honest, forthright, succinct, and available to us for questions at all times. Needless to say he achieved the best outcome we could have hoped for, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I only wish I could have given him a check mark on all of the attributes listed on LinkedIn, but it would only allow 3. Matt
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All of us at Be a Part of the Conversation are indebted to Doug Leavitt and the staff at Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt for their guidance in helping us to establish and grow our nonprofit organization. Doug has been an invaluable resource, providing insight and understanding from the very beginning. In addition to answering our endless questions, he is also incredibly proactive – tirelessly working to ensure that our organization is moving forward in the best light possible. I honestly do not know where we would be today without the support and generosity of Doug and the team at Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt. Kim
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We retained Doug to help us in a business dispute regarding several investments we had in restaurants and real estate in Cape May. Doug proved to be skilled in both litigation and negotiation, as well as reducing the settlement to writing, which required a thoughtful approach and high attention to detail to protect out interests because we had to do take back financing. The security agreements had to be carefully written so we could take back the restaurant and IP if the need arose- which it did! Thankfully everything was in place and Doug was able to get everything back and we came out unharmed. It is clear to us that Doug truly cares about his clients. Unless something like this happens to you, you wouldn't know how important it is to have the right attorney. We do. Brian
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I am an officer in a Civil Engineering firm in New Jersey with over 45 employees and have retained many attorneys in the past. However, Doug Leavitt has helped my firm in reviewing and developing new corporate documents and professional agreements. Doug is an excellent attorney who is very personable and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Paul