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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Kelly Strange Crawford
Jaan M. Haus
Lance J. Kalik
Brian E. O'Donnell
Scott A. Ohnegian
Nicholas Racioppi, Jr.
Alexa Richman-La Londe
Joseph L. Schwartz
Steven T. Senior
Jeffrey B. Wagenbach
Glenn A. Clark
Marilynn R. Greenberg
Dennis J. Krumholz
Gerald A. Liloia
Samuel P. Moulthrop
Dennis J. O'Grady
Robert J. Schoenberg