Foley Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Guide

28 August 2012 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that 215 of its attorneys from 19 offices have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 guide. Most notably, the number of Foley attorneys ranked in the 2013 edition represents a nearly 26 percent increase from last year’s guide.

The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America guide is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 68,934 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. All of the information included in the listings is independently verified.

Attorneys are ranked in categories established by Best Lawyers. Foley rankings, segmented by office location, include:

Boston

  • Kenneth R. Appleby: Tax Law
  • Michael L. Blau: Health Care Law
  • Alan H. Einhorn: Health Care Law
  • Ana M. Francisco: Commercial Litigation
  • Gabor Garai: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • David W. Kantaros: Venture Capital Law
  • Roger A. Lane: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law
  • John D. Lanza: Information Technology Law
  • Lawrence B. Litwak: Health Care Law
  • Matthew B. Lowrie: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Susan E. Pravda: Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Andrew R. Stern: Real Estate Law
  • Michael J. Tuteur: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Lawrence W. Vernaglia: Health Care Law
  • J. Mark Waxman: Health Care Law

Chicago

  • Michael G. Bailey: Public Finance Law
  • Stephen P. Bedell: Securities Regulation
  • Laura L. Bilas: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • John T. Brooks: Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Michael M. Conway: Commercial Litigation, Litigation & Controversy – Tax
  • Bennett L. Epstein: Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Jay Erens: Corporate Law
  • James R. Hellige: Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Heidi H. Jeffery: Public Finance Law
  • Harold L. Kaplan: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Christopher Knight: Public Finance Law
  • William J. McKenna: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
  • John B. Palmer: Tax Law
  • Donna J. Pugh: Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Michael J. Small: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Roger D. Strode, Jr.: Health Care Law
  • Kathryn M. Trkla: Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Michael H. Woolever: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Detroit 

  • George W. Ash: Government Relations Practice
  • John F. Birmingham, Jr.: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Raymond J. Carey: Labor Law - Management
  • Patrick Daugherty: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Daljit S. Doogal: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Judy A. O'Neill: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Philip B. Phillips: Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Chris E. Rossman: Health Care Law
  • John R. Trentacosta: Commercial Litigation
  • Ann Marie Uetz: Commercial Litigation

Jacksonville

  • Adam G. Adams III: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Robert S. Bernstein: Tax Law
  • David C. Cook: Real Estate Law, Timber Law
  • Gardner F. Davis: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Charles V. Hedrick: Banking and Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Kevin E. Hyde: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Chauncey W. Lever, Jr.: Public Finance Law
  • Emerson M. Lotzia: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Scott D. Richburg: Litigation – Securities
  • John A. Tucker: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate

Los Angeles 

  • John Carson: Trademark Law
  • Alan E. Friedman: Commercial Litigation
  • Pamela L. Johnston: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Richard W. Lasater II: Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Denise Rios Rodriguez: Health Care Law
  • Richard F. Seiden: Health Care Law
  • Diane Ung: Health Care Law
  • Carl I. Weissburg: Health Care Law

Madison 

  • Allen A. Arntsen: Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Patent
  • Christopher S. Berry: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Douglas S. Buck: Real Estate Law
  • Christopher C. Cain: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Douglas B. Clark: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • Timothy S. Crisp: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law
  • Gordon Davenport III: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Paul S. Hunter: Patent Law
  • Bradley D. Jackson: Communications Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulation Law
  • Daniel A. Kaplan: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Mark A. Kassel: Biotechnology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law
  • Daniel G. Mohan: Trusts and Estates
  • Gregory F. Monday: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Brian H. Potts: Environmental Law
  • David W. Reinecke: Trusts and Estates
  • Blaine R. Renfert: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • Anne E. Ross: Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Anita M. Sorensen: Immigration Law
  • Naikang Tsao: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Patent
  • Michael B. Van Sicklen: Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Real Estate
  • David G. Walsh: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Communications Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Paul T. Wrycha: Corporate Law

Miami 

  • Roy J. Barquet: Immigration Law
  • William E. Davis: Commercial Litigation
  • Guillermo J. Fernandez-Quincoces: Tax Law
  • Mark J. Neuberger: Employment Law – Management
  • Mary Leslie Smith: Franchise Law
  • Darin I. Zenov: Tax Law

Milwaukee 

  • Michael J. Aprahamian: Commercial Litigation
  • William J. Abraham, Jr.: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Paul Bargren: Advertising Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental
  • Steven R. Barth: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Linda E. Benfield: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • Michael M. Biehl: Health Care Law
  • Bernard J. Bobber: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Ralf-Reinhard Boer: Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Michael A. Bowen: Commercial Litigation
  • Mary K. Braza: Commercial Litigation, Sports Law
  • John F. Callan: Trusts and Estates
  • Richard H. Casper: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jon P. Christiansen: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Keith A. Christiansen: Trusts and Estates
  • James R. Clark: Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • James P. Connelly: Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey N. Costakos: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
  • Lloyd J. Dickinson: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • George A. Dionisopoulos: Trusts and Estates
  • Gregg H. Dooge: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Kevin G. Fitzgerald: Insurance Law
  • Michael D. Flanagan: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • Richard S. Florsheim: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Carl D. Fortner: Tax Law
  • Laura J. Gage: Health Care Law
  • Richard S. Gallagher: Non-Profit / Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Benjamin F. Garmer III: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • C. Frederick Geilfuss II: Health Care Law
  • Maria E. Gonzalez Knavel: Health Care Law
  • Reed Groethe: Public Finance Law
  • G. Michael Halfenger: Appellate Practice
  • Edward J. Hammond: Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Project Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Michael W. Hatch: Real Estate Law
  • Emory Ireland: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Stanley S. Jaspan: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Sarah O. Jelencic: Real Estate Law
  • Bruce A. Keyes: Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law
  • Patricia J. Lane: Banking and Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Benjamin D. Levin: Real Estate Law
  • Brett H. Ludwig: Insurance Law
  • Wayne R. Lueders: Trusts and Estates
  • Lawrence T. Lynch: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Susan R. Maisa: Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Marc J. Marotta: Native American Law
  • Maureen A. McGinnity: Commercial Litigation
  • Brian W. McGrath: Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law
  • James T. McKeown: Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Sports Law
  • Jamshed J. Patel: Tax Law
  • Thomas C. Pence: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • James P. Peterson: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patrick G. Quick: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • David M. Reicher: Derivatives and Futures Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Greg W. Renz: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Bartholomew F. Reuter: Energy Law
  • Leigh C. Riley: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Jay O. Rothman: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law \
  • David B. Ryan: Non-Profit / Charities Law, Public Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Bryan S. Schultz: Corporate Law
  • Nancy J. Sennett: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities
  • Timothy J. Sheehan: Corporate Law
  • Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Luke E. Sims: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Peter J. Stone: Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law
  • Mark A. Thimke: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • Joseph B. Tyson, Jr.: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Adam J. Wiensch: Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Trevor J. Will: Energy Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Allen W. Williams, Jr.: Energy Law, Environmental Law
  • John K. Wilson: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Andrew J. Wronski: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Joseph N. Ziebert: Patent Law
  • Lynette M. Zigman: Non-Profit / Charities Law, Tax Law

New York 

  • Barry J. Mandel: Litigation – Securities
  • Jonathan Moskin: Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Steven J. Rizzi: Litigation - Patent
  • Jeffrey C. Thrope: Health Care Law
  • James T. Tynion III: Project Finance Law
  • Peter N. Wang: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction

Orlando 

  • J. Gordon Arkin: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, Transportation Law
  • Daniel Bachrach: Real Estate Law
  • Edmund T. Baxa, Jr.: Litigation – Construction
  • Ted B. Edwards: Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Michael Gay: Commercial Litigation
  • William C. Guthrie: Real Estate Law
  • Thomas K. Maurer: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Michael A. Okaty: Corporate Law
  • Paul E. Rosenthal: Real Estate Law
  • R. Duke Woodson: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Sacramento

  • William L. Abalona: Health Care Law

San Diego and San Diego/Del Mar

  • Mikel R. Bistrow: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Christopher Celentino: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • R. Michael Scarano, Jr.: Health Care Law
  • Andrew B. Serwin: Information Technology Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Nancy L. Stagg: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Victor A. Vilaplana: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

San Francisco

  • Thomas F. Carlucci: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Silicon Valley

  • Gerald F. Swiss: Biotechnology Law

Tallahassee

  • Christopher M. Kise: Appellate Practice
  • Thomas J. Maida: Insurance Law
  • Austin B. Neal: Insurance Law

Tampa

  • Michael D. Annis: Corporate Law, Tax Law
  • Curt P. Creely: Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Gary D. Koch: Health Care Law
  • Thomas M. Little: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Carolyn T. Long: Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Michael P. Matthews: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Fred S. Ridley: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Olin G. Shivers: Tax Law
  • Stephen J. Szabo: Real Estate Law
  • Martin A. Traber: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Steven W. Vazquez: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Mark J. Wolfson: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

Tokyo

  • Etsuo Doi: International Business Transactions

Washington, D.C. 

  • Stephen A. Bent: Biotechnology Law, Patent Law
  • Scott L. Fredericksen: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Jay W. Freedman: Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Michael J. Lockerby: Franchise Law
  • John M. Lynham, Jr.: Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen B. Maebius: Biotechnology Law, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Lawrence G. McBride: Mining Law, Natural Resources Law
  • Cleta Mitchell: Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Richard C. Peet: Biotechnology Law, Technology Law
  • Michele M. Simkin: Biotechnology Law
  • Richard G. Stoll: Environmental Law
  • Harold C. Wegner: Patent Law
  • Samuel J. Winer: Litigation – Securities, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

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