26 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America 2009

September 24, 2008

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware – The Best Lawyers in America has named 26 Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys in its 2009 edition. Richards Layton has more lawyers listed in Best Lawyers than any other firm in Delaware in six fields of law: environmental, health care, tax, trusts and estates, securities and First Amendment law. Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, compiles an annual list of outstanding lawyers by conducting surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Two Richards Layton attorneys have appeared on the Best Lawyers list for at least 25 years. Two more have been listed for at least 20 years, and an additional nine attorneys have been named to the list for at least 10 years. The attorneys and the areas of law in which they are recognized include:

  • Paul M. Altman – Corporate Law
  • Richard G. Bacon – Trusts and Estates
  • R. Franklin Balotti – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
  • Julian H. Baumann, Jr. – Tax Law
  • Donald A. Bussard – Corporate Law
  • Mark D. Collins – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • F. Peter Conaty, Jr. – Tax Law
  • Frederick L. Cottrell III – Intellectual Property Law
  • Daniel J. DeFranceschi – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Richard G. Elliott, Jr. – First Amendment Law
  • Wendell Fenton – Corporate Law
  • Jesse A. Finkelstein – Corporate Law
  • Anne C. Foster – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
  • Mark J. Gentile – Corporate Law
  • William J. Haubert – Corporate Law
  • Stephen E. Herrmann – Environmental Law
  • Jennifer C. Jauffret – Labor and Employment Law
  • Daniel L. Klein – Real Estate Law
  • John H. Knight – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Robert J. Krapf – Real Estate Law
  • W. Donald Sparks II – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Stanford L. Stevenson III – Tax Law
  • Gregory V. Varallo – Corporate Law
  • William J. Wade – Health Care Law
  • Robert W. Whetzel – Environmental Law
  • Gregory P. Williams – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law

About the Firm
Richards, Layton & Finger provides legal services to its clients in Delaware, the U.S. and throughout the world. The firm provides counsel on sophisticated financial transactions involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities, as well as advice and guidance to local clients. Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been leaders in cases decided in Delaware courts addressing corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, fiduciary relations, commercial and other general civil matters.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 29,575 attorneys in 78 specialties, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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