Foley Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 List

15 August 2017 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that 25 attorneys earned Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in their respective practice areas, receiving the top nod from Best Lawyers. In addition, 180 of its attorneys from 16 offices have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. 

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 25 Foley attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” are as follows:

  • William L. Abalona: Sacramento - Health Care Law
  • Allen A. Arntsen: Madison - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Kimberly A. Ashby: Orlando - Appellate Practice
  • Jason Conti: Detroit - Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Timothy S. Crisp: Madison - Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Gardner F. Davis: Jacksonville - Corporate Law
  • Gregg H. Dooge: Milwaukee - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Carl D. Fortner: Milwaukee - Tax Law
  • William C. Guthrie: Orlando - Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Edward J. Hammond: Milwaukee - Commercial Finance Law
  • Kevin E. Hyde: Jacksonville - Employment Law - Management
  • Emory Ireland: Milwaukee - Corporate Law
  • Benjamin D. Levin: Milwaukee - Real Estate Law
  • Thomas J. Maida: Tallahassee - Insurance Law 
  • Nir E. Margalit: Washington, D.C. - Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • James T. McKeown: Milwaukee - Litigation - Antitrust
  • James P. Peterson: Milwaukee - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • David M. Reicher: Milwaukee - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Fred S. Ridley: Tampa - Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Nancy J. Sennett: Milwaukee - Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • John A. Tucker: Jacksonville - Litigation - Real Estate
  • Michael J. Tuteur: Boston - Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Trevor J. Will: Milwaukee - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • John K. Wilson: Milwaukee - Corporate Governance Law
  • Andrew J. Wronski: Milwaukee - Litigation - Banking and Finance

The 180 Foley attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, segmented by office location and practice area, are as follows:

Boston

  • Michael L. Blau: Health Care Law
  • Alexis Bortniker: Health Care Law
  • Christopher J. Donovan: 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
  • 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, Health Care Law
  • 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: Commercial Litigation, Food and Beverage Law
  • Patrick D. Daugherty: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Bennett L. Epstein: Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jay A. Erens: Corporate Law
  • Jeanne M. Gills: Food and Beverage Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Phillip M. Goldberg: Litigation - Securities
  • Eric A. Haab: Insurance Law
  • Mark F. Hebbeln: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization 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
  • Lisa M. Noller: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • John B. Palmer: Tax Law
  • Donna J. Pugh: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Zaldwaynaka Scott: Arbitration, Commercial Litigation
  • 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

  • Norman C. Ankers: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Jennifer Zbytowski Belveal: Commercial Litigation
  • John F. Birmingham, Jr.: Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jason Conti: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Daljit S. Doogal: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Steven H. Hilfinger: Government Relations Practice
  • Philip B. Phillips: Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • John A. Simon: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Thomas B. Spillane, Jr.: Corporate Law
  • John R. Trentacosta: Commercial Litigation
  • Ann Marie Uetz: Commercial Litigation

Jacksonville

  • Jana Kolarik Anderson: Health Care Law
  • 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.: Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • John A. Tucker: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate

Los Angeles

  • Jaime B. Guerrero: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Pamela L. Johnston: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • James R. Kalyvas: Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Richard W. Lasater II: Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Richard F. Seiden: Health Care Law
  • Raj Tanden: Tax 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
  • Christopher C. Cain: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Timothy S. Crisp: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Gordon Davenport III: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Roberta F. Howell: Franchise Law
  • Daniel A. Kaplan: Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mark A. Kassel: Biotechnology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law
  • Matthew R. Lynch: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction
  • David W. Reinecke: Trusts and Estates
  • Anne E. Ross: Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jeffrey A. Simmons: Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Anita M. Sorensen: Immigration Law
  • Naikang Tsao: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
  • Paul T. Wrycha: Corporate Law

Miami

  • Carlos Abarca: Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
  • Roy J. Barquet: Immigration Law
  • William E. Davis: Commercial Litigation
  • Guillermo J. Fernandez-Quincoces: Tax Law
  • Mark J. Neuberger: Employment Law - Management
  • Ralf R. Rodriguez: Litigation - Construction
  • Mary Leslie Smith: Franchise Law

Milwaukee

  • 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
  • Larry J. Bonney: Energy Law
  • 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
  • Carl D. Fortner: Tax Law
  • Heidi M. Furlong: Banking and Finance Law
  • 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
  • Jeffrey S. Gundersen: Patent Law
  • Edward J. Hammond: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Energy Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Project Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Michael W. Hatch: Real Estate Law
  • Bryan B. House: Litigation - Securities
  • 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
  • Jessica S. Lochmann: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Wayne R. Lueders: Trusts and Estates
  • Kevin D. Makowski: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Richard J. McKenna: Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • 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 and Acquisitions Law
  • Patrick G. Quick: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Jennifer L. Rathburn: Health Care 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
  • Kevin R. Schulz: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Securities
  • David W. Simon: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Mark A. Thimke: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • 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
  • Joseph N. Ziebert: Patent Law

New York

  • Jonathan N. Halpern: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • 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

  • Kimberly A. Ashby: Appellate Practice, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Daniel Bachrach: Leisure and Hospitality Law, 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

Sacramento

  • William L. Abalona: Health Care Law

San Diego

  • Paul S. Hunter: Patent Law
  • Richard A. Kaufman: Biotechnology Law
  • Jose L. Patino: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
  • Van A. Tengberg: Real Estate 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: Government Relations Practice, Insurance Law
  • Austin B. Neal: Insurance Law

Tampa

  • Curt P. Creely: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Christopher L. Griffin: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
  • Nathaniel M. Lacktman: 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
  • Steven W. Vazquez: Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law 
  • Mark J. Wolfson: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Washington, D.C.

  • Nathan A. Beaver: FDA Law, Food and Beverage Law
  • Scott L. Fredericksen: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • 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
  • Michele M. Simkin: Biotechnology Law
  • Samuel J. Winer: Litigation - Securities, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

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