Mr. Marcus has over twenty-five years of experience in commercial litigation. After practicing law in Washington, DC at Covington & Burling and as a partner at Baach Robinson & Lewis, followed by a stint at a real estate investment firm, he founded his own law firm in 2004. Mr. Marcus has a varied commercial litigation, counseling and transactional practice with special emphasis on real estate, partnership, insurance coverage and charter school matters.
Mr. Marcus has represented real estate developers, commercial tenants, lawyers, law firms and other businesses in partnership, contract, insurance coverage and shareholder disputes, landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations and litigation, high tech firms in business tort and trade secret cases, condominium associations in disputes with developers and tenants, and charter schools in response to threatened charter revocations. Mr. Marcus has also served as bankruptcy trustee and special litigation counsel in connection with professional liability claims against accounting and law firms.
Mr. Marcus holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, LL.B.’s from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and Cambridge University, and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. He was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown, and has served on the Boards of the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital, where he played a key role negotiating the purchase of the school’s permanent home, and the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center.
Stephen is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. He has received the highest ranking of professional excellence by his peers and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Marcus has been named as a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer.”
Sherry Ingram has fifteen years of litigation experience in complex commercial disputes both in private practice and for a Fortune 50 company. After a clerkship with Chief Judge James L. Edmondson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Ms. Ingram joined Williams & Connolly, where she handled cases involving alleged violations of federal securities, antitrust, and environmental laws; corporate governance and officer and director liability; professional malpractice; breach of merger and acquisition agreements; and interference with contract and prospective business relations. She then served for seven years as an Assistant General Counsel in Verizon’s Federal Regulatory Group. She defended Verizon before the FCC in anti-competition litigation, and investigations into Verizon’s compliance with federal communications laws, and assisted Verizon in advocating its regulatory interests to the FCC and Congress. She also assisted in obtaining FCC approval of Verizon’s merger with MCI and advised and assisted Verizon’s wholesale and retail business units on compliance with FCC rules and regulations and Verizon’s merger commitments. At the Marcus Firm, Ms. Ingram has handled a variety of complex matters, including shareholder, landlord and tenant, and property management disputes, and advising on the regulation of charter schools in the District of Columbia.
Ms. Ingram has a B.A. degree from Samford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She was an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School for five years where she taught pretrial practice litigation, and has appeared as an expert on a number of panels addressing topics related to FCC litigation, regulation and enforcement.
Ms. Ingram is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.
Erica Mueller has six years of experience litigating complex federal, multi-district and state cases. After graduating from law school, Ms. Mueller worked for two years as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group before joining Steptoe & Johnson, where she worked on antitrust, environmental, health care class action and white collar litigation matters. At the Marcus Firm, Ms. Mueller has advised charter schools in charter revocation and funding disputes, condominium associations, and lawyers in malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty disputes.
Ms. Mueller has a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard Law School where she was the Editor of the Women’s Law Journal. She is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and California.
Sarah Rispin has five years of experience handling appellate and environmental disputes. After graduating from law school, Ms. Rispin clerked for Judge Harris L. Hartz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Following her clerkships, Ms. Rispin was an Honors Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Law & Policy Section, worked as an associate at Akin Gump in its Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation Practice, and then worked for the Southern Environmental Law Center in Charlottesville, VA, where she litigated environmental disputes. At the Marcus Firm, Ms. Rispin has advised clients on property, legal ethics, and charter school-related disputes.
Ms. Rispin has a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Comment Editor on the Law Review. She is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and New York.