Renée S. Lane-Kunz, ESQ.

Renée S. Lane-Kunz, ESQ.
Chief Operating Officer


Phone: (410) 385-4207

Fax: (410) 539-7611

Board Position: Immediate Past President

Member Since: October 15, 2007

Renée Lane-Kunz co-chairs the employment law group at Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler. Drawing on her wealth of experience as a human resource executive, she offers ongoing employment counsel to small and mid-sized companies as well as schools and institutions.

Ms. Lane-Kunz brings to her practice twenty years of management experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. As a member of the Executive Committee at the Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore throughout the 1990s, she routinely handled general liability claims, employment law and human resource issues, and supervised outside counsel. She also represented the Harbor Court, a Preferred Hotel & Resorts Worldwide establishment, at travel industry conventions throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and the United States, working with state and local government to promote the Capital Region of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.

In her legal career, Ms. Lane-Kunz has worked with clients in diverse industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, higher education, information technology, biotechnology, and government contracting.  In addition to employment law, she has advised companies on licensing, copyright and trademark registration, and general corporate law matters.

In her employment practice, Ms. Lane-Kunz has drafted numerous employment handbooks and has drafted and negotiated various employment agreements.  Additionally, she has successfully resolved complaints brought against employers by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Commission on Human Relations.

She and the employment law team at Shapiro Sher are prepared to assist organizations with a wide spectrum of employment law matters, including:

Recruiting and hiring practices;
Employment discrimination;
Employment agreements;
Wage-and-hour disputes;
Sexual harassment;
Executive compensation;
Severance agreements;
Independent contractors;
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act;
The Family and Medical Leave Act;
The Americans with Disabilities Act; and
Other laws and regulations affecting employers.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Lane-Kunz serves as Chief Operating Officer of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler. She is responsible for the oversight and management of the Firm’s finances, human resources, information technology, facilities, and general administration

About Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler P.A.

About Firm

At Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, our success is driven by a fundamental belief: the companies and individuals who place their trust in us deserve the close attention of deeply experienced attorneys. That’s why we bring senior talent to bear on every matter. In all areas of bankruptcy, business law, and litigation, the strategies we provide are planned and executed by attorneys practicing at the top of their profession.

When you hire Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, you get an efficient team gifted with the ingenuity and foresight that only come with years of hard-fought accomplishment. We pride ourselves in our ability to do more with a select group than our competition manages with large cadres of lawyers.

With offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the Firm’s attorneys have earned reputations that reach well beyond the Mid Atlantic region. Our business lawyers are at the heart of major transactions in all industry sectors across the country and abroad. Our litigators serve as counsel in cases of national consequence, and our bankruptcy practice is international in scope.

Since our founding in 1972 by Ronald M. Shapiro, the Firm has provided invaluable representation to Fortune 100 corporations, emerging growth businesses, governments, non-profits, and individuals. An unusually large proportion of our attorneys are regularly cited in publications devoted to identifying top legal talent. We are well represented in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Maryland Super Lawyers.

Additionally, more than half of our lawyers have been granted Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 rating, the highest rating given and a reflection of their preeminence in the field of law. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are based on confidential peer reviews from members of the Bar and the Judiciary.

Sophisticated buyers of legal services know that such laurels provide limited information. Of greater importance are attorneys’ proven accomplishments for their clients, and their capabilities to handle the given challenge. We submit that the citations are but one indicator of what we have done and can do for the clients who place their trust in us.

Managing Partner(s) William E. Carlson, Esquire

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler P.A.

36 S. Charles Street
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Baltimore, MD 21201