Phone: 202-293-8200


Mr. Shafer represents mortgage lenders in the origination, sale, and servicing of loans.  His practice focuses primarily on loans which will be purchased by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.  Travis’ expertise encompasses both market rate and affordable transactions, including finance assumptions, funded and unfunded forward commitments, low-income housing tax credit projects, historic tax credit projects, bond financing, subordinate financing, ground lease and lease-back structures, tax exemptions, rehabilitation projects, and master lease transactions structured for Delaware Statutory Trust borrowers.

Prior to joining Krooth & Altman LLP in 2015, Travis served as an Intern with the Supreme Court of Delaware.  Travis began acting for mortgage lenders as a Law Clerk and Project Manager on multifamily transactions in 2012.


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

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

Publications / Awards

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