PHILADELPHIA– Aug. 23, 2016 – The 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America includes seven attorneys from the Philadelphia office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Together they represent 60 years of recognition.
This year, more than 350 Greenberg Traurig attorneys from across the firm’s U.S. offices are listed in the publication, with 23 of the firm’s attorneys named “Lawyers of the Year.” For the 10th consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig is top-listed by Best Lawyers for having the highest number of attorneys listed.
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.
The Philadelphia Greenberg Traurig attorneys listed in 2017 Best Lawyers in America are:
- Dianne Coady Fisher, Co-Chair of 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. This is her 10th year of recognition by Best Lawyers in America.
- Robert M. Goldich, Shareholder - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
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. This is his ninth year of recognition by Best Lawyers in America.
- 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. This is her eighth year of recognition by Best Lawyers in America.
- Michael L. Lehr, Managing Shareholder of 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. This is his 10th year of recognition by Best Lawyers in America.
- 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. This is her fifth year of recognition by Best Lawyers in America.
- David G. Mandelbaum, Co-Chair of Environmental Practice - Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; 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. This is his 12th year of recognition by Best Lawyers in America.
- Curtis B. Toll, Operating Shareholder of 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. This is his sixth year of recognition by Best Lawyers in America.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia Office
Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to 38 attorneys and 12 practices including Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Corporate & Securities, Emerging Technology, Environmental, Business Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Government Law & Policy, Real Estate, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms, and individuals.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.