PHILADELPHIA – Aug. 31, 2015 – Seven attorneys from the Philadelphia office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were included in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, for the ninth consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig is top-listed by Best Lawyers in America for having more attorneys listed in the 2016 edition than any other law firm– over 350 attorneys are listed from across the firm’s U.S. offices.
David Mandelbaum, co-chair of the firm’s National Environmental Practice, is recognized as Philadelphia’s 2016 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Litigation-Environmental. He is also listed for his work in Environmental Law and Water Law. Mandelbaum represents clients in Superfund and hazardous waste cleanup matters, particularly contaminated sediment and natural resource damage issues. He also regularly handles permit appeals and citizen suits under the water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste laws.
Other recognitions in Philadelphia include:
- Dianne Coady Fisher, Co-chair of the National Public Finance Practice – Public Finance Law
Fisher serves as bond counsel and underwriters' counsel on a variety of private activity tax-exempt financings, including single-family mortgage bonds, multifamily housing bonds, and health care financings.
- Robert M. Goldich, Shareholder – Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management
Goldich has more than 35 years of experience as a labor and employment lawyer and litigator representing employers in all aspects of labor and employee relations, including general employment counseling, employment contract negotiation, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, and the representation of employers in administrative and courtroom litigation.
- Rachel Kipnes, Shareholder – Real Estate Law
Kipnes focuses her practice on real estate matters, including the acquisition, development, disposition, leasing, and financing of office towers, industrial facilities, multifamily housing, and shopping centers.
- Michael L. Lehr, Managing Shareholder of the Philadelphia office – Public Finance Law
Lehr has worked for the last 30 years as a transactional tax attorney, focusing his practice on the structuring and execution of complex securitizations and real estate financings, usually involving tax exempt obligations.
- Vanessa Albert Lowry, Shareholder – Public Finance Law
Lowry focuses her practice on federal and state tax issues arising out of complex public finance transactions, including a particular focus on multifamily housing transactions, airport financings, and P3 project financings.
- Curtis B. Toll, Operating Shareholder of the Philadelphia office – Environmental Law
Toll represents developers and corporations in connection with the acquisition, development, transfer, financing, and sale of environmentally contaminated real estate including complex project redevelopments, environmental liability transfers, and the management and mitigation of environmental risk.
According to the Best Lawyers website, the attorneys are selected based upon a peer-review process, in an effort to capture a general consensus from leaders in the legal field regarding their peers’ accomplishments and capabilities.