Ronald Schuler Esq.

Member in Charge of the Pittsburgh Office
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A Member of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Ronald Schuler is a corporate, securities and commercial transactions lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placement financings, and numerous types of contracts for clients within the energy, software, biotechnology and telecommunications industries.

In this capacity, Ronald has served as chief administrative and senior operations executive for a $100+ million Appalachian oil and gas production company, developing an intimate knowledge of oil and gas transactions, joint ventures, leasing and land matters, and energy derivatives. In addition, Mr. Schuler represented a Nasdaq-traded engineering software company from its start-up stage to its initial public offering (1996); and continued to work with the company as outside general counsel on its secondary offering (1998), its Securities Exchange Act compliance (including all disclosure and analyst guidance issues), and five major acquisitions, as well as supervising its intellectual property and licensing work.

He has worked extensively with biotechnology and medical device companies, handling major contracts, mergers, acquisitions and financial transactions, as well as serving as first-line issue-spotter with regard to FDA and intellectual property issues.

Mr. Schuler was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Pittsburgh, and was also recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2015.
Prior to joining Spilman Thomas & Battle, Mr. Schuler was a Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, PGMT Energy, a Partner with McGuireWoods, and a Shareholder/Associate with Buchanan Ingersoll in both their Pittsburgh and London offices. 

Education: 
B.A., Pomona College (1985) cum laude
J.D., Cornell Law School (1988)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
(Commissioned) 313 T.M., Securities Law Investor Considerations for Executive Compensation Arrangements (author)