A native of Wilmington, Max practices in the civil litigation practice group handling admiralty and construction law matters.
During law school, Max was a member of the agricultural law society, a group mentor for first year law students, and an associate justice on the William & Mary Honor Council. He also conducted research on law, neuroscience, and morality for Professor Peter Alces in the forthcoming book “Trialectic“. Over the summer he worked for a firm in Wilmington, where he gained experience with general civil litigation and business matters. He also interned for the North Carolina Supreme Court, where he handled petitions for discretionary review and edited published opinions.
Prior to joining Cranfill Sumner, Max represented clients in motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, and construction matters.
He has also volunteered with a technology start up, where he directly assisted the CEO in planning a pre-seed fundraising round and developed bespoke valuation models to determine the value of the company’s intellectual property.
In his spare time, Max and his wife, Gracie, spend time at Wrightsville Beach and walk their dog, River. He also climbs at Wilmington Rock Gym and teaches a Sunday school class at Trinity United Methodist Church.
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Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Maxwell Shafer has joined the firm’s Wilmington office as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice in the civil litigation practice group handling admiralty and construction law matters.… Read More