In 2019, after repairing my dislocated jaw, my surgeon joyfully high-fived the anesthesiologist in the operating room ... just minutes after meticulously drilling twelve tiny screws into my skull.
That's the kind of exuberance that we combine with our experience, precision, and diligence to navigate your toughest business and professional challenges.
The journey may be arduous at times, but we do our best to enjoy the ride. Positivity in the face of adversity keeps us sharp and ready.
But if you're not taking care of yourself, legal victories are hollow. We help you take care of you from day one. We listen, we explain, we empathize. As businesspeople, we can comprehend what it's like to be in your shoes. As your teammates, we keep you informed.
And we take care of us. We enthusiastically roll up our sleeves when duty calls, then strategically carve out time to rest. Thoughtful planning enables us to be fully invested, present and proactive. We take excellent care of our health so that we can perform optimally.
Some of our best ideas come to us while we are out enjoying fresh air and sunshine - because your case is always percolating and we thrive on crafting innovative solutions -- with you and for you. We are nimble, flexible, and high-energy, as well as reflective, intuitive, and creative.
Our budget-friendly project-management approach empowers us to affiliate with paralegals, IT professionals, and other lawyers as needed. We have built a robust network of talent and can seamlessly connect you with resources.
Tricia Schafer has represented entities of all sizes and a diverse array of professionals in numerous controversies over the past 27 years, including the following:
Real estate developer in a class action brought by homeowners regarding utility rates
Residential developer in $22 million dispute among homebuilders regarding construction and development plans
Physician during departure from practice group, including shareholder rights and employment compensation
Physician in partnership dispute over ownership of surgery center, including interests in real estate, monetary distributions, and return of capital
Retiring physician in alleged breach of asset purchase agreement for sale of practice
Physician in dispute with equipment manufacturer
Accounting firm in litigation alleging professional malpractice
Real estate investor in $25 million dispute with former partners over liquidation agreement and successful application for receivership
Owner of recreational watercraft business in dispute with former partner
Religious institution in dispute with founding pastor who was ousted for highly publicized alleged misconduct
Family-owned business in dispute with international corporation regarding intellectual property rights and an exclusive manufacturing agreement
Hospital in dispute with insurance company regarding payment and reimbursement
Insurance carrier in dispute with former public official regarding whether unlawful interference in business deal occurred in course and scope of employment
Franchisee in contract dispute with national restaurant chain
Financial institutions in alleged employment discrimination matters
Rehabilitation center in contract and billing dispute with pharmaceutical provider
Construction contractor in alleged breach of noncompetition agreement
County in dispute with environmental protection organization regarding road construction plans and potential effects of all-terrain vehicles on protected wildlife
"While we worked together, Tricia demonstrated that she was an extremely talented lawyer with the ability to handle a broad range of complex issues in numerous commercial legal fields." Richard A. Friedlander, Lang & Klain, P.C.
"Tricia is a strong legal writer with a good grasp of the law and the facts in whatever case she is working on. Just as importantly, she writes like a human being, in a way that is calculated to persuade." Charles S. Price, Dickinson Wright PLLC
“I’ve enjoyed working with Tricia, originally while representing adversaries at large firms, and more recently with her as a contract lawyer in the boutique appellate firm I co-managed from 2012-2020. Tricia consistently and enthusiastically delivers well-written and thoroughly-researched work product, and makes a meaningful contribution to any litigation team.” Robert A. Mandel, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP
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