Real Estate

Schinner & Shain offers comprehensive services in the areas of real estate acquisition and development, tax planning, financing, leasing and disposition.  We advise buyers and sellers through all phases of real estate transactions, including the negotiation of the purchase agreement, the property and title due diligence processes, secured lending matters and closing issues. Our real […]

Tax Planning & Controversy

Do you want an aggressive or conservative tax lawyer? Our tax attorneys have years of tax experience, so we know when to take a conservative route and when to explore every aspect of the law to implement innovative legal solutions. Before an attorney can offer creative tax solutions, however, he or she must have a […]


At Schinner & Shain, our experienced trial and appellate lawyers offer clients broad litigation capability. The firm’s litigators have a proven record of success in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before alternative dispute resolution tribunals.  Our practice ranges from complex litigation to typical business, partnership, contract, real estate and intellectual […]

Labor & Employment

At Schinner & Shain, our labor and employment attorneys support our corporate clients with advice, counseling and litigation services in all aspects of the employment arena, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, classification of independent contractors, family leave compliance, wage and hour compliance, and exemption and versus nonexempt status, as well as other issues relating to […]

Business and Corporate

As general counsel to many emerging and established businesses, Schinner & Shain understands and meets the need for practical, cost-effective and timely legal services. Although our attorneys have formed hundreds of companies, we treat each client individually.  First, we interview each client to determine the best form of entity, whether C corporation, S corporation, partnership […]

Intellectual Property

In today’s global economy, the new currency is intellectual property.  It is reported that the intellectual assets of most companies comprise about 80 percent of the company’s total value.  Just how valuable are these assets?  The trademarks “Coca Cola”, “Budweiser” and “McDonalds” alone are estimated to be worth more than $1 billion.  Volkswagen learned the […]

Emerging Growth Companies and Start-Ups

At Schinner & Shain, we take an interdisciplinary approach to prepare technology companies and other growing enterprises for success.  Our core team specializes in matters of finance and corporate governance, licensing and strategic transactions, and intellectual property protection. We represent clients in such fields as computer hardware and software, networking, multimedia distribution platforms, communications and […]

Estate Planning and Trusts And Estates

What is estate planning? Estate planning is the planned accumulation, preservation, management, and transfer of family wealth, both during life and at death. A common misconception is that estate planning is only for the “wealthy.” Although it is true that “wealthy” individuals may incorporate a greater number of techniques into their estate plans, everyone, regardless […]