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SCHUMAN

FRIEDMAN

Attorneys at Law • A Professional Corporation

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The colors represented here are simulated with our color laser printer using toners and while accurate to a degree it must be understood that these colors will appear slightly different when printed on a press using inks which are made of pigments.

The Firm

Overview

At Friedman Schuman, we believe communication and

dependability are at the core of every successful attorney-client relationship.

Since our founding in 1987, our attorneys have worked hard to offer strategic counsel that has enabled our clients to make informed, practical, and proactive decisions. The firm has provided guidance on matters relating to commercial financing, real estate transactions, personal injury andcommercial litigation, business transactions, estateadministration, and tax planning and wealth management for animpressive range of national, regional, and local businesses,professionals, and individuals. Friedman Schuman attorneys are recognized for their legal expertise, as well as for their business insight. This diversity of experience has honed our ability to provide clients with creative, comprehensive, and cost-efficient representation.

Over the past twenty-five years, Friedman Schuman continued to grow and excel as a sophisticated, competitive, full-service law firm. Whatever your business, legal, or strategic concerns, Friedman Schuman welcomes the opportunity to assist you.

Practical Solutions

Dependable Results

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Areas of Focus:

Entity Formation and Structure •

Buy-Sell Agreements •

Succession Planning •

Contract Negotiation and Drafting •

Sale and Purchase of Businesses •

Mergers and Acquisitions •

General Business Strategy •

Restrictive Covenants •

Not-For-Profi t Entity Consulting • Tax Strategy •

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Overview

Attorneys in Friedman Schuman’s Corporate and Business Law Practice focus on developing proactive, collaborative, and cost effective strategies that help clients achieve their business goals.

Since 1987, Friedman Schuman attorneys have represented

entrepreneurs, small business owners, midsize regional companies, and multi-national corporations, across an array of industries.

From entity formation and contract negotiation for small ventures to representing large international companies in complex, multi-million-dollar mergers and acquisitions, our attorneys have handled an impressive range of corporate and business transactions.

With in-house expertise in tax, real estate, and fi nancing, Friedman Schuman attorneys work across practice groups to create

multidisciplinary strategies to meet all types of business goals.

This sustained exposure to a variety of complex legal issues allows our attorneys to offer clients uniquely tailored advice that enables them to effectively and effi ciently navigate the increasingly complex and ever-changing business climate.

Representative Transactions

• Represented a life science research product manufacturer in the sale of stock and assets, including its U.K. subsidiary, to a public company Implemented a reorganization plan for a company with revenues in •

excess of $1 billion, the plan involved the liquidation or merger of more than a dozen operating subsidiaries and affi liates

Negotiated software licensing agreements between an early-stage •

developer and a multi-national media conglomerate

Completed complex buy-sell agreements for a restaurant company •

with multiple partners and numerous real estate interests

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Areas of Focus:

Financial Powers of Attorney •

Health Care Power of Attorney •

Advanced Health Care Directives • (Living Wills) Guardianship Proceedings • Medicaid Planning • Post-Death Strategies • Probate Proceedings •

Will Contests / Orphans’ Court •

Proceedings

Family Settlement Agreements •

Inheritance, Estate and Fiduciary •

Tax Returns

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Overview

Attorneys in Friedman Schuman’s Estate Administration and Elder Law Practice offer services that address a full range of legal issues facing individuals as they age.

The aim of our representation is to reduce uncertainty and diffi culty during challenging life events. Our attorneys help clients and their families protect themselves and their assets by providing comprehensive and customized solutions to sensitive problems.

We perform a range of work, including drafting living wills and powers of attorney for asset management and health care decisions. Our attorneys also prepare family settlement agreements and provide expert advice in tax management, life insurance settlements, and investment and distribution of assets.

Attorneys in Friedman Schuman’s Estate Administration and Elder Law practice also handle the management of the probate process and all estate administration procedures, including all required reporting and tax returns.

In addition, Friedman Schuman’s experienced attorneys conduct litigation involving guardianships for incapacitated adults and minor children. Our attorneys represent fi duciaries, benefi ciaries, and claimants in estate, trust, and guardianships disputes, will contests, and any other Orphans’ Court proceedings.

Representative Transactions

Instituted various guardianship proceedings for payment of fees •

owed to long term-care providers

Successfully petitioned for orphans in a dispute between a corporate •

trustee and the grantor of a minor’s trust Implemented a Cryonic Revocable Trust •

Administered a multi-million-dollar estate with real estate located •

in several states

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Areas of Focus:

Commercial Financing •

Industrial Development Authority •

(IDA) Financing Tax-Free Financing •

Real Estate and Construction •

Lending

Asset Based Lending •

Mezzanine Financing •

Second Lien Financing • Inter-creditor Agreements • Asset Recovery • Loan Workouts • Creditors Rights • Possessory Actions •

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Overview

Friedman Schuman’s Financial Services practice offers unparalleled representation to a wide range of national and regional fi nancial services institutions in connection with all types of loan facilities. Our attorneys are renowned as leaders in serving the special and signifi cant needs of fi nancial services institutions. In over twenty years of practice, Friedman Schuman attorneys have labored on behalf of some of the most prominent fi nancial services institutions in the nation. Our attorneys have structured and documented real estate transactions, SBA loans, mezzanine debt offerings, and various other commercial, industrial, and asset-based lending transactions in excess of one billion dollars.

In addition, Friedman Schuman attorneys have assisted fi nancial institutions in their efforts to collect assets, restructure, or otherwise mediate loans with problem debtors.

Our comprehensive understanding of this complex subject enables Friedman Schuman attorneys to strategically partner and service fi nancial institutions through times of stable and unstable market and regulatory conditions.

Representative Transactions

As lender’s counsel, structured, drafted, negotiated, and closed •

a complex $18 million tax-free construction to permanent loan transaction for a not-for-profi t entity

Served as lender’s counsel for over $100 million worth of real •

estate and asset-based credit facilities involving collateral in multiple jurisdictions and participant banks

Represented lender in all aspects of foreclosure, bankruptcy, and •

possession of $15 million in commercial property

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Areas of Focus:

Breach of Contract Claims

Business Disputes and Dissolutions

Business Torts

Restrictive Covenant Litigation

Real Estate Disputes

Landlord/ Tenant Disputes

Creditors Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Proceedings Injunctions

Intellectual Property Disputes

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Overview

There is no substitute for trial experience. The lawyers in Friedman Schuman’s Commercial Litigation Practice are accomplished trial lawyers with over twenty years of practice representing large corporations, mid-sized and small companies, partnerships, professionals, and individuals in a wide range of business litigation matters.

Friedman Schuman litigators handle the full range of commercial disputes, including partnership disputes, breach of contract claims and claims of unfair business practices, including business disparagement and defamation and are recognized for their work on RICO, securities fraud, class action and real estate matters.

Our attorneys have success representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and routinely appear before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and in administrative proceedings and have considerable experience with mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Attorneys in Friedman Schuman’s Litigation Practice vigorously protect the interests of their clients by offering practical, proactive, and cost-effective litigation strategies adapted to a client’s individual needs. Individualized attention combined with thorough preparation and persuasive advocacy are the hallmarks of the skillful, experienced and passionate Friedman Schuman trial lawyers.

Representative Transactions

• Obtained a $5 million settlement and a court-ordered receivership in a partnership dispute concerning a real estate development and management company

• Successfully represented a synagogue in landmark federal case with claims based on violations of The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA)

• Secured a $750,000 jury verdict in a misappropriation of trade secret case

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Areas of Focus:

• Motor Vehicle Accidents

• Premises Liability • Workplace Accidents • Catastrophic Injury • Wrongful Death

SCHUMAN

FRIEDMAN

Attorneys at Law • A Professional Corporation

PANTONE® Process Blue U

PANTONE® 541 U

PLEASE NOTE:

The colors represented here are simulated with our color laser printer using toners and while accurate to a degree it must be understood that these colors will appear slightly different when printed on a press using inks which are made of pigments.

Overview

Friedman Schuman has been successfully representing clients injured in accidents since its formation in 1987.

Friedman Schuman attorneys havemore than ten decades of

combined experience representing clients who have been injured in construction site accidents, car accidents, slip, trip and fall accidents, defective product accidents and other work place accidents.

Our personal injury trial lawyers will pursue the appropriate result for a client even if it means taking a case to trial. Their success rate in courtrooms throughout the Commonwealth of PA is reflected in results such as the $9.2 million verdict obtained for two union plasterers who sustained life-altering injuries in a construction accident, and the $4.2 million verdict for an injured driver in a motor vehicle accident. When you sustain an injury in an accident due to another person’s negligence, whether your injury is catastrophic or less severe, you want to have an experienced personal injury trial lawyer representing you to maximize the compensation to which you may be entitled. Our attorneys fulfill those requirements. Please contact us for a consultation.

Representative Transactions

• $9.4 million for a mother and three children catastrophically injured in amotor vehicle accident as they exited an Exxon gas station

• $9.2 million in Philadelphia for union plasterers on a construction site during the conversion of The Sterling at 18th and JFK Boulevard

• $3.4 million in Philadelphia for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site during the conversion of the City Hall Annex to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel

• $850,000 for a vending machine installer injured on the job

• $800,000 for an independent tractor-trailer operator who was run overas a pedestrian at the Philadelphia Marine Terminal

• $720,000 for a union glazer who permanently injured his leg in a work site accident during the construction of the new International Terminal at Philadelphia International Airport

• $470,000 for a union painter who sustained permanent injuries to his shoulder as a result of a fall-down accident on a job site

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Areas of Focus:

Acquisition and Sale of Property

Commercial and Residential

Closings

Commercial Leasing and

Development Easements

Eminent Domain and Quiet Title

Actions

Landlord/Tenant Law

Real Estate Tax Appeals

Like Kind Exchanges

• Entity Formations •

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Overview

Friedman Schuman’s Real Estate Practice is known for its ability to close deals quickly and cost-effectively. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of their industry and structure transactions to avoid expensive and time-consuming problems.

For over three decades, our attorneys have represented a wide variety of regional and national clients, including developers, landlords, contractors, retailers, institutional lenders, and tenants in matters including

acquisitions, sales, financing, contract and lease negotiations. On every transaction and on every client matter, our goal is to make our client’s position stronger.

Friedman Schuman attorneys also have extensive experience working with property owners, investors, and businesses on all aspects of the development process beginning with title review and land acquisition and continuing with construction and leasing.

We have represented clients in a variety of such undertakings, including the development of many large shopping center projects, a multitude of free standing retail properties and a number of mixed use projects, throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties, and Southern New Jersey.

Our team also routinely represents regional and national landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing transactions, including build-to-suit leases, retail leases, turnkey leases, ground leases, subleases, office leases, and warehouse and industrial leases.

Representative Transactions

• Represented a regional commercial real estate investment partnership in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of retail drug store properties

• Represented landlords in the negotiation of leases and operation and easement agreements with some of the nation’s largest “big box” retailers such as Lowes, Wal-Mart, BestBuy, Barnes & Noble, andOld Navy

• Successfully represented commercial developer in a deal with Hyundai and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (“PRPA”) designed to bring over 150,000 vehicles annually to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and Pier 98 Annex Auto-Processing Facility

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Areas of Focus:

Trademark, Copyright Registration •

and Maintenance

Brand Research and Clearance •

Infringement Monitoring and •

Enforcement

US Patent and Trademark Offi ce •

Representation

Licensing and Confi dentiality •

Agreements

Concurrent Use Agreements •

Domain Name and Internet • Disputes IP Litigation •

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Overview

Trademarks and Intellectual Property are critical assets for any business. Just like any other asset, these resources need to be effectively protected and effi ciently managed.

The goal of Friedman Schuman’s Trademarks and Intellectual Property practice is to help clients maximize and safeguard the value of their brand and intellectual property portfolios.

Friedman Schuman attorneys advise a broad array of individuals, businesses, professionals, and large public corporations on matters ranging from brand clearance and marketing strategy to copyright registrations and licensing agreements.

Our attorneys have experience representing clients from a broad spectrum of industries before a variety of state and federal agencies throughout the country.

At Friedman Schuman, we take a collaborative approach with our clients to develop comprehensive and cost-effective strategies to address unique trademark and intellectual property needs.

Representative Transactions

Manage a multi-brand trademark portfolio for a New York Stock •

Exchange-traded health care company with over $2 billion in annual revenues

Won a $750,000 jury verdict in a misappropriation of trade •

secret case

Negotiated software licensing agreements between an early-stage •

developer and a multi-national media conglomerate

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Areas of Focus:

Estate Plan Development •

Use of Wills and Trusts •

Business Succession Plans • Insurance Planning • Charitable Giving • Tax Planning • Gifting Strategies •

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Overview

Attorneys in Friedman Schuman’s Wealth Preservation and Estate Planning practice help clients secure and preserve a lasting legacy. Whatever the assignment, our goal is to minimize costs while optimizing the value to the client.

Our services extend from the preparation of simple wills and trusts to sophisticated succession plans for high-net-worth individuals and businesses. The wealth preservation and estate planning process includes expert advice on structuring of trusts, charitable bequests, and business succession plans.

Working closely with individuals, professionals, and businesses, Friedman Schuman attorneys employ a number of tailored, cutting-edge tax planning techniques to create options for increasing value and reducing exposure for the client.

We have many years of experience in the wealth management and estate planning fi eld, and we work hard to continuously monitor and adapt to the ever-changing regulatory and economic environment. Friedman Schuman attorneys are recognized for empowering their clients to make proactive, effective, and timely decisions with respect to their most valued assets.

Representative Transactions

Implemented an installment purchase of limited partnership interests •

by creating an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust to protect appreciated assets from exposure to the federal estate tax

• Designed and implemented an estate plan for a high-net-worth real estate developer, including wills, revocable trusts, an irrevocable life insurance trust, charitable bequests, and a long-term succession plan Completed a Charitable Lead Trust for the benefi t of a local

university, resulting in income and estate tax savings for the donor and a transfer of $1 million to the university

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PLEASE NOTE:

The colors represented here are simulated with our color laser printer using toners and while accurate to a degree it must be understood that these colors will appear slightly different when printed on a press using inks which are made of pigments.

Practice Areas

Corporate and Business Law Creditors Rights

Elder Law and Estate Administration Financial Services

Litigation Personal Injury

Real Estate and Zoning

Trademarks and Intellectual Property Wealth Preservation and Estate Planning

Please visit us on the web for more information www.fsalaw.com

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