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

Lipowitz and Schwab Present Seminar to Maryland Estate And Gift Tax Study Group on Protecting Families in Wrongful Death Cases

April 27, 2017

On April 20, 2017 Paul Schwab and Jud Lipowitz of Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, LLC presented a seminar in Baltimore entitled, “Protecting Families:  Wrongful Death and Survival Actions” to the Estate and Gift Tax Study Group of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Maryland State Bar Association in Baltimore.  The seminar was simultaneously broadcast to attorneys in Potomac, Maryland. The Azrael Franz attorneys stressed the importance of carefully…

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The Professional Lawyer

April 19, 2017

By: Paul J. Schwab, III This article was originally published in the April 2017 edition of the Baltimore County Bar Association Newsletter, “The Advocate.” Lessons from Samuel’s Case. An attorney should work hard to properly serve the client. The savvy professional also takes steps to ensure payment of the fee. Early in my career Congress enacted significant changes to the immigration laws. Wanting to keep current on the law and…

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Fatal Fire at Baltimore Assisted Living Facility

March 6, 2017

The attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured in catastrophic fires. Here, the fire law attorneys at AFSL provide information related to a deadly fire in Baltimore. On Friday, March 3, 2017, fire fighters responded to a fire at the Kozy Kottage assisted living facility in northwest Baltimore. While the identities of the victims have not yet been released, fire officials…

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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.

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In the Community

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