Kenneth A. Shapiro

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Mitchell & Shapiro LLP
 | One Securities Centre, Suite 650, 3490 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-812-4748
Fax: 404-812-4740
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2011, 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Co-founder of the Atlanta, Georgia, firm, Mitchell & Shapiro LLP, Kenneth A. Shapiro serves clients throughout much of North Georgia, including DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties, Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Most of Mr. Shapiro's cases are related to commercial litigation, real estate law, creditors' rights and business law. Typical matters include commercial collections, landlord-tenant issues, creditor bankruptcy and contract disputes.

    After graduating magna cum laude from Duke University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting, Mr. Shapiro attended Emory University School of Law. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia the same year. From 1981 until 1986, he was an associate at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy and an associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker from 1987 to 1990. He then became a partner at Altman, Kritzer & Levick, P.C., and remained with the firm until 1996.

    Mr. Shapiro has also successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination that is administered by the American Institute of CPAs. He is a member of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and a member of the Creditors' Rights Section of the State Bar of Georgia. A recipient of a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. Shapiro was named by Georgia Trend Magazine to its Legal Elite list in 2015. From 1981 to 1996, Mr. Shapiro volunteered his services with the "Habeas Corpus Death Penalty Proceedings," which led to legislation amending Georgia's habeas corpus laws and culminated in the ruling by the Supreme Court of Georgia that executing the mentally disabled was unconstitutional. He is also a three-term president of the Princeton Square Homeowners Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 30%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Collections, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2011, 2015 - 2021

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    About Kenneth Shapiro

    Admitted: 1981, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Georgia Trend's 2015 Legal Elite
    • "Georgia Super Lawyer" in general litigation
    • Pi Kappa Alpha
    • Named Atlanta Super Lawyer in general litigation, Atlanta Magazine, March 2005-2011, 2015 and 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Passed the Certified Public Accountants Exam

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
    • UCC and Creditor Rights Committees of the State Bar of Georgia, Member
    • Atlanta Bar Association,, Bankruptcy Section
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
    • State Bar of Georgia, Member
    • District of Columbia, 1985
    • Georgia Bar Creditors Rights Committee
    • Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, Member
    • Georgia, 1981

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Temple Sinai, Board Member
    • Princeton Square Homeowners Association, 3 Term President
    • Habeas Corpus Death Penalty Proceedings, 1981 – 1996 (Georgia Supreme Court determined it was unconstitutional to execute the mentally retarded)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Member and Notes & Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal, 1979-1981, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

    Representative Clients:

    • Primrose School Franchising Company
    • Hanmi Bank
    • Lone Star Equities
    • National Basketball Association
    • Inland Real Estate
    • Highwoods Properties
    • Ingles Markets, Incorporated
    • Western Union
    • Charter Communications

    Educational Background:

    • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, Major: Accounting, 1978

    Industry Groups

    • Creditor's Rights Section Of Ga Bar
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    Office Location for Kenneth A. Shapiro

    One Securities Centre, Suite 650
    3490 Piedmont Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30305

    Phone: 404-812-4748

    Fax: 404-812-4740

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    Last Updated: 9/11/2020

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