About Us

David Schwarz

David Schwarz is the Founder of Pier Strategies LLC and served as its Managing Principal from 2007 – June 2013.

Berkley E. Schwarz

Berkley E. Schwarz currently serves as the firm’s Managing Principal and leads the firm’s practice area focused on the arts and entertainment industry.  Berkley is a recognized expert in intellectual property legal and policy issues of significance. Read more…

Matthew Hunter

Matthew Hunter has an impressive background spanning two decades in government, political consulting, and government relations activities. His broad based range of contacts and knowledge is invaluable to the firm’s clients in diverse industries, including real estate development, financial markets, and internationally focused entities. Read more…

Paul Ketchel

Paul Ketchel advises the firm’s government contracting and economic development clients. Paul specializes in the healthcare arena with a focus on clients in the southeastern U.S. Paul previously served as Director of Government Relations for the American Capitol Group, a Washington, DC-based government relations firm. Read more…