Three Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP practice groups and 11 attorneys have been recognized among the top in the nation in the newly released 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States.
The firm was recommended in the areas of M&A/Corporate & Commercial: M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500 million), Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, and for the first time, Real Estate & Construction: Real Estate.
Clients who worked with Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Corporate practice group said they are “very pleased and [have] a high regard for the firm’s services,” as the firm provides “the depth of talent to deal with both complicated transactional work as well as the routine.”
David S. Stone was noted for being “a top-notch lawyer, who is knowledgeable, responsive [and] has good business judgment.” Michael B. Gray was described as “incredibly professional, personable and available 24/7 whenever an urgent matter warrants such attention.” The client further noted that Gray’s problem-solving skills are “both insightful and efficient.” Also recommended for their excellent work were John J. Koenigsknecht, Cristina W. DeMento and Joshua A. Klein.
Clients viewed the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group as “an extension of their internal team.” Patricia S. Cain was described as “very level-headed” and was noted for possessing “a good balance between interpreting the law and understanding clients’ business needs; she always gets to positive and workable solutions.” Jeffrey J. Bakker was also recommended for his expertise in ERISA compliance, deferred compensation plans and the PPACA’s employer mandate.
Entering the rankings this year, the firm’s Real Estate practice won praise for its “extremely efficient and top-notch service.” Douglas J. Lubelchek was said to have a “depth of real estate and legal knowledge combined with practicality and a very calm demeanor.” Avram I. Feldman and Douglas M. Ellis were recommended for their work advising O’Connor Capital Partners and its joint venture partner on their $800 million acquisition deal. Darrin S. Forbes was also recommended for his outstanding work in the practice.
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