<em>Best Lawyers</em> Recognizes 59 Schiff Attorneys, Six “Lawyers of the Year,” and 21 Ones to Watch

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 59 Schiff Attorneys, Six “Lawyers of the Year,” and 21 Ones to Watch

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Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.

In addition, 21 Schiff associates have been listed in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes early-career attorneys for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Schiff also received four “Top-Listed” designations, denoting that the firm has the most recognized lawyers in a particular location and practice area.

Best Lawyers uses an extensive peer review process to capture a consensus opinion of the leading lawyers in each geographic area. The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition goes to the attorney who received the highest overall peer feedback for his or her area of specialty, and only one is recognized in each specialty and location each year.

 

The six attorneys recognized as a Best Lawyer “Lawyer of the Year” 2021 and their practice areas and locations are:

Susan T. Bart - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Chicago)

David C. Blickenstaff - Litigation - Trusts and Estates (Chicago)

J. Mark Fisher - Equipment Finance Law (Chicago)

Brian G. Lustbader - Construction Law (New York City)

Robert J. Minkus - Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Chicago)

Frederick J. Sperling - Litigation - Real Estate (Chicago)

 

The 59 attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 and their practice areas are:

Thomas W. Abendroth - Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Derek G. Barella - Employment Law - Management

Susan T. Bart - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Trusts and Estates

Jack R. Bierig - Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Nonprofit / Charities Law

David C. Blickenstaff - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Stephen J. Bonebrake - Environmental Law

Max G. Brittain, Jr.- Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Harmon A. Brown - Trusts and Estates

Antony S. Burt - Insurance Law

Thomas M. Crispi - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Everett J. Cygal - Insurance Law

Marci A. Eisenstein - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Joanne B. Faycurry - Litigation and Controversy - Tax

J. Mark Fisher - Equipment Finance Law

Sarah A. W. Fitts - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mark C. Friedlander - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

David A. Grossberg - Real Estate Law

Russel T. Hamilton - Real Estate Law

Lawrence H. Heftman - Commercial Litigation

Maggie Hickey - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

David R. Hodgman - Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

Brian K. Janowsky - Trusts and Estates

Janet M. Johnson - Real Estate Law

Eliot S. Jubelirer - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Joseph J. Krasovec III - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Paul M. Lurie - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

Brian G. Lustbader - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

Owen E. MacBride - Energy Law

Paul G. Mackey - Real Estate Law

Paul C. Marengo - Public Finance Law

Sayward Mazur - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

Samuel J. McKim III - Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Robert J. Minkus - Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law

Jane Montgomery - Environmental Law

Virgil R. Montgomery - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

Joshua More - Environmental Law

Paula J. Morency - Franchise Law

Ivan W. Moskowitz - Real Estate Law

Michael K. Moyers - Trusts and Estates

Sailesh K. Patel - Patent Law

Scott E. Pickens - Banking and Finance Law

Robert R. Pluth, Jr. - Trusts and Estates

Christine Quigley - Trusts and Estates

Kenneth M. Roberts - Arbitration - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

Gabriel M. Rodriguez - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental

Felice Rose - Real Estate Law

Peter L. Rossiter - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law

Gary L. Rubin - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

Ami G. Scott - Banking and Finance Law

Paul A. Scrudato - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Sarah Kerr Severson - Trusts and Estates

Edward Spacapan, Jr. - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

David M. Spector - Insurance Law

Frederick J. Sperling - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate

Debra L. Stetter - Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

Clay A. Tillack - Franchise Law; Trademark Law

Robert J. Wierenga - Antitrust Law

Steven Wilamowsky - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

William P. Ziegelmueller - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

 

The 21 attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021 and their practice areas are:

Tracy Adamovich - Trusts and Estates

Jay R. Bombien - Patent Law

Christina K. Brunka - Construction Law

Jacob K. Danziger - Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation

Jonathan P. Dean - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Meredith R.W. DeCarlo - Commercial Litigation

Christine Wilson Feller - Litigation - Intellectual Property

Jonathan Freilich - Litigation - Construction

Hugo A. Gallegos - Corporate Law

Helen H. Ji - Intellectual Property Law

Evgeny Magidenko - Tax Law

Arun J. Mohan - Intellectual Property Law

Michael K. Molzberger - Commercial Litigation

Kristen Hosack Pace - Trusts and Estates

Allison K. Pfeifle - Trusts and Estates

David Pi - Commercial Litigation

Thomas A. Rammer II - Litigation - Patent

Daniel J. Schufreider - Commercial Litigation

Anthony-Ray Sepúlveda - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Brooke Clason Smith - Commercial Litigation

Elise H. Yu - Commercial Litigation

 

The Best Lawyers 2021 Top-Listed

Top-Listed State Awards

Litigation - Construction in Illinois: 4 Lawyers

Litigation - Trusts and Estates in Illinois: 4 Lawyers

Top-Listed City Awards

Litigation - Construction in Chicago: 4 Lawyers

Litigation - Trusts and Estates in Chicago: 4 Lawyers