28 DLA Piper real estate lawyers ranked by Chambers
18 Jun 2012
In the newly released Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business publication, 28 DLA Piper lawyers throughout the country were identified as leading real estate, zoning/land use and construction lawyers. In addition, the firm garnered top-tier rankings for the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. The firm was also ranked for California, Florida, New York and Texas.
The complete list of DLA Piper real estate lawyers includes:
- James Beard, Illinois
- Stephen A. Cowan, California
- Robert L. Crewdson, Georgia
- Charles L. Edwards, Illinois
- Jay Epstien, Washington, DC
- Guy E. Flynn, Maryland
- David Glickstein, Illinois
- Jay Hailey, Texas
- M. Maxine Hicks, Georgia
- Geoffrey A. Howell, Massachusetts
- Jeffrey R. Keitelman, Washington, DC
- Richard F. Klawiter, Illinois
- Frederick L. Klein, Washington, DC
- Richard E. Levine, Maryland
- Andrew H. Levy, New York
- John Machen, Maryland
- Michael E. Meyer, California
- Portia Owen Morrison, Illinois
- Theodore Novak, Illinois
- Martin D. Polevoy, New York
- John Rattigan Jr., Massachusetts
- David L. Reifman, Illinois
- Richard D. Rudman, Massachusetts
- Jeffrey B. Steiner, New York
- John L. Sullivan, Massachusetts
- Elliot M. Surkin, Massachusetts
- Barbara A. Trachtenberg, Massachusetts
- Philip D. Weller, Texas
Nationwide, DLA Piper received 172 individual lawyer rankings in the new edition of Chambers USA, and the firm itself was ranked in 62 practice areas.
The Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive research conducted by Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers, a highly respected English publisher of renowned directories assessing and ranking the world’s leading lawyers. Unlike other publishers that allow firms to purchase a mention or ranking, the Chambers and Partners listings are based solely on outside evaluations of merit. Its researchers investigate law firms and lawyers in each US state through an exhaustive process of interviewing clients and competitors in major areas of business law.
About DLA Piper’s Real Estate Practice
DLA Piper’s Real Estate practice is the world’s top-ranked by leading industry research firms and the world’s largest with more than 500 attorneys, including 180 in the United States. Handling some of the most complex, high-profile real estate transactions and litigation matters, DLA Piper provides a full range of real estate services, including acquisitions and dispositions, construction, financing, land use and development, leasing, environmental, insurance, tax, and litigation.
Earlier this month, DLA Piper was recognized as the 2012 International Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for the eighth consecutive year. The firm has won this award from The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers every year since it was established in 2005.
In February of this year, Law360, the leading online media company that publishes news and analysis on business law, ranked DLA Piper’s Real Estate practice group #1 in its Law360 Real Estate100 list. This list included rankings of the top 100 law firms with the largest real estate practice groups.
In addition, Commercial Property Executive magazine, the leading integrated resource for executives and companies that own, invest in, develop, lease and/or manage commercial real estate, ranked DLA Piper #1 in its list of Leading Real Estate Law Firms in November of 2011.