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Jay Evans and Michael Williams Named to Schnader Partnership

On August 27, 2018 by Schnader in News

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Evans and Michael S. Williams have been elected to partnership. Evans, resident in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, is a litigator and member of the practice groups for Product Liability, Nonprofit Organizations, and Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations. Williams, resident in the Philadelphia office, is a member of the Tax and Wealth Management Department.

“We congratulate Jay and Michael, and are proud to have them as partners,” said Managing Partner Nicholas J. LePore, III. “They represent the true strengths of Schnader – deep industry knowledge, superb client service, and a commitment to teamwork.”

Jay Evans serves as counsel for clients, particularly automotive, truck, and heavy equipment companies, facing significant litigation matters in the realm of product liability and toxic torts. He has represented companies in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and across the United States in these complex matters. Evans assists companies and individuals in internal investigations and analysis to prepare for or avoid civil or criminal matters, including restrictive covenant and trade secret concerns. He also guides nonprofit organizations through a range of issues, including governance and compliance matters as well as crafting, revising, and implementing contracts and releases. Evans is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, and Defense Research Institute. He is President of the Board of Directors of Arcade Comedy Theater, and is active in other community activities including the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, Perfect Fit Canines, and Ligonier Camp and Conference Center. He received a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and an A.B. from Harvard College.

Michael Williams concentrates his practice in the field of wealth preservation and planning, including the areas of complex estate and business succession planning, estate and trust administration, income tax planning for trusts and estates, private foundation planning, and marital agreements. In addition to drafting wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Williams has expertise in drafting generation-skipping transfer tax exempt dynasty trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, Crummey trusts, and special purpose trusts. His expertise in income tax planning for trusts and estates encompasses planning for large closely-held business interests, net investment income tax issues, and multi-state tax issues. Williams is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Philadelphia Bar Association. He is a frequent volunteer for the Wills For Heroes program and the SeniorLAW Center. He received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Florida.

About Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a law firm of approximately 160 attorneys located throughout eight offices, with a reputation for its strong national and international practice spanning more than 40 areas of law. Since 1935, Schnader has remained committed to the original mission of excellence in practicing law, responsiveness to clients, and the provision of public service upon which the firm was established.