Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2017 Law Firm Rankings
Chambers and Partners recognized a number of Riker Danzig’s practice groups with top honors in its 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Our Environmental practice again earned a Band 1 ranking, while our Bankruptcy & Reorganization, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, and Real Estate Practices were also awarded top rankings in New Jersey. On a national level, Ronald Leibman was again recognized for his Transportation/Logistics practice.
Following are excerpts from the 2017 edition of Chambers USA. Quotes are by clients or peers. Full rankings and commentary are available at Chambers.
Bankruptcy: Fields a strong team of well-known practitioners with experience in bankruptcy litigation and Chapter 11 reorganizations.
Environment (Band 1): "They're all great lawyers and great writers, and they have a deep bench!"
Litigation: General Commercial & Insurance: “They are a great firm. They understand their clients, they are very cost-conscious when it comes to billing and they do top-notch litigation work.” Another client confirms: “I can rely on their high quality and good results.”
Real Estate: One market source says the team is "very strong on redevelopment,” while a client says: "They're all terrific - very helpful and very strategic."
The following attorneys are featured in the 2017 Chambers USA edition:
Glenn Clark (General Commercial Litigation): He offers a wealth of experience in commercial, insurance, employment, product liability and construction litigation.
Kelly Crawford (Recognized Practitioner, Products Liability Litigation)
Marilynn Greenberg (Environment): A satisfied client enthuses: "She is one of the best lawyers I've worked with - she's a great writer and a tireless advocate."
Jaan Haus (Environment - Associates to watch): "Excellent environmental lawyer" particularly recognized for his adept counsel on site remediation matters, and is a noted authority on the Site Remediation Reform Act.
Lance Kalik (Insurance Litigation): A respected insurance litigator who is described by sources as a “top-notch coverage lawyer.”
Dennis Krumholz (Band 1, Environment): “Well-respected” and is valued by clients for his “highly knowledgeable and professional” approach to matters.
Ronald Leibman is ranked Nationwide for Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial): Sought after by clients. One insider reports that Ron is a "very trusted adviser and is exceptionally knowledgeable about our industry."
Gerald Liloia (General Commercial Litigation): He handles a broad range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on securities cases and financial services litigation.
Samuel Moulthrop (Environment): A highly regarded and experienced trial lawyer noted for his substantial expertise in complex environmental disputes and government enforcement actions.
(White-Collar Crime Litigation & Government Investigations): His deep experience in the field makes him a valuable asset in the defense of compliance issues, D&O matters and government enforcements and investigations.
Brian O’Donnell (Band 1, Insurance Litigation): An accomplished litigator who is noted for his representation of clients in high-profile coverage and reinsurance matters.
Scott Ohnegian (Labor & Employment): Market sources assert that "he is very good - he knows what he's doing."
Dennis O’Grady (Bankruptcy): "He has been, and continues to be, a leader in the Bar."
Nicholas Racioppi (Band 1, Real Estate): Praised for his abilities in transactional real estate matters, from acquisition and development to zoning and planning. He is also recommended for his work as a litigator.
Alexa Richman-La Londe (Environment): "Great" lawyer noted for her litigation strengths, with particular praise for her responsiveness and ability to deal with difficult complications that arise during complex cases.
Robert Schoenberg (Band 1, Intellectual Property): One impressed observer says: "He's an extremely skilled trial attorney. He has vast knowledge of the court systems of New Jersey."
Joseph Schwartz (Bankruptcy): "Joe's bright and aggressive, but aggressive in the right manner - he pushes issues to the right place."
Steven Senior (Environment): A leading name in his field and draws praise from clients for "his understanding of complex legal issues and ability to communicate those issues in layman's terms."
Jeffrey Wagenbach (Environment): One appreciative client notes his "timeliness, judgment, experience, and practical advice and counsel."
For more information on the Chambers USA honors process, please go to Chambers Methodology.
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