24 Young Conaway Attorneys Ranked As Leaders In Their Field By Chambers USA 2015

May 19, 2015Press Release


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that 24 of the firm’s attorneys are listed as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Chambers USA ranks leading law firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide.

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Chambers USA researchers note that in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Delaware, Young Conaway is an “expansive bankruptcy/restructuring team that continues to advise an impressive list of national and local clients. Demonstrates strengths in sophisticated bankruptcy disputes, mass torts and settlement trusts.” One client noted, “"They are excellent - very client-oriented, responsive and smart."

Practitioners listed in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Delaware include: James Patton, " a brilliant legal mind and excels at creative thinking and complex negotiations"; Robert Brady who has “a wealth of experience and is very good at figuring out the best way to move a case forward”; Pauline Morganis smart, has good judgment and understands the local judges and practice”; Michael Nestor is a “respected restructuring attorney with excellent experience as both local and lead counsel to a range of entities”; Blake Cleary, "deals with a range of restructuring and insolvency issues”; Edmon Morton is distinguished by clients "for his intelligence, strategic thinking and energy"; and Ryan Bartley, known for his “extensive knowledge of Chapter 15 and has litigated in the bankruptcy courts and the Court of Chancery.”

Chambers USA describes Young Conaway’s Chancery: Delaware team as “robust” and commends the team “for its prowess in LBOs and advising boards of directors on the management of corporations. Provides counsel to a diverse set of clients including those in the energy industry.”

Highlighted practitioners include David McBride, "a well-respected litigator who can provide a very strong analysis of cases and who picks up on the issues quickly”; Bruce Silverstein, an expert in all aspects of Delaware corporate law” who is "highly determined and goal-oriented."; Rolin Bissell who is “very easy to work with, very responsive and has good judgment"; Martin Lessner, “a smart litigator who knows what he is doing"; and Elena Norman who “excels in issues involving the structure and terms of limited partnerships and limited liability companies."

Young Conaway is also recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities: Delaware. The team is the “recognized authority on the design, negotiation and implementation of complex corporate deals. They undertake a “range of transactions and litigation for various types of business entity [sic.] including Delaware-specific partnerships and limited liability companies.”. In addition to his corporate litigation work, David McBride “remains a preeminent corporate/M&A attorney” and “regularly advises directors and boards of directors on the operation and control of corporations and resolves disputes that arise.” Norman Powell is “particularly recognized for his transactional skills and often provides third-party legal opinions.”

Chambers USA also highlights Young Conaway’s Intellectual Property: Delaware attorney Adam Poff as a " ’professional and diligent’ lawyer who specializes in patent and trademark litigation for IT and life sciences clients. He has experience appearing before the ITC as well as district and state courts in Delaware.”

Clients tell Chambers USA that Young Conaway’s Labor & Employment: Delaware group is “ very experienced, hard-working and responsive. They have top-notch attorneys and a great litigation support team." Noted practitioners include Barry Willoughby, "an excellent litigator who is creative and thoughtful, and works tirelessly to achieve success for his clients"; William Bowser,a really smart attorney with a strong work ethic who keeps cool under pressure"; and Scott Holt, “recognized for his deep expertise in employment law” and “regarded as a ‘very capable’ practitioner.”

Researchers from Chambers USA describe Young Conaway’s Real Estate: Delaware and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Delaware as a "large, high-quality real estate practice.” Clients find the firm’s client service to be "exceptional - the attorneys are very responsive and they provide stellar legal advice."

Key individuals include Eugene DiPrinzio who is "knowledgeable and focused on getting the transaction done"; Daniel Johnson who maintains “a positive approach to problematic issues, is exceptionally thorough, very knowledgeable and a great sounding board”; the "professional and nice to work with" Brent Shaffer who is “available, will always listen and will get things done within the timeframe"; Lisa Goodman who is “very talented, with an incredible level of respect in the community. I trust her judgment to the nth degree”; John Tracey seen as "very knowledgeable on the relevant codes and regulations," and is praised for his experience in working with government officials; Stephanie Hansen who has impressed clients with her “accessibility, grasp of the law and willingness to handle complicated legal matters”; and John Kuffel, “who continues to build a strong reputation in the Delaware market” and is praised as “one of the most responsive attorneys I have ever worked with."

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware's largest law firms, counsels and represents national, international and local clients, handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters. The firm’s headquarters are located in downtown Wilmington, DE. For additional information, contact Director of Marketing and Business Development, at 302.571.5718 or [email protected].