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64 Whiteford Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2020, Five Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Date: August 15, 2019
64 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 (copyright 2019 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
 
In addition, five lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.  They are:
  • Elizabeth J. Atkinson Richmond, VA, 2020 Litigation and Controversy - Tax "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Frank S. Jones, Jr. – Baltimore, MD, 2020 Venture Capital Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Gregory M. Stone – Baltimore, MD, 2020 Litigation - Patent “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Herman B. Rosenthal – Baltimore, MD, 2020 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Howard R. Feldman – Baltimore, MD, 2020 Information Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
 
The individual lawyers listed in "Best Lawyers" and their areas of recognition are below (*newly recognized in 2020):
Maryland - Baltimore
Edward M. Buxbaum Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
David L. Cahn* Corporate Law
Franchise Law
Mary Claire Chesshire Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Non-profit/Charities Law
Robert B. Curran Corporate Law
Tax Law
Peter J. Davis* Patent Law
Deborah H. Diehl Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Public Finance Law
Gardner M. Duvall Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Howard R. Feldman Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
Information Technology Law
Martin T. Fletcher Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Stephen F. Fruin Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
Peter Guattery Employment Law - Management
Kevin G. Hroblak Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and
Reorganization Law
Harry S. Johnson Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Frank S. Jones, Jr. Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Venture Capital Law
Edward U. Lee III Real Estate Law
Paul W. Madden Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Rose M. Matricciani Health Care Law
Albert Mezzanotte, Jr. Commercial Litigation
Education Law
Insurance Law
Kimberly J. Min Real Estate Law
S. Keith Moulsdale Privacy and Data Security Law
Paul M. Nussbaum Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Gary S. Posner Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Herman B. Rosenthal Tax Law
William F. Ryan, Jr. Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Dennis J. Shaffer Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Robert Sloan III Trusts and Estates
Gregory M. Stone Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law
Technology Law
Trademark Law
Steven E. Tiller Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law
Technology Law
Trade Secrets Law
J. Daniel  Vorsteg Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Warren N. Weaver Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Thomas Whiteford Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Real Estate
 
Maryland - Columbia
Thomas C. Barbuti Real Estate Law
Robert F. Carney Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
Sigrid C. Haines Elder Law
Health Care Law
 
Maryland - Rockville
Erek L. Barron* Appellate Practice
Nelson C. Cohen Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Brent C. Strickland Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
 
Maryland - Towson
Jennifer R. Busse Land Use and Zoning Law
Edwin G. Fee, Jr. Trusts and Estates
John B. Gontrum Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
John A. Hayden III Corporate Law
George S. Lawler Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Venture Capital Law
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby Insurance Law
 
Delaware - Wilmington
Marc L. Abrams Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
 
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Michael J. Roeschenthaler* Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
 
Virginia – Falls Church
Bradford F. Englander Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Christopher A. Jones Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Ed O’Connell III* Community Association Law
Andrew J. Terrell Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Real Estate
Eric A. Vendt Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
 
Virginia – Richmond
Elizabeth J. Atkinson Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law
Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Davis* Commercial Litigation - Employment
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Stephen M. Faraci, Sr. Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Grant S. Grayson Corporate Law
International Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Katja H. Hill Real Estate Law
Vernon E. Inge, Jr. Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation - Municipal
John C. Selbach Corporate Law
 
Virginia - Roanoke
Michael E. Hastings Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Brandy M. Rapp Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
 
Washington, DC
Ann M. Garfinkle Trusts and Estates
Jefferson C. Glassie Non-profit/Charities Law
Kenneth J. Ingram Education Law
Jennifer S. Jackman Litigation – Labor and Employment
Barry S. Neuman Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental
 
About Best Lawyers: Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
 
About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises.  Our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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