Wilentz Earns Top Rankings from Chambers USA 2017


Wilentz Earns Top Rankings from Chambers USA 2017

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. has been recognized by Chambers USA 2017 as a leading law firm in New Jersey for Healthcare, Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use, Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy and Restructuring. Sixteen Wilentz lawyers have been named “Leaders in Their Field.”

In Healthcare, Chambers USA ranked Wilentz among New Jersey’s top five law firms as an Elite Band 1 firm for the second consecutive year, citing sources say Wilentz is an “exceptional regional healthcare law firm.” Healthcare team Chair and shareholder Michael Schaff continues in the new edition as a Band 1 ranked lawyer for the seventh consecutive year, based in part on client commentary that lauded Mr. Schaff for “stay[ing] on top of the latest trends in physician-hospital relationships,” and that “he balances perspectives between physicians and hospitals and is able to foster collaboration.” Peter Greenbaum, Alyson Leone and Grace Mack were also ranked as “leaders in the field.”

Wilentz ranked among the leading Real Estate practices in New Jersey, based in part on client feedback that “each and every one of them is knowledgeable and easy to deal with, and this makes the working relationship a good one.” Anne Babineau, Co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice, ranked among the top six zoning/land use lawyers in the state, described by sources as a “go-to person in redevelopment law,” and David Gordon ranked as Band 1, based in part on commentary that described him as “one of those lawyers who can protect his client and still close the deal.” Stephen Barcan, Donna Jennings, and Steven Tripp were also ranked among the leading lawyers in real estate and real estate: zoning/land use in New Jersey.

On the litigation side, Chambers USA ranked Wilentz among New Jersey’s elite for Litigation: General Commercial for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing Wilentz for representing clients in a wide array of disputes with “appreciative” clients that “rely on their expertise and guidance.” Brian Molloy was ranked as a leading practitioner based in part on commentary that described him as “one of the top litigation attorneys in the Northeast,” and as a “respected trial lawyer well known for his legal malpractice defense capabilities.”  Business Litigation team Chair Edward Kole was lauded by sources as “outstanding” and recognized for defense of complex business litigation and appellate work.

In Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Wilentz ranked among the leading New Jersey law firms for the team’s strengths in Chapter 7 liquidations and Chapter 11 reorganizations as well as asset recoveries and bankruptcy-related mass tort litigation, backed in part by client comments that included “I'm very happy with the way Wilentz has handled our matter and they have impressed me with the value added to their service.”  David Stein was ranked as a leading practitioner in the field, described by one “satisfied client,” as “very knowledgeable in the field.”

Chambers USA named the following Wilentz lawyers as “Leaders in Their Fields”: Peter Greenbaum, Alyson Leone, Grace Mack and Michael Schaff for Healthcare; Anne Babineau, Stephen Barcan, David Gordon, Donna Jennings and Steven Tripp for Real Estate; Edward Kole and Brian Molloy for Litigation: General Commercial; David Stein for Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Brett Harris and Paul Shur for Corporate M&A; and Jeffrey Cappola and Lawrence Jacobs for Environment.

Chambers USA 2017 is published by Chambers and Partners. Chambers USA is a private peer review publication, not court specific public certification vehicle.  No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.