Twenty Attorneys from Robinson Bradshaw Named to Chambers USAPDF
Chambers USA: America’s Top Leading Lawyers for Business, a highly respected legal directory, has named 20 attorneys from Robinson Bradshaw as leaders in their respective fields. The firm also was named one of North Carolina’s leading firms for exceptional work in the following practice areas: Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate. Robinson Bradshaw received more No. 1 band practice area rankings than any other North Carolina firm.
The annual guide includes tiered lists of attorneys as well as state rankings of a firm’s practice areas. Robinson Bradshaw and its attorneys have consistently been included in Chambers USA’s annual rankings since the USA guide was first introduced in 2003. A team of researchers conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with attorneys and clients throughout the U.S. to develop the annual list.
The following comments about Robinson Bradshaw’s No. 1 band ranked practice areas were included with the researchers’ findings this year:
- Corporate/M&A – “With its experience, reputation, clientele and the quality of its lawyers, this is an almost unrivaled firm in the state,” Chambers reports, noting from one client, “The results are always excellent, and it is just a technically very adept team.”
- Litigation – “This is simply one of the best commercial litigation teams in the state; it has so many star litigators,” one client reported, and Chambers noted “the attorneys’ skill in financial litigation and as trial lawyers.”
- Real Estate – “One of the best in the state, this real estate team is responsive, respected and well connected – the lawyers are deal-makers, not breakers,” Chambers reports, noting the team acts for a “high-profile clientele and has been busy of late with workouts, selling and leasing.”
- Banking & Finance – “This well-established Charlotte firm represents the cream of the North Carolina banking clientele,” Chambers reports. “For many it is the firm of choice, with high-quality folks across the board and extensive market knowledge of state-of-the-art financial tools. The practice is very broad, representing all types of lenders and borrowers in midmarket transactions.”
- Antitrust – “Enjoying an outstanding reputation in the market, this antitrust team has been handling a number of significant cases of late, including representing the plaintiff in price-fixing claims against manufacturers of hydrogen peroxide,” Chambers reports.
- Bankruptcy/Restructuring – One client said the firm fields “really smart, practical attorneys, who are highly intelligent and also make tough negotiators,” while Chambers reports that the successful bankruptcy team represents a variety of lenders and distressed companies. The firm’s litigation group is also commended for its skills in bankruptcy work, of which one client said, “It’s a phenomenal team – helpful, strategic and in tune with the client’s objectives.”
The complete list of Robinson Bradshaw attorneys listed in Chambers USA 2009 includes:
- Krista Bowen – Corporate/M&A
- Everett J. Bowman – Antitrust
- Peter C. Buck – Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A
- Stokely G. Caldwell Jr. – Banking & Finance
- Robert Fuller – Litigation: General Commercial
- Thomas Gates – Real Estate
- Charles E. Johnson – Labor & Employment
- Christopher Loeb – Real Estate
- Edwin F. Lucas – Banking & Finance
- Stephen M. Lynch – Corporate/M&A
- Ward McKeithen – Litigation: General Commercial
- Robert McLean – Corporate/M&A
- Mark Merritt – Antitrust and Litigation: General Commercial
- Allen K. Robertson – Banking & Finance and Bankruptcy/Restructuring
- Russell M. Robinson II – Corporate/M&A
- David Schilli – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
- Robert C. Sink – Real Estate
- William W. Toole – Environment
- Brent Torstrick – Real Estate
- John Wester – Litigation: General Commercial
For more information on the selection process visit the Chambers and Partners website.