Schnader is a full-service law firm of 160 attorneys with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, California, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Delaware and an affiliation with a law firm in Jakarta. We provide businesses, government entities, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world with innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions to their business and litigation needs. We also provide wealth management and an array of personal legal services to individuals.
Since 1935, Schnader’s hallmark has been its dedication to what our founders called “the higher calling of the law.” That phrase embodies the firm’s mission: substantive excellence, client service, and pro bono efforts to achieve a just and ordered society. To that end, we practice a service philosophy. Clients get the individual attention of partners on any material issue in a case or transaction. Mentoring is the focus of attorney and staff development. And giving back is our passion.
Rankings & Recognitions
Schnader’s distinction is in the sophistication of our legal work. Among our many honors, The Legal 500 recognized the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Aviation and Nonprofit Groups as among the best in the U.S. Schnader also has been recognized by Chambers USA in the top tier among both New York and Pennsylvania firms in multiple practice areas. In addition, Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report have recognized many of the firm’s practice groups in its “Best Law Firms” rankings, and a number of our attorneys are ranked in Chambers and Best Lawyers. The firm also has been recommended by Benchmark Litigation.
Several of our attorneys are members of the American Law Institute. We also count many Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers among our ranks. In addition, Schnader includes within its ranks a former federal court of appeals judge who is internationally recognized in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Schnader attorneys played a significant role in developing some of our nation’s laws, most notably in the 30-year development of the Uniform Commercial Code, and in the development of the Uniform Probate Code. Our lawyers have served in high government posts at the federal, state and local levels and as in-house counsel for major corporations, taught in leading law schools and written numerous legal treatises and articles. We serve on the boards of many community and nonprofit organizations which range from human services and civil rights to access to justice and fair election advocacy. We are proud of our history and we continue to carry forth the legacy of our founders through our dedication to “the higher calling of the law.”