Richards, Layton & Finger Tops Delaware Listings in Best Lawyers in America 2008

October 18, 2007

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware  – The Best Lawyers in America: 2008 named 24 attorneys from Richards, Layton & Finger in the 2008 edition. Richards, Layton & Finger was ranked first in Delaware in seven different categories of law : Corporate, Environmental, First Amendment, Health Care, Securities, Tax and Trusts and Estates. Attorneys listed were nominated by peer attorneys and were voted in by a pool consisting of all the lawyers listed in the previous edition; over 1.5 million individual evaluations were completed for the 2008 edition.

Four Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys, Richard G. Bacon, R. Franklin Balotti, Daniel L. Klein and Charles F. Richards, Jr. have been named to the list at least 20 years.

Those named and the area of law in which they were 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
  • Stephen E. Herrmann – Environmental Law
  • Jennifer C. Jauffret – Labor and Employment Law
  • Daniel L. Klein – Real Estate Law
  • Robert J. Krapf – Real Estate Law
  • Charles F. Richards, Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
  • W. Donald Sparks II – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Gregory V. Varallo – Corporate Law
  • William J. Wade – Health Care Law
  • Robert W. Whetzel – Environmental Law
  • Gregory P. Williams – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law

About the Firm
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. 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.

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