Practice Areas & Industries: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


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Practice/Industry Group Overview

The Corporate Practice Group provides services in a wide variety of areas: entity formation, nurturing emerging businesses, corporate governance, corporate finance and operation and growth of mature enterprises.

Major Corporate Services

  • Private corporate finance
  • Public equity and debt offerings
  • Representation of investors as well as businesses
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Antitrust counseling
  • Representation of the securities industry
  • Corporate and tax planning for family and management succession
  • International expansion of U.S. businesses
  • Domestic representation of non-U.S. businesses
  • Corporate and regulatory representation in the health care industry
  • Interfacing with governmental agencies
  • Lobbying legislation and governmental bodies
  • Franchising
  • Business agreements of every description:
    • Sales/leasing
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution/supply
    • Service
    • Technology transfer/licensing
    • Employment/consulting
    • Executive compensation
    • Joint venturing
    • Web sites/marketing

Drilling Down – The Nuts and Bolts of Schnader Corporate

More detailed information about specific aspects of our corporate practice is available in the following areas:

  • Working with the corporate client
  • Emerging companies practice
  • Family business practice
  • Nonprofit practice
  • Securities practice
  • Mergers and acquisitions practice
  • International practice
  • Health law practice
  • Antitrust and trade regulation practice
  • Aviation practice

Other Practice Groups

The Corporate Practice Group calls on other practice areas within the Firm to support our business clients:

  • Litigation - For decades, Schnader's reputation has been built on its litigation practice. There is no area of commercial, employment or antitrust law in which Schnader lawyers have not advanced the law, from corporate governance to antitrust, in federal and state courts across the country.
  • Labor and Employment - Our Labor and Employment Practices Group handles employment relations planning and dispute resolution, with full capacity to deal with unionization and NLRB issues.
  • Tax – Many of our services are highly tax-dependent. Experienced local, national and international tax attorneys support business and compensation planning for both emerging and established companies.
  • Intellectual Property – In addition to trademark, copyright and trade secret skills, we prosecute and defend patents in all technologies: process patents, biotech, mechanical, electrical, chemical, software and business methods.
  • Banking and Lending – Our Financial Services Practice Group represents banks and other lenders in all types of credit facilities. In addition to introduction to possible financing sources, our lending attorneys can guide corporate clients through a practical evaluation of borrowing possibilities, designing structured financings and securitizations, saving time and avoiding unrealistic expectations.
  • Insolvency and Creditors' Rights – Our Insolvency Team has reorganized public and private enterprises in many industries, from real estate to manufacturing, from distributors to retailers, from technology to dot-coms. We help you to recover your assets and loan values and to deal with financially impaired trading partners.
  • Real Estate – Our Real Estate Practice Group represents developers, contractors, architects, landlords and tenants of commercial, industrial, office and retail space. We have sited, permitted and built biotech facilities, corporate parks and many special-use facilities presenting difficult zoning and environmental challenges, as well as helped to develop hotels, entertainment venues and stadia for major league sports franchises.

If you have an interest in any additional practice areas that are not listed, please ask us about them.

Whom Do We Represent?

As you might expect, an extremely broad spectrum of clients:

All Types – domestic, foreign, public and private corporations, LLCs, partnerships and ventures

All Sizes – Fortune 500 companies, successful mid-market enterprises, startups and emerging technologies

Many Industries – manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, technology, banks and venture capitalists. Ask us about our experience in your area of enterprise.

For example, our attorneys have substantial experience in representing companies in the following industries:

  • Airlines
  • Alcoholic beverage distributors
  • Apparel
  • ASPs
  • Automobile dealers
  • Automotive parts suppliers
  • Banks
  • Biotechnology
  • Broker-dealers
  • Catalog sales
  • CCRC/assisted living
  • Circuit boards
  • Contract labor providers
  • Crane manufacturers
  • Cryogenics
  • Drug store chains
  • Educational companies
  • Electronic materials and devices
  • Electronics manufacturers
  • Employment agencies
  • Energy service companies
  • Franchise associations
  • Franchisers and franchisees
  • Freight companies
  • Hospitals
  • HVAC companies
  • Insurance agencies
  • Insurers
  • International trading companies
  • Internet infrastructure providers
  • Investment advisors
  • Investment brokers
  • Lending companies -- big ticket
  • Lending companies -- small ticket
  • Medical devices
  • Medical groups
  • Nonprofits
  • Nursing homes
  • Office services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photovoltaic
  • Plastics manufacturers
  • Port operators
  • Product design
  • Publishers
  • Resort and gaming industry
  • Software
  • Telecom
  • Toy/games manufacturers
  • Trade and industry groups
  • Universities and colleges
  • Utilities
  • Venture capital firms and funds
  • Wholesale food distributors
  • Wireless tower companies

Group Presentations
  Sarah Hewitt to Examine "Emerging Issues in the SEC: Proposed Amendments to the Exchange Act Rules", Speaker: Sarah Hewitt, July 21, 2015
Kevin Coleman and Gregory Nuti Present on Enforcement of Prepayment Premiums, Speaker: Kevin Coleman and Gregory Nuti, June 9, 2015
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Potential Tax Changes Ahead for Pennsylvania Nonprofits
H. Lee Schwartzberg, April 20, 2015
Pennsylvania charities that rely on exemptions from real property tax and sales and use tax may have good reason to be concerned. A recently released special report prepared by the Pennsylvania Auditor General quantifying potential tax revenues from currently exempt properties underscores the...

Pennsylvania Bureau Changes Due Dates for Renewing Charitable Solicitation Registrations
Marla K. Conley,Noel A. Fleming, February 06, 2015
On October 14, 2014, Governor Corbett signed H.B. No. 359 into law, changing the due dates for certain fundraising registrations required under Pennsylvania law. These changes take effect 60 days after the signing.