​​Mort Shulman graduated from Albany Law School in 1957 and shortly thereafter opened an office in Averill Park. He built a practice for over fifty years in the general practice of law including but not limited to real estate work, estate work and town court matters. Mort was Sand Lake Town Justice for approximately 30 years, a member of the New York State Magistrate’s Association, and a former member of the New York State Trial Attorneys Association. He loved his community and was committed to providing excellent legal services to his clients. It was his desire for that legacy to continue, and he helped establish Shulman, Howard & McPherson LLP to foster that goal and ensure that his name and quality legal services would remain synonymous for years to come. Mort passed away in 2016. He is sorely missed, but his work and memory live on.

Phone: (518) 674-3766

Fax: (518) 674-3964

Email: Amy@law-shm.com​

In Memoriam: Morton D. Shulman

Shulman Howard & McPherson is a small firm deeply rooted in the local community. Each member of the firm has spent decades living and working in the Capital Region and we pride ourselves on engaging personally with each of our clients. Our diverse experience makes us an excellent team for land use, real estate, business, general litigation, and wills and estates. Our commitment to the quality work that we do makes us the best choice for your legal needs.

Lawrence has been in practice for more than twenty years and will continue to focus on land use, zoning, real estate, wills and estates, conservation support, environmental and geographical impact analysis. Lawrence has a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He provides professional legal and planning services to public, private and non-profit clients, to municipalities, individuals and companies across New York State. He has drafted numerous local zoning laws and has spoken on land use and zoning issues at events sponsored by the American Planning Association, the Land Trust Alliance, the New York Association of Towns, the New York Planning Federation, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the New York Forest Owners Association and the Real Estate Section of the Schenectady Bar Association.


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Malcolm A. McPherson 


Malcolm A. McPherson has been in practice for more than 20 years and focuses on real estate, wills and estates, general practice, and general litigation. Mr. McPherson is licensed to practice law in four states: Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, and New York (currently active only in NY) and was a 1991 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law.

​​​Lawrence E. Howard