Spilman Attorneys Recognized by 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that attorneys Sally E. Edison and Ronald W. Schuler have been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, and Barry A. Naum has been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel. The methodology includes a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research.

Edison practices law in the areas of commercial bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights. Her clients primarily include national trade creditors and major corporations. Her decades of experience, along with her commitment to the community and dedication to the advancement of diversity in the legal profession, have made her a sought-after speaker and garnered her significant state and national recognition for her professional excellence and leadership.

Schuler, who serves as Member in Charge of Spilman’s Pittsburgh office, 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.

Naum, who serves as Counsel in Spilman’s Harrisburg-area office, focuses his practice in the areas of utilities, energy and communications law. He represents and counsels various large commercial and industrial clients in these areas. He earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Malone College and his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania.



Sally E. Edison


Ronald W. Schuler

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Barry A. Naum

The Golden Triangle Remains Golden and is Growing

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has issued their latest report and the news is good.  According to the State of Downtown report, new development is occurring and going beyond the “golden triangle.”

In 2015, the city saw $636 million in new projects, which is an increase of 21 percent since 2014. The growth is mainly being seen in the North Side and Strip District, which are just outside of the Central Business District.

In addition, there is a wave of real estate inventory coming to the downtown region with:

  • 1.4 million square feet of office space,
  • 761 new hotel rooms and
  • 1,380 residential units

The report notes that the residential population has continually increased, competitive hotel room rates have remained steady and average Class A office rents reaching an all-time high of $27.70 per square foot.

Click here to read the entire Pittsburgh Business Times article.