Lawyers purchase Cardozo/Shaw 3BD

Medium 71c19c770cb119f42893ff093c6137b4 Judith K. Meritz, Jeremy M. Muenz and Lawrence A. Muenz bought a three-bedroom, two-bath home at 2234 13th St. N.W. in Washington, D.C. from Sarah K. Runge and Thomas J. Thornton for $616,000 on Oct. 7.

Runge and Thornton paid $446,125 for the 1,432-square-foot house in Sept. 2003. It was built in 1895 in the U Street Historic District subdivision in the neighborhood of Cardozo/Shaw.

Meritz is a partner at Meritz & Muenz, a legal advisory firm.

She also is a shareholder at the Washington D.C. office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. She concentrates her practice in the areas of drugs, devices and life sciences. She previously was a partner in the Health Law Group at Blank Rome LLP.

Previously, she was assistant general counsel for the American Red Cross. She also was vice president of Regulatory Affairs at E-Z-EM Inc., a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, contrast agents, imaging accessories and diagnostics; director of regulatory affairs and regulatory counsel for Henry Schein Inc., a worldwide distributor of drugs and medical, dental and veterinary devices; and regulatory affairs counsel for Mediclean Technology.

Lawrence Muenz also is a partner at Meritz & Muenz.

Runge has worked at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. She also was a consultant to the defense industry at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

She received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Scripps College and a master of arts degree in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

According to there have been 4,212 home sales in Washington, D.C. during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $375,000.

Address: 2234 13th Street NW
Buyer(s): Judith K Meritz, Jeremy M Muenz and Lawrence A Muenz
Seller(s): Sarah K Runge and Thomas J Thornton
Sale date: Oct. 7, 2009