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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys and practice groups have been recognized by Legal 500 United States in 2019, including three Top-Tier Firm rankings- two in Transportation (Aviation and Air Travel - Finance; Rail and Road - Finance) for the ninth year in a row and M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M) for the sixth year in a row, as well as two Second-Tier rankings for Transport: Shipping – Finance and Real Estate - Land Use Zoning. 

Practice Group Rankings

Top-Tier Firm

  • Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

Recommended

  • Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans –Transactional
  • 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

  • John T. Bycraft: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance 
  • Danielle Meltzer Cassel: Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Dean N. Gerber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Francis X. Nolan III: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance 

Recommended

  • Nicholas Anaclerio: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Adam R. Beringer: Transport – Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Amy L. Bess: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor and Employment – Labor Management Relations
  • William J. Bettman: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Eugene A. Boyle: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor and Employment – Labor Management Relations
  • John E. Bradley: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • John T. Bycraft: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Transport – Rail and Road – Finance
  • Danielle Meltzer Cassel: Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
  • Thomas P. Cimino: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Christopher T. Collins: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design; Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
  • Sara B. DeBlaze: Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Thomas P. Desmond: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design; Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
  • Mark J. Ditto: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Brendan G. Dolan: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Transport – Rail and Road – Finance
  • Deborah Bielicke Eades: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Cameron A. Gee: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Transport – Rail and Road – Finance
  • Dean N. Gerber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Thomas G. Hancuch: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Robert J. Hankes: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Renee M. Hardt: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • John F. Imhof: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Transport: Rail and Road – Finance; Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Jennifer Durham King: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirements Plans – Transactional
  • Joseph H. Kye: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Daniel B. Lange: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional; Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Randall M. Lending: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Adam S. Lewis: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Joseph M. Mannon: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • John S. Marten: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Daniel C. McKay: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirements Plans – Transactional
  • Sadina Montani: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • James W. Morrissey: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirements Plans – Transactional
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Francis X. Nolan, III: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • 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/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Thomas H. Petrides: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Jason W. Reese: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Bruce A. Rosenblum: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Christopher A. Setteducati: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Guy E. Snyder: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Patrick W. Spangler: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design; Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Kenneth F. Sparks: Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Kelly A. Starr: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design; Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
  • Mark L. Stolzenburg: Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Raviv Surpin: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Venu V. Talanki: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Joel R. Thielen: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Clay Thomas: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Thomas M. Wilde: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Candice T. Zee: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations 
  • Anna Zielinski: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional 
  • Junaid A. Zubairi: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense

 

Next Generation Lawyers

  • Robert J. Hankes: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Clay Thomas: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

 

"Rising Star" Lawyers

  • Benjamin Williams: 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



Nicholas Anaclerio

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Adam R. Beringer

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Amy L. Bess

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William J. Bettman

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Eugene A. Boyle

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John E. Bradley

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John T. Bycraft

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Danielle Meltzer Cassel

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Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

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Christopher T. Collins

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Sara B. DeBlaze

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Thomas P. Desmond

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Mark J. Ditto

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Brendan G. Dolan

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Michael E. Draz

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Deborah Bielicke Eades

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Cameron A. Gee

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Thomas G. Hancuch

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Renee M. Hardt

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John F. Imhof Jr.

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Geoffrey R. Kass

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Jennifer Durham King

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Joseph H. Kye

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Daniel B. Lange

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Randall M. Lending

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Adam S. Lewis

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Joseph M. Mannon

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John S. Marten

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Daniel C. McKay, II

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Sadina Montani

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James W. Morrissey

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Michael A. Nemeroff

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Francis X. Nolan, III

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John R. Obiala

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Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly

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Shelby E. Parnes

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Thomas H. Petrides

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Jason W. Reese

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Bruce A. Rosenblum

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Christopher A. Setteducati

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Guy E. Snyder

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Patrick W. Spangler

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Kenneth F. Sparks

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Kelly A. Starr

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Mark L. Stolzenburg

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Raviv Surpin

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Venu V. Talanki

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Joel R. Thielen

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Clay C. Thomas

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Jeffrey T. Veber

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Thomas M. Wilde

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Benjamin O. Williams

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Candice T. Zee

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Anna Zielinski

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Junaid A. Zubairi

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