Twelve Richards, Layton & Finger Directors Named in 2009 Lawdragon Leading Lawyers in America

May 19, 2010

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 19, 2010) – Twelve Richards, Layton & Finger directors have been recognized in the 2009 Lawdragon Leading Lawyers in America. Three attorneys, Donald A. Bussard, Gregory P. Williams and Mark D. Collins, are named among the top Lawdragon 500.  Paul M. Altman, C. Stephen Bigler, Jesse A. Finkelstein, Mark J. Gentile, Robert J. Krapf, James G. Leyden, Jr., Srinivas M. Raju, Allen M. Terrell, Jr. and Gregory V. Varallo are listed as Lawdragon Finalists.

Lawdragon identifies the nation’s leading attorneys through a combination of written submissions, online votes, and research and interviews by the Lawdragon staff, choosing from more than 25,000 lawyers nominated by their peers in every area of practice and in every state. Far fewer than 1 percent of all lawyers in the U.S. are named to the prestigious Lawdragon 500 list.

Bussard, senior member of the firm’s corporate transactional group, advises corporations and boards of directors in connection with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, stockholder issues and corporate governance matters. Williams, chair of the Corporate Department and past president of the firm, advises corporations, directors, officers and board committees, and represents them in courts in Delaware and across the country. Collins, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department, focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights, representing debtors, lenders, creditors’ committees and acquirers in national chapter 11 cases.

Altman, chair of the firm’s business department, focuses on LLCs and partnerships in connection with the formation of private equity investment funds. Bigler, president of the firm, counsels corporations, officers, directors, board committees, stockholders and investors on issues arising in transactional and operational contexts. Finkelstein provides corporate governance, transactional, merger and acquisition, and control dispute advice to clients, and represents them in complex or high-stakes litigation. Gentile advises corporations, officers, directors, board committees and stockholders regarding mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and corporate governance issues. Krapf focuses on a variety of transactional matters in the areas of real estate and land use law. Leyden is actively involved in the organization, structuring and operation of LLCs and partnerships, including structured finance transactions and private equity investment fund matters. Raju focuses on corporate advisory, corporate governance, transactional and complex litigation matters relating to Delaware corporations and alternative entities. Terrell represents a broad range of national and international clients, counseling them on issues involving the Delaware General Corporation Law and litigating business and corporate disputes on their behalf in state and federal courts. Varallo focuses on complex corporate and business litigation, as well as corporate governance and corporate transactions.

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About Lawdragon
Lawdragon is the nation’s leading online legal media company, founded in 2005 by a group of award-winning legal journalists and attorneys. The fastest-growing legal community in the world, Lawdragon combines the content of a news media company with helpful ratings of lawyers and judges. The Lawdragon 500 guide is published online each fall and in a print magazine each winter.

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