Foley Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America Guide

15 August 2013 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley is pleased to announce that 203 of its attorneys from 16 offices have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® guide. Additionally, 19 of its attorneys have been named Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year in their respective communities and areas of practice.

The Best Lawyers in America guide is based on peer-review surveys in which attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. All of the information included in the listings is independently verified, and no attorneys are required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

The list of Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year is based on an exhaustive survey process in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Those individuals honored as Lawyers of the Year have received particularly high ratings in these surveys by earning a high level of respect for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The Foley attorneys named Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year, segmented by office location and area of practice, are:

Chicago 

  • Stephen P. Bedell: Securities Regulation 
  • Kathryn M. Trkla: Derivatives and Futures Law

Detroit 

  • George W. Ash: Government Relations Practice

Jacksonville 

  • Adam G. Adams III: Construction Law

Madison 

  •  Allen A. Arntsen: Litigation – Land Use & Zoning 
  • Anita M. Sorensen: Immigration 
  • Michael B. Van Sicklen: Bet-the-Company Litigation

Milwaukee 

  • William J. Abraham, Jr.: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law 
  • Linda E. Benfield: Natural Resources Law 
  • Ralf-Reinhard Boer: International Trade and Finance Law 
  • Edward J. Hammond: Project Finance Law 
  • James T. McKeown: Litigation – Antitrust 
  • Jay O. Rothman: Securities/Capital Markets Law 
  • David B. Ryan: Public Finance Law 
  • Trevor J. Will: Energy Law

Orlando 

  • Ted B. Edwards: Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

San Diego 

  • R. Michael Scarano, Jr.: Health Care Law 
  • Victor A. Vilaplana: Litigation – Bankruptcy

Washington, D.C. 

  •  Richard C. Peet: Biotechnology Law

The following attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 guide:

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
  • Jan E. Murray: Health Care Law
  • 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
  • Theodore T. Eidukas: Energy Regulatory Law
  • Bennett L. Epstein: Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Jay A. 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
  • 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 D. Daugherty: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Daljit S. Doogal: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets 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
  • Michael B. Kirwan: Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • 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
  • Douglas S. Buck: Real Estate Law
  • Christopher C. Cain: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions 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
  • Brian H. Potts: Environmental Law
  • David W. Reinecke: Trusts and Estates
  • 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 – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate
  • 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

Milwaukee 

  • William J. Abraham, Jr.: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Michael J. Aprahamian: Commercial Litigation
  • 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
  • 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
  • Keith A. Christiansen: Trusts and Estates
  • James R. Clark: Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, Commercial 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: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Marc J. Marotta: Native American Law
  • Maureen A. McGinnity: Commercial Litigation, Litigation & Controversy – Tax
  • James T. McKeown: Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Sports Law
  • Hugh J. O’Halloran: Real Estate 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 Governance Law, 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
  • David W. Simon: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • 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
  • John K. Wilson: Corporate Governance Law, 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 

  • Andrew Baum: Trademark Law
  • Barry J. Mandel: Litigation – Securities
  • Jonathan E. 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
  • 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
  • Jose L. Patiño: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • R. Michael Scarano, Jr.: Health Care Law
  • Nancy L. Stagg: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Gerald F. Swiss: Biotechnology Law
  • Victor A. Vilaplana: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

San Francisco 

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

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: Corporate Law, 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: Corporate Governance Law, 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

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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