Chairman: William R Sasso
Managing Partner: Jeffrey A Lutsky
Financial Partner: Kevin R Boyle
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies — from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations — achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, the firm’s responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of their clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation. As a member of Meritas, Stradley Ronon is part of a network of pre-qualified, quality, independent business law firms throughout the United States and around the world.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Securities
Government & Public Affairs
Regulation & Compliance
Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning
Corporate & Securities:
Stradley Ronon’s corporate and securities group includes banking, closely held/ family owned businesses, emerging companies and venture capital funds, energy and environmental, health care, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit and religious organizations, private equity, and public companies. When the firm’s clients need advice outside these areas, their corporate and securities practitioners work closely with colleagues in other practice areas, such as employment, employee benefits, environmental, IP, finance, real estate and tax.
By bringing together the firm’s bankruptcy, workouts and creditors’ rights; finance and restructuring; health care finance; public finance; and structured finance practices, Stradley Ronon’s financial services group offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the opportunities and challenges presented to their clients.
Government & Public Affairs:
Stradley Ronon’s government and public affairs practice provides strategic advice and representation to clients across industries regarding business development, procurement, legislative affairs, lobbying, business-to- government outreach and issues management. The firm manages a variety of government and public affairs efforts on behalf of clients, including regulatory actions, crisis management and public-sector financing at all levels of government.
The firm’s IP lawyers regularly assist clients with drafting and prosecuting US or international patent and trademark applications; filing copyright registration applications; performing due diligence reviews and analyses; analyzing and drafting infringement or validity legal opinions; advising on trade secret matters; and protecting IP assets or avoiding infringing on the IP rights of others.
Stradley Ronon maintains one of the largest practices in the United States representing registered investment companies, including open-end funds, closed-end funds, interval funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and unit investment trusts (UITs). The firm’s clients include more than 1,500 separate funds with combined assets under management exceeding $2 trillion, including several of the top ten investment company complexes in the country by assets under management.
Stradley Ronon’s litigation team handles high-risk, highstakes litigation in a wide array of matters spanning state and federal courts, before governmental agencies, and in international and domestic arbitrations. The group includes ADR; complex commercial and class -action litigation; construction; cyber insurance; data breach response; e-discovery; employment and labor; financial services litigation; health care litigation; insurance coverage advisory and litigation; IP litigation; white-collar defense, internal investigations and corporate compliance; investment management litigation; life sciences; nonprofit and religious organizations litigation; products liability and mass tort defense; and securities litigation and enforcement.
Stradley Ronon’s real estate team represents local, regional and national investors, developers, operators and lenders in a full spectrum of issues, including: acquisition and development; leasing; real estate finance; private fund formation; construction; mixed-use development; zoning and land use; and environmental matters. The team provides responsive, pragmatic advice to enable its clients to meet their goals.
Regulation & Compliance:
Stradley Ronon’s compliance attorneys advise clients across a wide band of industries and regularly collaborate with their transactional and litigation groups to help clients address the issues most critical to their businesses. The group includes practitioners from across the firm’s banking, cyber insurance, employment and labor, energy and regulatory, health care, insurance regulatory and compliance solutions, and nonprofit and religious organizations practices.
Stradley Ronon’s tax practice group reaches into every sphere of international, federal, state and local taxation, working with tax laws that are numerous, complex and frequently changing. The group’s lawyers regularly undertake tax planning for C corporations, S corpora- tions, partnerships, business trusts, limited liability companies, individuals, estates and trusts, tax-exempt organizations, and regulated businesses such as mutual funds and banks.
Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning:
Stradley Ronon’s trusts, estates and personal planning group represents clients in the administration of trusts and estates; business succession planning; estate and tax planning; fiduciary litigation, family disputes and will contests; guardianships; planned charitable giving; planning and trusts for individuals with special needs; prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements; private foundations; and retirement planning.