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Seventy-two Day Pitney Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers List for 2012

Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
October 4, 2011

Law firm is recognized in 44 separate practice areas

Seventy-two lawyers at Day Pitney LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). The firm also received several top rankings for individual practices in many of the locations in which it has offices. In addition, six lawyers were named Lawyers of the Year in their respective practice areas.

 

Best Lawyers has been published annually since 1983, ranking lawyers solely through peer-review surveys. Day Pitney received nine "top-listed" practice rankings in Connecticut and 11 in New Jersey.

 

The following Day Pitney lawyers, listed alphabetically by city with their corresponding ranked practice areas, were named to this year's Best Lawyers list:

 

Boston: Kenneth L. Grinnell, Trusts and Estates; and Stephen Ziobrowski, Trusts and Estates.

 

Greenwich, CT.: R. Scott Beach, Corporate Law; and Amy K. Wilfert, Trusts and Estates.

 

Hartford, CT.: Rosemary G. Ayers, Real Estate Law; Elizabeth C. Barton, Environmental Law and Litigation - Environmental; Paul N. Belval, Energy Law; David T. Doot, Energy Law; Gerald Garfield, Energy Law; Thomas J. Groark Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Ernest J. Mattei, Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; James A. McGraw, Real Estate Law; Kathleen D. Monnes, Insurance Law; John B. Nolan, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Commercial Litigation; Edmund M. See, Public Finance Law; Michael P. Shea, Appellate Practice and Litigation - Antitrust; James Sicilian, Antitrust Law; Robert G. Siegel, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Felix J. Springer, Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment; James J. Tancredi, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy; and Albert Zakarian, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA and Litigation Labor & Employment.

 

New Haven, CT.: Keith Bradoc Gallant, Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, and Trusts and Estates; and Joseph L. Hammer, Litigation - Real Estate.

 

New York: James R. DeVita, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Ronald H. Janis, Corporate Law; Sabino (Rod) Rodriguez, Tax Law; Dina Kapur Sanna, Trusts and Estates; and G. Warren Whitaker, Trusts and Estates.

 

Parsippany, NJ: Michael T. Bissinger, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment; Lori J. Braender, Corporate Law; Warren J. Casey, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities Regulation; Hope S. Cone, Family Law; Colleen R. Donovan, Environmental Law and Real Estate Law; David P. Doyle, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Michael J. Dunne, Information Technology Law; Michael James Guerriero, Tax Law; Benjamin E. Haglund, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants; Paul J. Halasz, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Construction; William S. Hatfield, Environmental Law and Litigation - Environmental; Robert L. Hollingshead, Mass Tort Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Richard Kahn, Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts and Estates; Jeffrey L. Kantowitz, Real Estate Law; Dennis T. Kearney, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Dennis R. LaFiura, Franchise Law; Murray J. Laulicht, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Litigation - Antitrust; Kathy A. Lawler, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Anthony J. Marchetta, Commercial Litigation; Henry Nelson Massey, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities Regulation; Patrick J. McCarthy, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment; Deirdre E. Moore, Real Estate Law; John J. O'Reilly, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Mary Lou Parker, Trusts and Estates; Gregory C. Parliman, Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment; Michael T. Rave, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law; Lawrence F. Reilly, Real Estate Law; Mary B. Rogers, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment; Robert G. Rose, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Environmental and Mediation; David S. Sager, Arbitration, Franchise Law and Mediation; Elizabeth J. Sher, Commercial Litigation; Joy Harmon Sperling, Litigation - Banking & Finance; and Michael P. Turner, Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law.

 

Stamford, CT.: Jerome Berkman, Real Estate Law; Michael P. Byrne, Real Estate Law; Michael G. Considine, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Gregory A. Hayes, Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts and Estates; Robert J. Miller, Trusts and Estates; Daniel L. Schwartz, Labor Law - Management; David A. Swerdloff, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Stanley A. Twardy Jr., Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

 

West Hartford, CT: B. Dane Dudley, Trusts and Estates; Steven M. Fast, Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts and Estates; and Martin Wolman, Trusts and Estates.

 

The following individuals from Day Pitney were also named Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year in their respective areas of practice:

 

Albert Zakarian, Hartford Employment Law

David A. Swerdloff, Stamford Corporate Law

Ernest J. Mattei, Hartford Insurance Law

Gregory A. Hayes, Stamford Litigation - Trusts & Estates

James J. Tancredi, Hartford Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Hartford Litigation - Bankruptcy

Murray J. Laulicht, Newark Litigation - Antitrust

 

About Day Pitney

Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with approximately 350 attorneys operating in offices in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Boston, and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations, as well as emerging and middle market companies and individuals.


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