Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 12 partners named leaders in the legal profession

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce Chambers and Partners has highly ranked the firm and 12 of its attorneys in its 2010 list of America’s leading firms and business lawyers.

Newly rated this year were Martin Fletcher, Paul Nussbaum and Edward Buxbaum of the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy groups.

As in the past, the firm was recognized in Maryland in six separate categories of practices. Notably, the firm was ranked for the first time in general litigation and moved up to occupy the sole Tier 1 position in bankruptcy litigation.

The quotes below come from sources interviewed by the Chambers researchers; the rest of the descriptive text comes from Chambers’ editorial commentary:

Litigation & Bankruptcy: “A well-managed and effective team, with keen insight into the local Bar and Bench.”

“This firm’s knowledge of bankruptcy law is unparalleled.”

Managing partner of the firm Martin Fletcher is “a talented, technically proficient bankruptcy lawyer and excellent leader.”
Paul Nussbaum is commended for his “extraordinary ability to connect with people and understand their needs, which makes him an effective negotiator.”

Edward Buxbaum is “a good problem solver, with a dedication and work ethic that create great results.” His commercial litigation practice covers complex civil matters, professional malpractice actions, products liability cases and transportation and insurance coverage-related cases.

Corporate – “We have complete confidence in the advice that this team gives us.”

“When we are in a deal with Robert Curran, he is with us all the way,” clients confide. They also highlight the benefits of “the incredible experiential base he can draw on.”

Eva Hill’s practice focuses on corporate and securities matters. She has represented clients from industries as diverse as petroleum distribution, healthcare, homeland defense contracting and publishing.

Employee Benefits – “This is a well-managed and effective team – the analysis provided by the lawyers is professional, persuasive and crystal-clear.”

Clients are impressed by Mary Claire Chesshire’s “thorough and polished approach.”

Paul Madden is singled out for his excellent client care skills. His expertise covers the full range of employee benefits plans for both public and private companies.

Real Estate – Both clients and peers acknowledge the high quality of the work undertaken by this group.
Clients hail Thomas Barbuti as “one of the best we’ve seen over the years, regarding real estate matters.”

Healthcare Other Notable Practitioners
The highly regarded Rose Matricciani of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP has been advising an out-of-state healthcare living provider on Maryland regulatory issues.

Labor and Employment: “The firm can assemble a team suitable for any matter and the lawyers make a real effort to get to know our business and our culture.”

James Gillece impresses interviewees with the quality of his employment litigation practice. He recently negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement with the union of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Peter Guattery receives praise for “not just telling us what the law is, but helping us think things through and make our plans work.” In addition to his wide-ranging employment law practice, he assists national and international corporations with a multitude of immigration-related issues.

Cochair of the group Kevin McCormick is “a calm, thorough lawyer who really knows his stuff.” He defends public and private employers and recently successfully acted for BSI in a number of equal employment opportunity administration-related matters.

About Chambers: Chambers and Partners, the publishers of world-famous guides to law firms and lawyers, conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to assess the expertise and reputations of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world for its publications, including Chambers UK, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Student.

About WTP: The attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business goals through strategic legal counsel. We serve our clients across the nation and around the globe from our base of six offices in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.  

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