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Ben Schnayerson is a partner in FMG’s San Francisco office. He is a highly experienced trial attorney with substantial experience in an array of litigation in federal and state courts throughout California.

Mr. Schnayerson’s labor and employment law practice involves regularly defending private and public employers facing individual, class and PAGA discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. He routinely appears before administrative bodies throughout California such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Labor Commissioner’s Office. Mr. Schnayerson is well-versed in defending California and Federal wage-and-hour individual and collective action claims, and he also provides counseling and proactive strategies to employers trying to navigate these complex and ever-changing rules.

As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Schnayerson handles high exposure claims for bodily injury and property damage arising out of products, transportation, premises, operations and advertising and personal injury cases.

Mr. Schnayerson’s commercial and directors and officers practice involves representation of private companies, non-profits and homeowners associations in a variety of contract matters, governance disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, joint venture relationships, bonds and financial guarantee matters, real property transactions, partnership and shareholder formations and dissolutions, and many other commercial and regulatory matters. He also defends TCPA and FDCPA claims.

Mr. Schnayerson’s construction and design practice includes representing general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers, suppliers, and sureties. He also has significant experience in construction defect cases. In addition, he has defended a variety of professional negligence/ E&O matters for professionals, including architects, engineers and other miscellaneous professionals.

Prior to joining Freeman Mathis, Mr. Schnayerson worked as an attorney for the McNamara Law Firm in Pleasant Hill as well as Dillingham & Murphy in San Francisco. Before he began his legal career, Mr. Schnayerson worked as a journalist, writing for Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Bernardino Sun and the Half Moon Bay Review. Mr. Schnayerson currently lives in Orinda, California with his wife and two children.

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