PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce that 29 of the firm's Pittsburgh-based attorneys have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2012. This year's honorees are:
Administrative/Regulatory Law: Anthony Cillo
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law: William E. Kelleher, Jr.
Commercial Litigation: Larry K. Elliott, Robert M. Linn, Richard R. Nelson II, Jeffrey P. Ward
Corporate Law: James D. Chiafullo, Charles C. Cohen, Jack W. Elliott, David J. Kalson, Hugh W. Nevin, Jr.
Employment Law- Management: Ronald J. Andrykovitch, Robert B. Cottington, James R. Haggerty, Robert F. Prorok
Immigration Law: John S. Brendel, Lawrence M. Lebowitz, Matthew T. Phillips
International Trade and Finance Law: V. Susanne Cook
Labor Law-Management: Ronald J. Andrykovitch, Robert B. Cottington, James R. Haggerty, Robert F. Prorok
Litigation & Controversy-Tax: Hugh W. Nevin, Jr.
Litigation-Bankruptcy: William E. Kelleher, Jr.
Litigation-Intellectual Property: Robert M. Linn
Litigation-Labor & Employment: Robert B. Cottington, James R. Haggerty, Robert M. Linn
Litigation-Land Use and Zoning: Clifford B. Levine
Litigation-Securities: Larry K. Elliott, Richard R. Nelson II
Litigation-Trust & Estates: R. Michael Daniel, Christopher F. Farrell, Jeffrey P. Ward
Mediation: James B. Brown
Mergers & Acquisitions Law: Jack W. Elliott
Non-Profit/Charities Law: Christopher F. Farrell
Public Finance Law: Charles R. Brodbeck
Real Estate Law: Charles R. Brodbeck, Michael H. Syme, William R. Taxay
Tax Law: Christopher F. Farrell, David J. Kalson, Hugh W. Nevin, Jr.
Technology Law: David J. Kalson
Trusts and Estates: R. Michael Daniel, Christopher F. Farrell, C. Eric Pfeil, Mario Santilli, Jr., Jonathan M. Schmerling
"I'd like to congratulate all of the attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion on the Best Lawyers in America 2012 list," said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby."The majority of these attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers for several years running, and some have appeared on the list for ten years or longer. It is truly a testament to their dedication to excellence, and I congratulate them on their ongoing achievements."
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Established in 1981 in Pittsburgh, PA, Cohen & Grigsby is a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, FL. Cohen & Grigsby attorneys cultivate a culture of performance by serving as business counselors as well as legal advisors to an extensive list of clients that includes private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging companies. The firm has more than 130 lawyers in eight practice groups: Business & Tax, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, and Estates & Trusts. For more information, please visit www.cohenlaw.com.