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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys and practice groups have been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in 2021, including two Top-Tier Firm rankings in Transportation (Aviation and Air Travel – Finance and Rail and Road – Finance) for the eleventh year in a row. Michael A. Nemeroff, Geoffrey R. Kass and Danielle Meltzer Cassel have also been named to The Legal 500 United States Hall of Fame, which highlights individuals who have received Leading Individual rankings for six consecutive years. This is the second year in a row they have been named to the Hall of Fame.

Click here for the firm’s profile and client testimonials in The Legal 500 United States.

Practice Group Rankings

Top-Tier Firm

  • Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Finance

Recommended

  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Investment Funds – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Immigration
  • Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)

Attorney Accolades

Hall of Fame

  • Danielle Meltzer Cassel: Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

Leading Lawyers

  • John T. Bycraft: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance

Next Generation Partners

  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Raviv Surpin: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • Clay C. Thomas: Transport: Rail & Road – Finance

Rising Star Lawyers

  • Justine L. Chilvers: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • Jillian S. Greenwald: Transport: Rail & Road – Finance
  • Joel R. Thielen: Transport: Rail & Road – Finance
  • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500M)

Editorially Recommended

Litigation

  • Thomas P. Cimino: Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Ryan S. Hedges: Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Randall M. Lending: Securities Litigation – Defense

Global Transportation Finance

  • Adam R. Beringer: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • John E. Bradley: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Mark J. Ditto: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • Michael J. Edelman: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • Cameron A. Gee: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • John F. Imhof Jr.: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Transport: Rail & Road – Finance; Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • James Kilner: Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Finance
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Rail & Road – Finance

Investment Services

  • Marguerite C. Bateman: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Robert M. Crea: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Deborah Bielicke Eades: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Renee M. Hardt: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Joseph M. Mannon: Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)
  • John S. Marten: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Maureen A. Miller: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Cathy Gonzales O’Kelly: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Bruce A. Rosenblum: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Jacob C. Tiedt: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Kimberly Karcewski Vargo: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds

Labor & Employment

  • Nicholas Anaclerio: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Amy L. Bess: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor Management Relations
  • Eugene A. Boyle: Labor Management Relations
  • Christopher T. Collins: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Jason P. Faust: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Elizabeth N. Hall: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Thomas G. Hancuch: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Thomas H. Petrides: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Patrick W. Spangler: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)– Defense; Labor Management Relations
  • Kenneth F. Sparks: Labor Management Relations
  • Kelly A. Starr: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Mark L. Stolzenburg: Labor Management Relations
  • Alex C. Weinstein: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Thomas M. Wilde: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Candice T. Zee: Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor Management Relations

Finance & Transactions

  • Joseph H. Kye: M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Adam S. Lewis: M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500M)

Business Immigration

  • Sara B. DeBlaze: Immigration
  • Ryan M. Helgeson: Immigration

The Legal 500 United States is an independent guide. Firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. More than 250,000 corporate counsel have been surveyed and interviewed globally in the past 12 months. Only a small number of firms in the United States have a truly national presence coupled with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work; these are the firms that are chosen for The Legal 500 honors.



Professionals



Danielle Meltzer Cassel

Shareholder



Geoffrey R. Kass

Shareholder



Michael A. Nemeroff

President and CEO



John T. Bycraft

Shareholder



Michael E. Draz

Shareholder



Jeffrey T. Veber

Shareholder



Shelby E. Parnes

Shareholder



Raviv Surpin

Shareholder



Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder



Justine L. Chilvers

Associate



Joel R. Thielen

Associate



Jillian S. Greenwald

Associate



Benjamin O. Williams

Shareholder



Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

Shareholder



Ryan S. Hedges

Shareholder



Randall M. Lending

Shareholder



Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder



John E. Bradley

Shareholder



Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder



Michael J. Edelman

Shareholder



Cameron A. Gee

Shareholder



John F. Imhof Jr.

Shareholder



James Kilner

Associate



Marguerite C. Bateman

Shareholder



Robert M. Crea

Shareholder



Deborah Bielicke Eades

Shareholder



Renee M. Hardt

Shareholder



Joseph M. Mannon

Shareholder



John S. Marten

Shareholder



Maureen A. Miller

Shareholder



Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly

Shareholder



Bruce A. Rosenblum

Shareholder



Jacob C. Tiedt

Shareholder



Kimberly Karcewski Vargo

Shareholder



Nicholas Anaclerio

Shareholder



Amy L. Bess

Shareholder



Eugene A. Boyle

Shareholder



Christopher T. Collins

Shareholder



Jason P. Faust

Associate



Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder



Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder



Thomas H. Petrides

Shareholder



Patrick W. Spangler

Shareholder



Kenneth F. Sparks

Shareholder



Kelly A. Starr

Shareholder



Mark L. Stolzenburg

Shareholder



Alex C. Weinstein

Associate



Thomas M. Wilde

Shareholder



Candice T. Zee

Shareholder



Joseph H. Kye

Shareholder



Adam S. Lewis

Shareholder



Sara B. DeBlaze

Shareholder



Ryan M. Helgeson

Associate