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Press Release

Vedder Price is proud to announce that a number of our attorneys and practice groups have been recognized by Legal 500 United States in 2017, including two Top-Tier Firm rankings in Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing for the seventh year in a row and M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M) for the fourth year in a row.

Practice Group Rankings

Top-Tier Firm

  • Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

Recommended

  • Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered Funds
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions)
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Health and Retirement Plans
  • Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning

Attorney Accolades

Leading Lawyers

  • Danielle Meltzer Cassel: Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
  • Dean N. Gerber: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)

Recommended

  • Scott E. Adamson: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Nicholas Anaclerio: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • William J. Bettman: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Gabrielle M. Buckley: Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Danielle Meltzer Cassel: Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
  • Thomas P. Cimino: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation-Defense
  • Sara B. DeBlaze: Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Thomas P. Desmond: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions); Labor and Employment – Employee Health and Retirement Plans    
  • Brendan G. Dolan: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • Joshua D. Gentner: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Dean N. Gerber: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • David S. Golden: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Elizabeth N. Hall: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • Thomas G. Hancuch: Labor and Employment – Employee Health and Retirement Plans
  • Robert J. Hankes: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Renee M. Hardt: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered Funds
  • J. Kevin Hennessy: Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Joseph H. Kye: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Randall M. Lending: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation-Defense
  • Adam S. Lewis: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Blythe E. Lovinger: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • Kevin A. MacLeod: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • John T. McEnroe: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • John R. Obiala: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Cathy Gonzales O’Kelly: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered Funds
  • Thomas H. Petrides: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • Bruce A. Rosenblum: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered Funds
  • Heather M. Sager: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense; Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations    
  • Christopher A. Setteducati: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Robert F. Simon: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions)
  • Guy E. Snyder: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Patrick W. Spangler: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • Kenneth F. Sparks: Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Kelly A. Starr: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions); Labor and Employment – Employee Health and Retirement Plans    
  • David A. Sturms: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered Funds
  • Raviv Surpin: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Thomas M. Wilde: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)-Defense
  • Thomas A. Zimmer: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Junaid A. Zubairi: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation-Defense

Next Generation Lawyers

  • Robert J. Hankes: Finance – Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

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



Scott Adamson

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Nicholas Anaclerio

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William J. Bettman

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Thomas P. Desmond

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Brendan G. Dolan

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Joshua D. Gentner

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Dean N. Gerber

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Elizabeth N. Hall

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Thomas G. Hancuch

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Robert J. Hankes

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Renee M. Hardt

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J. Kevin Hennessy

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Geoffrey R. Kass

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Joseph H. Kye

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Randall M. Lending

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Adam S. Lewis

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Blythe E. Lovinger

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Kevin A. MacLeod

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John T. McEnroe

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John R. Obiala

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Thomas H. Petrides

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Bruce A. Rosenblum

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Heather M. Sager

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Robert F. Simon

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Guy E. Snyder

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Kenneth F. Sparks

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Kelly A. Starr

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David A. Sturms

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Raviv Surpin

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Thomas M. Wilde

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Thomas A. Zimmer

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Junaid A. Zubairi

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