Foley Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 List

18 August 2014 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley is pleased to announce that 200 of its attorneys from 16 offices have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Additionally, 33 attorneys – 28 for the first time – earned Best Lawyers® 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in their respective practices.

The Best Lawyers in America list is based on a peer-review survey process in which thousands of leading attorneys confidentially evaluate other attorneys in their practice areas. Individuals honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
The 33 Foley attorneys recognized as a 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” are:

  • Andrew Baum: New York City Trademark Law
  • Linda E. Benfield: Milwaukee Environmental Law
  • Bernard J. Bobber: Milwaukee Employment Law — Management
  • Ralf-Reinhard Boer: Milwaukee International Trade and Finance Law
  • John T. Brooks: Chicago Litigation — Trusts and Estates
  • Christopher C. Cain: Madison Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • John Carson: Los Angeles Trademark Law
  • James R. Clark: Milwaukee Litigation — Antitrust
  • Gardner F. Davis: Jacksonville Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • George A. Dionisopoulos: Milwaukee Trusts and Estates
  • Michael D. Flanagan: Milwaukee Natural Resources Law
  • Richard S. Florsheim: Milwaukee Litigation — Patent
  • Charles V. Hedrick: Jacksonville Banking and Finance Law
  • Kevin E. Hyde: Jacksonville Employment Law — Management
  • Emory Ireland: Milwaukee Banking and Finance Law
  • Bradley D. Jackson: Madison Communications Law 
  • Daniel A. Kaplan: Madison Labor Law — Management
  • Mark A. Kassel: Madison Patent Law
  • Richard W. Lasater II: Los Angeles Securities Regulation
  • James T. McKeown: Milwaukee Antitrust Law
  • Austin B. Neal: Tallahassee Insurance Law
  • Jamshed J. Patel: Milwaukee Tax Law
  • Patrick G. Quick: Milwaukee Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David W. Reinecke: Madison Trusts and Estates
  • Scott D. Richburg: Jacksonville Litigation — Securities
  • Jay O. Rothman: Milwaukee Corporate Law
  • Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.: Milwaukee Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Mary Leslie Smith: Miami Franchise Law
  • Naikang Tsao: Madison Litigation — Intellectual Property
  • Michael B. Van Sicklen: Madison Appellate Practice
  • Trevor J. Will: Milwaukee Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Samuel J. Winer: Washington, D.C. Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Paul T. Wrycha: Madison Corporate Law

The 200 Foley attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015, segmented by office location and practice area, are:

Boston

  • Michael L. Blau: Health Care Law
  • Alan H. Einhorn: Health Care Law
  • Ana M. Francisco: Commercial Litigation
  • Gabor Garai: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David W. Kantaros: Venture Capital Law
  • Roger A. Lane: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law
  • John D. Lanza: Information Technology Law
  • Matthew B. Lowrie: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Jan E. Murray: Health Care Law
  • Susan E. Pravda: Mergers and 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: Public Finance Law
  • John T. Brooks: Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • James D. Dasso: Food and Beverage Law
  • Patrick Daugherty: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Theodore T. Eidukas: Energy Regulatory Law
  • Bennett L. Epstein: Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jay A. Erens: Corporate Law
  • Jeanne M. Gills: Food and Beverage Law
  • Phillip M. Goldberg: Litigation — Securities
  • James R. Hellige: Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Jerold A. Jacover: Litigation — Intellectual Property
  • 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 and 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 and Employment
  • Daljit S. Doogal: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Philip B. Phillips: Litigation – Labor and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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

Madison 

  • Allen A. Arntsen: Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Patent
  • Douglas S. Buck: Real Estate Law
  • Christopher C. Cain: Corporate Law, Mergers and 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 and Employment
  • Mark A. Kassel: Biotechnology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law
  • Carl R. Kugler: Mergers and Acquisitions 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 and Acquisitions Law
  • Anita M. Sorensen: Immigration Law
  • Naikang Tsao: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Michael B. Van Sicklen: Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy, 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 and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Michael J. Aprahamian: Commercial Litigation, Litigation — Real Estate
  • Steven R. Barth: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and 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 and Employment
  • Ralf-Reinhard Boer: Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Larry J. Bonney: Energy 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
  • James R. Clark: Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust
  • Jeffrey N. Costakos: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • 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
  • Heidi M. Furlong: Banking and Finance 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 and 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, Commercial Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Project Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Michael W. Hatch: Real Estate Law
  • Thomas R. Hrdlick: Insurance 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
  • Susan R. Maisa: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Kevin D. Makowski: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Marc J. Marotta: Government Relations Practice, Native American Law
  • Maureen A. McGinnity: Commercial Litigation, Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Richard J. McKenna: Litigation — Intellectual Property
  • 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 and Acquisitions Law
  • Patrick G. Quick: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • David M. Reicher: Derivatives and Futures Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Bartholomew F. Reuter: Energy Law
  • Leigh C. Riley: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Jay O. Rothman: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and 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 and 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 – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Securities
  • David W. Simon: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Mark A. Thimke: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • Joseph B. Tyson, Jr.: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Adam J. Wiensch: Litigation – Trusts and 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 and Acquisitions Law
  • Andrew J. Wronski: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Patrick M. Zabrowski: Real Estate Law
  • 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
  • Peter N. Wang: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction

Orlando

  • Daniel Bachrach: Real Estate Law
  • Edmund T. Baxa, Jr.: Litigation – Construction
  • Michael Gay: Commercial Litigation
  • William C. Guthrie: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Thomas K. Maurer: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Michael A. Okaty: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law
  • Douglas G. Stanford: Real Estate Law

Sacramento 

  • William L. Abalona: Health Care Law

San Diego

  • Jose L. Patino: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • R. Michael Scarano, Jr.: Health Care Law
  • Nancy L. Stagg: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Gerald F. Swiss: Biotechnology Law
  • Victor A. Vilaplana: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

San Francisco 

  • Francis J. Burke, Jr.: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • 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 and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Christopher L. Griffin: Commercial Litigation
  • Gary D. Koch: Health Care Law
  • Thomas M. Little: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Carolyn T. Long: Mergers and 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: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Martin A. Traber: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Steven W. Vazquez: Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Mark J. Wolfson: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

Washington, D.C.

  • Nathan A. Beaver: Food and Beverage Law
  • 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 and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen B. Maebius: Biotechnology Law, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Nir E. Margalit: Leisure and Hospitality 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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