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Schnader Welcomes New Associates

On March 27, 2017 by Schnader in Aviation

Schnader is pleased to welcome three new associates, Stephanie A. Short, Corey R. Katz, and Raymond J. Hunter, to the firm.

Stephanie A. Short is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Services Department, resident in the Firm’s Pittsburgh office. A private pilot, she focuses on aviation and product liability matters. Currently, Ms. Short is assisting in the defense of an industrial sand company allegedly in breach of a lease and environmental remediation suit. She has experience in energy and environmental matters, as well as appellate and personal injury litigation. Prior to joining Schnader, Ms. Short practiced in the Oil and Gas/Energy group of a regional firm in Louisiana. Ms. Short previously was an Equal Justice Works Fellow and staff attorney at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. As an Equal Justice Works Fellow she secured economic benefits for low-income clients by clearing title to more than 100 homes so that clients could access disaster recovery funds. Ms. Short is a 2011 graduate from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she was the Article Editor of the Lewis & Clark Review. She received both her M.S. and B.S. in Environmental Biology from Tulane University.

Corey R. Katz is a member of the Firm’s Business Services Department and Corporate Practice Group, resident in the Firm’s New York City office. He focuses his practice in all phases of corporate and commercial transactions, corporate lending, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate law. Mr. Katz’s experience includes drafting and negotiating stock and asset purchase agreements, stockholders’ agreements, merger agreements, and corporate organizational documents, as well as conducting due diligence reviews. He has assisted private companies in private placements and public companies with SEC reporting and corporate governance matters. During law school, he interned at the New York State Supreme Court, New York City Law Department and FINRA’s Department of Enforcement. Mr. Katz is a 2015 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was the staff editor of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Raymond J. Hunter joins the Litigation Services Department, resident in the Firm’s Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on defending railroads in personal injury and wrongful death/survival actions filed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts. He also defends self-insured corporations and insurance companies in personal injury and breach of contract cases. Mr. Hunter is a 2001 graduate from Villanova University School of Law and obtained his B.S. from Northern Arizona University.