Julius Shapiro
Berger, Newmark & Fenchel PC
1753 North Tripp Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60639

Tel: 312-704-7233 (direct)
Tel: 312-782-5050 (main)
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Email: jshapiro@bnf-law.com


Julius Shapiro

Julius was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he received a B.S. in Accounting in 1955. In 1958, Julius received a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law and began practice in 1959 after a six (6) month military service.

Since joining Berger, Newmark & Fenchel P.C., in December, 1961 Julius has chaired the firm's Corporate, Real Estate and Banking Groups and today serves as chair of the Construction Group of the firm. In 1968, Julius was elected Director of Berger, Newmark & Fenchel P.C., which Directorship he still holds. In 1982, Julius was elected Co-Trustee of the Berger, Newmark & Fenchel P.C. Profit Sharing Trust, a position he still maintains and in 1989 he was elected President of the firm and held office until December 2005 when he was elected Chairman of the Board which chairmanship he still holds.

Julius' area of practice includes corporate, banking and construction law and he has written chapters in the Illinois Construction and Mechanics Lien handbooks for close to twenty (20) years. Julius is the Chairman of the Mechanics Lien Subcommittee that revised the Mechanic Lien Act and is proposing legislation to the public portion of the Act. He has been a member of the subcommittee since the 1980's. He has chaired the Chicago Bar Continuing Legal Edition Committee, Mechanics Lien Subcommittee, being invited and has joined a non-for-profit society for construction law, and has been an annual lecturer at the Mechanic Lien Seminar sponsored by the Chicago Bar. He has lectured for the Illinois State Bar on Mechanics Lien and construction matters as well as various associations including the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, where he serves on the Budget and Educational Committees, and the American Subcontractors Association. In addition to the above, Julius has authored numerous articles on construction published in trade journals.

Julius has served on various charitable and religious boards in the capacity of trustee, director and officer. Julius and his wife, Sherry, spend most of their free time traveling and visiting with their children and grandchildren. Sherry is a former teacher of photography in the evening school of the Art Institute and is currently involved in writing short stories.

Practice Areas:


Construction Law





Berger, Newmark & Fenchel P.C.
1753 North Tripp Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
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Chicago, Illinois 60606

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