About our Firm

History

More than just a good start

Law Firm “Niżankowska, Szumielewicz – Adwokaci” spółka partnerska was established in November 2007. The firm was established by a merger of two individual law firms: the law firm of advocate Katarzyna Szumielewicz (founded in 2003) and the law firm of advocate Anna-Maria Niżankowska-Horodecka, PhD (founded in November 2005). In May 2015, attorney-at-law Sergiusz Szuster, PhD, joined the firm as a partner. Since then, the firm has been operating under the name of “Niżankowska, Szumielewicz, Szuster – Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni” spółka partnerska.

Our Law Firm is constantly developing as its partners continue to expand their competences. As a boutique law firm, we do not strive to build a large team, but to have a team composed of deeply educated, empathetic people who understand the business needs and personal expectations of our clients. We provide our legal services in cooperation with experienced notaries, tax consultants and other experts in complementary fields. Hence, we are able to save our clients’ time by offering them comprehensive services. We offer services to clients throughout Poland, sometimes in our clients’ offices if they find it more convenient. Efficient work organisation, knowledge of foreign languages and cooperation with foreign law firms enables us to offer our services to companies and individuals from abroad.

Every project or case is handled by a dedicated team coordinated by one of the partners. Tasks within a project are allocated to individual persons having relevant competences and skills. This way of work enables us to ensure that our clients receive efficient and professional legal service, and stay in contact with people that are knowledgeable about a given case or project.

Clients

We provide our services to:

Small and medium enterprises

Developers

Architects and creators

Housing associations

Individual clients

Advertising agencies

We cooperate with

Comprehensive service

Offices of patent and trademark attorneys

Notarial offices

Accounting and bookkeeping firms, and chartered auditors

Surveyors’ offices

Genealogy research offices

Property surveyors’ offices

Offices of patent and trademark attorneys

Notarial offices

Accounting and bookkeeping firms, and chartered auditors

Surveyors’ offices

Genealogy research offices

Property surveyors’ offices

pro bono

Legal aid

Our Law Firm does not neglect pro bono work. For example, as a part of our cooperation with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, we support people who decide to appear in judicial proceedings in leading cases or cases of social significance. We have lent our experience in the following cases (among others):

In May 2009, a Partner at our Law Firm, advocate Anna-Maria Niżankowska-Horodecka, PhD, received a distinction in the 6th edition of the 2008 Pro Bono Lawyer Competition. The Competition is organised by the Legal Clinics Foundation and Rzeczpospolita under the auspices of the Supreme Bar Council and the National Bar Council of Attorneys-at-Law. The purpose of the competition is to reward people whose actions, engagement in and contribution to the promotion of the noble concept of the work of a lawyer Pro Publico Bono deserves particular recognition.