New Firm Members Join Davison & McCarthy, P.C.

July 2011

In July of 2011, Davison & McCarthy, P.C. welcomed two new attorneys.

Andrew V. Schantz represents the Schantz family's fourth generation of attorneys, a professional lineage that has combined for more than 100 years of service to the Lehigh Valley. His clients include municipalities, commissions and authorities, local and national real estate developers and corporations, as well as numerous individuals and families.

Mr. Schantz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University, where he was a member of the University's nationally acclaimed wrestling team. Upon graduation, Mr. Schantz worked for CB Commercial Real Estate in Washington, D.C. before deciding to follow in his forefathers' footsteps by attending law school. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law in 1995.

Until 1999, Mr. Schantz served as an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Allentown. Thereafter, he worked alongside his father, William E. Schantz, Esq. Mr. Schantz has served on the Board of and as a lecturer for Lehigh University's Integrated Real Estate ("IRE@L") program and on the Board of Lehigh County Meals on Wheels.

Mr. Schantz focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, real estate, estate planning and administration, and business and corporate law.

William E. Schantz was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of William Allen High School, Muhlenberg College and the Dickinson School of Law.

He is a fifty-year member of the Lehigh County Bar Association, having served as its President in 1984. During his fifty plus years of practice, Mr. Schantz has been a partner in various prominent law firms in the Lehigh Valley. In 1999, Mr. Schantz developed his own law practice and began working with his son, Andrew V. Schantz, Esq.

During his years of practice, Mr. Schantz has represented countless families and businesses in matters ranging from estate planning to real estate to litigation.

Mr. Schantz is an active and supportive member of Christ Lutheran Church in Allentown where he serves on the church council. He is a longtime member of Lehigh Country Club where he enjoys playing golf. He also enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and reading.