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HACKENSACK, New Jersey — August 15, 2013 — Best Lawyers® —the legal profession’s oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide—has announced 35 attorneys from Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. will be included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  In addition, Best Lawyers also named six of those attorneys 2014 Lawyers of the Year.

Universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, 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. Because attorneys cannot purchase a listing, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The six Cole Schotz attorneys named 2014 “Lawyers of the Year” are listed below by location and the area of law in which they are recognized.

  • Steven D. Leipzig, Hackensack, NJ, Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Henry M. Matri, Hackensack, NJ, Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Michael D. Sirota, Hackensack, NJ, Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Harold N. Tolchinsky, Hackensack, NJ, Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Norman L. Pernick, Wilmington, DE, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Irving E. Walker, Baltimore, MD, Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"

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, Labor and Employment, Trusts and Estates, and Controversy-Tax 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
  • 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 hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals – many for decades – as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to 114 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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