Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2017 Law Firm Rankings

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Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2017 Law Firm Rankings
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Jun 05, 2017
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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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