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Best Lawyers® Recognizes Thirty-Six Cole Schotz Attorneys

HACKENSACK, New Jersey — August 18, 2014 — Best Lawyers® — which is among the legal profession’s oldest and most highly respected peer review guides — has announced 36 attorneys from Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. will be included in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, six Cole Schotz attorneys are recognized as Best Lawyers’ 2015 “Lawyers of the Year,” a distinction awarded to only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Best Lawyers selections are based on a highly detailed peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 leading attorneys evaluate the legal abilities of other lawyers.

The six Cole Schotz attorneys named 2015 “Lawyers of the Year” are listed below by location and the area of law in which they are recognized.
Michael E. Jones, Hackensack, NJ — Real Estate Law
Steven R. Klein, Hackensack, NJ — Trusts and Estates Litigation
Leo V. Leyva, Hackensack, NJ — Bankruptcy Litigation
Alan Rubin, Hackensack, NJ — Corporate Law
Warren A. Usatine, Hackensack, NJ — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lori l. Wolf, Hackensack, NJ — Trusts and Estates

Cole Schotz attorneys named Best Lawyers in America are listed below by location and the area of law in which they are recognized.
 
Baltimore, MD
Gary H. Leibowitz — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Irving E. Walker — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Bankruptcy Litigation

Hackensack, NJ
Mitchell W. Abrahams — Real Estate Law
Richard W. Abramson — Real Estate Law
Gary M. Albrecht — Real Estate Law
Wendy M. Berger — Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
Marc R. Berman — Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates Litigation
Michael H. Forman — Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates Litigation, Tax Law
Gerald H. Gline — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Michael E. Jones — Real Estate Law
Glenn R. Kazlow — Commercial/Environmental/Trusts and Estates Litigation
Edward Sun Kiel — Commercial and Construction Litigation
Steven R. Klein — Bet-the-Company, Commercial, and Trusts and Estates Litigation
Stuart Komrower — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Steven D. Leipzig — Trusts and Estates
Jan Alan Lewis — Real Estate Law
Leo V. Leyva — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation
Ronald V. Lombardi — Real Estate Law
Henry M. Matri — Corporate Law
Michael S. Meisel — Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Bankruptcy and Construction Litigation
Jason R. Melzer — Commercial Litigation
W. John Park — Real Estate Law
Alan Rubin — Corporate Law
Jeffrey H. Schechter — Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law
Barry M. Schwartz — Banking and Finance Law
Michael D. Sirota — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Michael Sternlieb — Real Estate Law
Harold N. Tolchinsky — Real Estate Law
Warren A. Usatine — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation
Ilana Volkov — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Samuel Weiner — Trusts and Estates
Lori I. Wolf — Trusts and Estates

New York, NY
John H. Drucker — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Laurence May — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation

Wilmington, DE
Norman L. Pernick — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
J. Kate Stickles — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

About Cole Schotz:
Cole Schotz serves clients nationally throughout the United States with offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Texas. The firm represents private equity firms and hedge funds, as well as hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals – many for decades – as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to over 120 attorneys who work in eleven primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Construction Services; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment Law; Environmental Law; Intellectual Property, Litigation; Real Estate; Real Estate Special Opportunities Group; Tax, Trusts & Estates and White Collar Defense & Investigations.

 

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