Saul Ewing Opens Pittsburgh Office

Saul Ewing Opens Pittsburgh Office

Saul Ewing LLP is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Pittsburgh, marking its expansion into western Pennsylvania.

The office, the firm's 11th, will be staffed by four attorneys from the Pittsburgh office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. Their practices include corporate finance, business counseling, tax and mergers and acquisitions.

"We are excited to have a foothold in western Pennsylvania with this highly regarded group of attorneys," said Managing Partner David S. Antzis. "Establishing a Pittsburgh office is a natural expansion for Saul Ewing and cements our Pennsylvania presence by giving us full coverage from one end of the state to the other. We were intent on finding attorneys whose experience complements our existing practices. We hit the mark on all counts."

He said the firm's plan is to grow the Pittsburgh office.

Jay L. Panzarella, Adam F. Kelson and David R. Berk will join as partners in the Business and Finance practice. Christopher Evans will join as an associate in Business and Finance. The four-attorney team brings to the firm substantial experience and contacts in the Pittsburgh market. One staff member also will join.

"Speaking on behalf of my colleagues, we are proud and enthusiastic to open Saul Ewing's Pittsburgh office," said Panzarella. "There is tremendous opportunity in western Pennsylvania and we are eager to build on Saul Ewing's excellent reputation in this part of the state and region."

About the attorneys:

Jay Panzarella focuses his practice on corporate finance and venture funding, mergers and acquisitions and general business counseling. He is experienced in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; private equity and venture funding and intellectual property and technology development and licensing. He counsels lenders and borrowers in financial transactions and has represented issuers and investors in securities offerings, private placements and real estate syndications and has advised distressed enterprises through the bankruptcy process. He received his undergraduate degree from Muskingum College and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Adam Kelson has significant experience advising businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of commercial, corporate and financial transactions. He has represented investors, businesses and management in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations and equity and debt securities offerings. Kelson represents entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies throughout the life cycle of their business, including formation and start-up, general corporate and business counseling, capital raising transactions, and commercial relationships. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Boston University School of Law.

David Berk advises family business clients, entrepreneurs and start-up companies in connection with matters of taxation, structuring transactions, contract negotiations and governance issues. As a CPA for over 25 years, he is also uniquely qualified to advise clients on matters of corporate succession planning, trust and estate planning, insurance and retirement planning and asset protection planning. Berk serves as trustee of several charitable foundations and charitable interest trusts. He received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.

Christopher Evans focuses his practice on complex financing and merger and acquisitions transactions and regulatory counseling. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, his Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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