28 Young Conaway Attorneys Ranked As “Leaders In Their Field” By Chambers USA 2016

May 27, 2016Press Release


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm’s attorneys are listed as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2016 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.

We invite you to read the client comments below, or you can visit the Chambers USA web site at the following link: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/firm/65302/young-conaway-stargatt-taylor

Chambers USA researchers note that in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Delaware, Young Conaway is a “premier practice of highly skilled attorneys, advising an impressive range of clients both locally and nationally across numerous industry sectors.”  Clients observed that “[t]hey have tons of credibility in the courtroom.  They are very fast, very timely, very responsive and know the local law very well.

Practitioners listed in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Delaware include: James Patton, a “dean of the Bar” and  an “excellent, excellent lawyer”; Robert Brady who has “impeccable judgment”; Pauline Morgan,  a “phenomenally talented lawyer, with great command of local practice and bankruptcy law”; Michael Nestor who is “practical and gives really good advice”; Blake Cleary “is respected by the judges and he runs a good case”;  Edmon Morton who "will roll up his sleeves and do whatever is necessary to get a good result"; Sean Beach, “very responsive, always accessible and just a good person to work with”; and Ryan Bartley, who is “well thought of for his work in Chapter 11 cases and is noted for his expertise in representing entities as debtors-in-possession.”

Chambers USA describes Young Conaway’s Chancery: Delaware team as “well-regarded” and commends the team for its “bench of high-quality attorneys” and its “full range of corporate and alternative entity litigation, with a specific focus on M&A disputes and fiduciary duty litigation.”

Highlighted practitioners include David McBride

, who offers "excellent judgment”; Bruce Silverstein, the attorney clients “rely on in terms of judgment” for transactional litigation and corporate governance disputes; Martin Lessner who has “very good relationships with the judges, knows the law extremely well and works very, very hard to get you the information you need”; Elena Norman who can “pick up the facts very quickly and provide high-level strategic advice”; Rolin Bissell, with over 30 years’ experience with M&A litigation, proxy contests and complex contractual disputes; and Kathaleen McCormick who provides clients with “incredible strategic guidance."

Young Conaway is also recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities: Delaware. The team is “recommended for its work in alternative entities matters and enjoys a fine reputation for its strengths in complex M&A.” In addition to his corporate litigation work, David McBride maintains a strong M&A practice. Norman Powell is routinely engaged to provide third-party legal opinions on matters regarding Delaware entities due to his robust alternative entity practice and uniform commercial code work.

Chambers USA researchers also highlighted two of Young Conaway’s Intellectual Property: Delaware attorneys.  Clients note that Anne Gaza is “very familiar with Delaware procedures and the nuances of Delaware law” and that they are “very happy with her work.”  She is also well-informed about e-discovery standards and practices.  Adam Poff is recognized for a range of litigation matters including patent infringement and trade secret cases.

Clients tell Chambers USA that Young Conaway’s Labor & Employment: Delaware group is “by far the best firm”.  This is due to “their responsiveness, professionalism and the outstanding assistance their staff have provided.” Noted practitioners include Barry Willoughby, who "represents employers in a range of matters including retaliation, whistle-blower and employment discrimination cases"; William Bowser, an “extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with” attorney who provides “good advice” and is “a very good strategist”; Scott Holt, who is  “professional, knowledgeable and responsive”; and Molly DiBianca, “a rising star in the market” who is “developing a fine reputation for her work representing employers in discrimination matters and equal employment disputes.”

Chambers USA describes Young Conaway’s Real Estate: Delaware and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Delaware as a “ [d]istinguished group recognized for its strengths in the transactional aspects of real estate, particularly the financing, refinancing and acquisition of property.” Researchers also emphasized the firm’s “highly adept” zoning and land use practice.  Clients find the group’s knowledge and professionalism to be “outstanding” and their attention to detail and personal service to be “commendable”.  Clients feel a “sense of confidence” and that the attorneys “always exceed our expectations!

Key individuals include Eugene DiPrinzio who “always provides solid advice, is always accessible and has a way of getting to the heart of the matter quickly”; Daniel Johnson, “a strong transactional attorney with very good skills”; Brent Shaffer who clients single out for “providing a valuable service when deals are more complex”; the “well respected” John Tracey is cited for his “substantial knowledge of state procedures and protocols”; Stephanie Hansen who has impressed clients with her knowledge and understanding of environmental issues affecting real estate matters; John Kuffel who is considered a “valuable resource” for businesses with “excellent negotiation and soft skills”; and Lisa Goodman, a “top-notch lawyer” whose “expertise and …fighting spirit are just phenomenal.


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, Felicia A. Gojmerac at 302.571.5718 or [email protected].