Shartsis Friese Promotes Four to Partnership

San Francisco, December 2, 2019 – Shartsis Friese LLP is pleased to announce that Brad Curtis, Roey Rahmil, Scott Schneider, and Dashiell Shapiro have been promoted to the partnership effective January 1, 2020.

The new partners represent three of the firm’s core practices. Curtis and Schneider are members of the Shartsis Friese real estate group; Rahmil is a litigator, and Shapiro focuses his practice on taxation.

“I’m very proud of each member of this new partnership group who have all made significant contributions to client success during their time at the firm,” said Shartsis Friese founding partner Art Shartsis. “All four new partners exemplify the Shartsis Friese commitment to providing clients with exceptional counsel and service and embody the innovative spirit that is a hallmark of our firm.”

The promotions cap off a very active and successful recruiting year for Shartsis Friese. Earlier this year the firm welcomed as partners Debra Kasper and Sarah King, two highly regarded estate planning lawyers to its Family Wealth Planning group, as well as partner Anthony Caldwell to its Investment Funds & Advisers practice. Overall, the firm welcomed 11 new lawyers in 2019 in its corporate, family wealth, investment funds & advisers, litigation, real estate, and tax groups.

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About the new partners:

Brad Curtis represents a broad range of clients in real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and financings of commercial properties including large office buildings, hotels, condominiums, apartment buildings, student housing, large‐scale residential development projects and industrial properties throughout the United States. Brad’s financing experience includes traditional financing (including syndicated lending) and mezzanine debt. Brad also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing activity. Brad joined the Firm in September, 2015, as an associate in the Real Estate Department. Prior to joining the Firm, Brad was an associate at Jones Day in San Francisco. He received a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 2010 and a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from University of Utah in 2007.

Roey Rahmil focuses his practice on complex business litigation cases, with primary emphasis on insurance disputes (including coverage and premium disputes arising from first‐ and thirdparty claims under various types of policies) and commercial real estate disputes (including landlord‐tenant disputes, purchase and sale issues, and construction matters). Mr. Rahmil also represents attorneys and law firms in malpractice and professional responsibility matters. Finally, he counsels employers and employees regarding non‐compete agreements. He has represented clients in state and federal courts through all phases of litigation (including discovery, motion practice, bench and jury trials, and appeals), as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums. Roey received a J.D. from UC Davis School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 2010 and a B.S. in Political Science and Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University in 2007.

Scott Schneider represents commercial landlords and tenants in office and retail leasing, as well as restaurant, warehouse and industrial leasing. Scott’s practice is particularly focused on leasing on behalf of technology companies (from start‐ups to mature, publicly traded companies), including some of the world’s largest and fastest growing ventures. Before joining Shartsis Friese in 2018, Scott practiced real estate law in New York City for over ten years. He received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2004 and a B.A. in English, with honors, from University of Michigan in 2000.

Dashiell Shapiro advises individuals and business entities on a broad range of federal, state, and international tax planning and tax controversy matters. Dashiell has successfully represented individuals and companies at all stages of tax controversy, from sensitive audit inquiries to administrative protests and appeals. He has significant experience litigating matters before California’s Board of Equalization and Office of Tax Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and in federal district courts in both civil and criminal tax matters. Prior to moving into private practice, Dashiell spent a total of seven years at the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division litigating tax controversies in federal courts across the country. He received a J.D. from University of Chicago School of Law in 2003 and a B.A. from University of Chicago in 2000.

About Shartsis Friese

Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Shartsis Friese LLP has more than 65 lawyers. The firm has extensive trial and business litigation experience, including securities enforcement defense, and a complex transactional practice focused on investment advisers, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, tax, venture capital, intellectual property, family wealth planning, and real estate. For more information visit