Phone: (202) 293-8200
Fax: (202) 327-5555


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2014, Editor-in-Chief, The Federal Circuit Bar Journal
The University of Oxford International Human Rights Law Summer Programme, 2012
George Fox University, B.A., 2006, magna cum laude, Steinfeldt Peace Studies Scholar

Bar Admissions

The District of Columbia
New York


American Bar Association
ABA Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development
ABA Young Lawyers Division – Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Committee
District of Columbia Bar Association


A Beneficial Taking: Re-Conceptualizing Water Rights, 23 Fed. Circ. B.J. 495 (2014)

Practice Areas

Real Estate Finance
Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

Mr. Shafer represents mortgage lenders in the origination, sale, and servicing of loans under Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily programs. His practice area focuses on both market rate and affordable transactions, including acquisitions, refinances, finance assumptions, low income housing tax credit projects, bond financing, and Section 8 properties.

Prior to joining Krooth & Altman LLP in 2015, Mr. Shafer served as an Intern with the Supreme Court of Delaware and acted for mortgage lenders as a Law Clerk and Project Manager on multifamily transactions.