Spilman Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

We are pleased to announce that several attorneys in our Pittsburgh office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 directory of leading attorneys.

Best Lawyers®, published by Woodward White, Inc., is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. More information on the research process can be found here.

The following Spilman attorneys were selected by their peers in their respective areas of practice:

Carl H. Hellerstedt, Jr.: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Nathaniel C. Hunter: Real Estate Law
Ronald W. Schuler: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Peter R. Rich—Labor and Employment Law
David L. Robertson—Labor and Employment Law

From the way we carefully guide our clients through the legal system to the speed and synchronization of our execution, and from the accuracy and effectiveness of our representation to the innovative ways we select and nurture talent, Spilman strives for excellence and value.

Spilman Attorney Schuler Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” 2015

We are pleased to announce that Ronald W. Schuler, Member in Charge of the law firm’s Pittsburgh office, was named the 2015 Pittsburgh Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only a single attorney is recognized as such for each practice area in each community. Schuler joins nine other Spilman attorneys that have been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practices and markets.

Schuler is a corporate, securities and commercial transactions lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placement financings in the energy, software, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. He served as a chief operations executive of a $100+ million oil and gas company before joining Spilman in 2009. Click here to read Schuler’s complete biography and to contact him directly.

Best Lawyers, published by Woodward White, Inc., is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. More information on the research process can be found by clicking here.

New Corporate Compensation & Benefits Attorney Joins Our Team

We are very pleased to announce that attorney William T. Cullen has joined the law firm’s Pittsburgh office as Counsel.

Cullen’s practice is in corporate law and benefits, with an emphasis on ERISA and executive compensation.

He joins the firm after serving most of his career with K & L Gates. He has worked with many Fortune 100 firms and is a graduate of Duquesne University’s law school, where he was managing editor of the Law Review.

“The addition of Bill adds significantly to our corporate practice and reflects our strategy of focusing on bringing top-notch professionals with large law firm experience to Spilman,” said Ron Schuler, Member in Charge of the Pittsburgh office.

To read more about Cullen or contact him directly, click here.

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Foreign Investment Friendliness – PA Tops the List

The Pittsburgh Business Times recently reported that Pennsylvania has been recognized for its friendliness toward foreign investment.

According to the article, “A corporate organization promoting foreign investment has recognized Pennsylvania as an up-and-coming place for energy-intensive industries.

The recognition is from the Foreign Direct Investment Association, which named the state as its top Destination of the Future for Energy-Intensive Industries.

Second on the list was the Canadian province of Ontario, followed by the British city of Sheffield and the Swedish city of Ostersund, which were tied for third.

‘The second annual FDI Association Awards recognize the achievements of countries or regions that have made an effort to meet the needs of foreign investors,’ said Jason Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates LLC and a member of the panel that judged nominations, in a statement.

‘Companies are increasingly aware of energy costs and water shortages and their quest for sustainable solutions leads them to locations that have adapted their natural resources or local environment to meet these criteria,’ he said.

Click here to read the rest of the article.