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Maxwell B. Shapiro

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Maxwell B. Shapiro is an associate in the firm's Los Angeles office, practicing in the Real Estate and Commercial Finance Practice Groups. Max's practice focuses on representing clients ranging from institutional real estate investors to small companies and individuals in all facets of real estate transactions, with an emphasis on commercial leasing and acquisitions and dispositions. In connection with his leasing practice, Max represents both landlords and tenants in office, recreational, retail, industrial, medical, shopping center and mixed-use projects throughout California, Illinois, Kansas, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and various other states. Max was the lead attorney representing Brookfield Property Partners in its lease of over 107,000 rentable square feet to Cost Plus Inc. for its headquarters at Marina Village in Alameda, California. In addition, Max has extensive acquisition and disposition experience with respect to commercial office, raw land, industrial and retail properties and portfolios.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Max participated in the firm's summer associate program. He also was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Berle M. Schiller, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


  • Urban Land Institute 
  • Harvard-Westlake Real Estate Network


Max received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2013 and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He was in the St. Thomas More Honor Society and was a Production Editor on the International and Comparative Law Review, where he published the article, "A Wild Goose Chase: California's Attempt to Regulate Morality by Banning the Sale of One Food Product." (35 Loy. L.A. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 27, 2012).


  • California