Chambers USA Honors 17 Riker Danzig Attorneys and 6 Practice Groups

Chambers USA Honors 17 Riker Danzig Attorneys and 6 Practice Groups
May 21, 2015

Chambers and Partners recognized a number of Riker Danzig’s practice groups with top honors in its 2015 edition of Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business. Our Insurance Litigation and Environmental practices earned first tier rankings, while our Bankruptcy & Reorganization, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation, Employment and Real Estate Practices were also awarded top rankings in New Jersey.  On a national level, Ronald Leibman was recognized for his Transportation/Logistics practice.

Following are excerpts from the 2015 Chambers USA:

Bankruptcy   "This firm never fails to impress me - they are extremely thorough and always very well prepared."  Has notable bankruptcy litigation expertise and maintains its highly respected profile for advising clients on complicated Chapter 11 reorganizations.  Regularly advises clients on real estate restructurings, the purchase and disposal oif distressed assets and mass torts.

Environment  "Their responsiveness, attention to detail, business judgment, and expertise are second to none.” “I can't think of a better firm to work with."   Enjoys a strong reputation for its advice on complicated site remediation matters. Houses a respected litigation practice, with extensive experience in representing multiple parties in a wide range of matters including in relation to CERCLA and insurance coverage.

Labor & Employment  "An excellent team with a very good reputation in this area. Also they are incredibly responsive and show a great deal of initiative."  Advises employers across a range of industries on the full range of labor and employment matters. Well versed in trying cases, including class actions.

Litigation: General Commercial  "They are very experienced and were able to get their arms round an incredibly complex case. Plus they have a great national reputation."   Has a dedicated general commercial litigation team, noted for its expertise in a broad range of disputes. Handles complex domestic and international work.  

Litigation:  Insurance  "Riker has done an excellent job for us. They have a firm grasp of the applicable law, as well as the knowledge and expertise to be effective. They are also very responsive."  Highly impressive presence in the insurance and reinsurance litigation sphere. 

Real Estate  "A very good firm."  An emphasis on handling major transactions and complex leasing matters for companies from the retail and technology sectors. Also well versed in litigation pertaining to real estate contracts and disputes between landlords and tenants.


The following attorneys are featured in the 2015 Chambers USA edition:

Glenn Clark (Commercial Litigation) is lauded for his expertise across a broad range of commercial litigation matters.

Marilynn Greenberg (Environment) is described by clients as "extremely knowledgeable about the subject area, a strategic thinker and a very good writer." 

Mark Hall (Bankruptcy) receives praise as "very diligent, extremely efficient and highly conscious of clients' needs."

Jaan Haus (Environment) is "great to work with, knows what's going on and always delivers."

Alex Kress (Bankruptcy)  "gained a quick understanding of our business and industry, which was a key element in the success of the transaction," a client reports. 

Dennis Krumholz (Band 1 in Environment) "He is not only extremely knowledgeable in federal and state environment laws and regulations, but is also very responsive, professional and understands the business aspects of the issues."

Ronald Leibman is included in the Nationwide rankings for Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial), and is described by clients as “one of my favorite people on the planet," saying “he has a great balance of lawyerly restraint while still understanding the business elements." 

Gerald Liloia (Commercial Litigation) is noted for his particular expertise in representing banks and other financial entities.

Samuel Moulthrop (Environment and White Collar Criminal) garners praise for his in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations and proficiency in Superfund concerns. He is also lauded in Chambers for his White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations work, for which it is noted that he represents an array of parties, ranging from individuals to blue-chip companies and their executives.

Brian O'Donnell (Band 1 in Insurance Litigation) is praised for his extensive experience advising clients on complex, high-profile and big-ticket cases.

Dennis O'Grady (Bankruptcy) is called the “dean of the bankruptcy Bar."  

Nicholas Racioppi (Real Estate) is called an "excellent real estate attorney and litigator," and "he gives great realistic scenarios to guide you through litigation, and is also very strategic."

Alexa Richman-La Londe (Environment) is described as "very capable and polished." 

Robert Schoenberg is named under Intellectual Property for his extensive knowledge of trademark and copyright issues.

Joseph Schwartz (Bankruptcy) is described as a "very confident, incredibly insightful and practical" attorney.

Steven Senior (Environment) is praised by clients for his communication skills and in-depth knowledge.

Jeffrey Wagenbach (Environment) is noted for his significant expertise in regulatory and transactional matters.

For more information on the Chambers USA honors process, please go to Chambers Methodology.

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