AFSL is a leading law firm in Towson focusing in matters of personal injury, estate planning, real estate and business transactions.

The firm aggressively pursues computer litigation and class actions throughout the United States in arbitration and court proceedings, which has resulted in substantial recoveries for its clients. The firm also represents lenders, businesses, developers, individuals, investors and professionals in a wide range of legal issues; including mergers and acquisitions, real estate financing, purchases and sales, family wealth preservation and disability planning and estate/trust administration and litigation.

Azrael Franz is respected for its professional, thorough, creative and timely approach to the cases it handles. Clients are afforded success-based fee structures as well as the traditional hourly rate model. The firm’s size allows it to successfully handle complex litigation and business transactions on local and national levels, while maintaining control over the quality and effectiveness of its services. All cases are closely supervised with the direct involvement of partners. The controlled growth and low turnover of the attorneys enables the firm to maintain a strong team ethic that translates into the best possible service for its clients and referring attorneys.

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Recent Firm News

Philadelphia High Speed Train Crash Injures 42

August 23, 2017

Dozens of people were injured, at least four of them seriously, when a high-speed train crashed into an empty train at the suburban Philadelphia 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Tuesday, August 22, 2017. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) confirmed that the crash occurred at around 12:15 a.m. SEPTA indicates the inbound Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied stationary train sitting in the station, injuring…

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Pipe Explosion in Downtown Baltimore

June 22, 2017

On Tuesday June 20th, a steam pipe explosion in Downtown Baltimore buckled the street, creating a large crater out of which a large plume shot into the air for a full hour before emergency crews could control it. The cloud was quickly confirmed to be steam, allaying concerns of dangerous chemical exposure and burn injuries. Rubble and debris was scattered over the South Eutaw Street area, car and business windows…

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Cyclist Killed In Towson Hit-And-Run Crash

June 21, 2017

A fatal crash occurred in Towson overnight involving a bicyclist, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. Officials are continuing to look for the vehicle that initially hit the cyclist. Aaron Michael Laciny, 20, of the 1300 block of South Charles Street, died after he was hit by two vehicles while biking in the area of Charles Street and Charlesbrooke, police said. He had been riding in the southbound lane of Charles…

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The Gallery of Art at AFSL

In conjunction with the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Visual Arts, our firm is pleased to recognize and showcase the outstanding creative talent of high school students throughout Baltimore County by providing this gallery to display their skills. Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz also provides cash awards to these worthy young artists to encourage their continued efforts.


In the Community

AFSL is a proud supporter of a variety of charities, professional groups and community support organizations.