Nauman Smith partners Craig J. Staudenmaier and J. Stephen Feinour have been named in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Craig is recognized for his work in Commercial Litigation and Steve for his work in the areas of Municipal Law and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law. This is Craig’s seventh consecutive and Steve’s fourth consecutive year for receiving this recognition.
Craig concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal litigation and Right to Know/media law. He routinely represents clients in all phases of the litigation process including mediation and arbitration, and specializes in the representation of Class 1, regional and shortline railroads. Craig has represented clients before trial courts throughout Pennsylvania, and has successfully argued cases before the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, as well as the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. His work at the forefront of Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law has been widely recognized by the legal industry and the media.
Steve has extensive experience in municipal law and manages the firm’s municipal law practice. Serving as solicitor for local townships and boroughs, he assists public officials grappling with the challenges constantly facing local governments in Pennsylvania. Steve’s practice also focuses on business and corporate law including the preparation of business succession plans for multi-generation family owned businesses, in addition to real estate, land use planning and zoning law.
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