Firm Overview

Our Client Commitment

Client service and a commitment to our clients’ success have long been hallmarks of ZSWS, and remain bedrock principles today. There may be many things to know and learn about our firm, although to us none is more significant than the fact that we view our commitment to the success of our clients as our first and foremost priority.

Each of our practitioners focuses the substantial majority of his or her time in a discrete number of practice areas. This approach, combined with the sophistication of our clients’ legal needs, creates a synergy that enables our practitioners to develop a significant level of in-depth knowledge in their respective substantive areas. Our overall approach to practice development, complemented by our culture of teamwork and client service, means our clients are satisfied that they receive not only responsive and personalized attention, but also useful, measured and confident advice that stems from years of training and experience with the specific issues at hand.

Broad Experience

The scope of our industry and legal experience is reflective of the region’s broad mix of business and industry. Our attorneys routinely advise clients in matters related to the following representative industries and practice areas:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Construction Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Franchised Enterprises
  • Gaming and Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • Housing
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Municipalities
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate Development
  • Retail Business
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Banking and Finance Regulation
  • Business Organizations and Governance
  • Complex and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Copyright and Trademark
  • Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Economic Development Law
  • Education and School Law
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Family Law and Adoption
  • First Amendment and Media Law
  • Local Government
  • Healthcare Regulation
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Municipalities
  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate and Land Use Planning
  • Securities Regulation
  • Taxation

Community Leadership

Although we devote substantial time and energy to serving the direct legal needs of our clients, community service is also deeply imbedded in our firm culture. The firm and its members devote significant time and resources to civic and community activities, and serve as leaders of numerous boards and initiatives. Similarly, several of our members are actively involved in local and state bar activities. And, as leaders in our respective fields of practice, we frequently serve as faculty members for legal education seminars.

Rich History – Forward Thinking

With roots that stem to the first half the twentieth century and a broad institutional clientele – many of whom we have served for several decades – we have a rich history to call upon. Yet, in today’s ever-changing legal and business environment, our firm is equally defined by our consistent pursuit to stay on the leading edge of our profession. Between substantial investments in both information technology and legal education, and a continuing commitment to the recruitment of talented colleagues, we strive to remain a leader in all aspects of client service.