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Forty-Three Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Attorneys Recognized for Excellence by Chambers USA Directory

Published: 05/08/2019
Industries: Cannabis Law | Construction | Health Care | Real Estate
Services: Bankruptcy and Restructuring | Commercial Litigation | Corporate | Environmental | First Amendment Media | Hatch-Waxman Act ANDA Litigation | Intellectual Property | Labor and Employment | Land Use | Litigation | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity | Real Estate Services | Tax | White Collar and Government Enforcement

Three practice areas ranked in the highest category of excellence

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, a full service law firm with more than 400 lawyers in 16 offices across the U.S., today announced that 43 attorneys from the Firm received the distinguished honor of being recognized for legal excellence and client service by Chambers USA 2019: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Chambers is one of the most respected lawyer directories in the U.S. and worldwide, ranking the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions. The Chambers team of researchers rank lawyers on the basis of their legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client-service.  Top firms are ranked and their merits described, often in the words of clients who were interviewed. Several of the Firm’s practice areas also earned high rankings.  For more information on methodology used by Chambers for its rankings, click here.

Band One Attorneys

Individual lawyers, law firms and practice groups are ranked in bands from one to six, one being the best. This year, 11 of our lawyers were ranked in band one. Mark Minuti for bankruptcy/restructuring law in Delaware; Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark for her bankruptcy/restructuring practice in Maryland; Jonathan A. Havens for his nationwide cannabis law practice; Charles M Lizza for his intellectual property practice in New Jersey; Gianna J. Arnold for intellectual property in Maryland; William S. Gee and Daniel H. Krapf for their real estate practices in Delaware; Stephen S. Aichele and Frederick D. Strober for their real estate practices in Pennsylvania; and Richard A. Forsten and Wendie C. Stabler for their real estate/zoning and land use practices in Delaware.


This year, attorneys from the Firm’s Baltimore, MD office selected to the list are Harriet E. Cooperman and Gary B. Eidelman for their labor and employment work; James E. Goodrich for his real estate practice; Eric G. Orlinsky for corporate/M&A; Sherry H. Flax for intellectual property; and Charles O. Monk, II for his general commercial litigation practice.


In Boston, Jeffrey Robbins was recognized for his nationwide first amendment litigation practice.


Nancy DePodesta was named to the list for litigation: white-collar crime & government investigations.


Michael S. Burg, who practices in the Firm's Chesterbrook, PA office, was named for his real estate practice; and Gregory J. Davis, who also practices in Chesterbrook, was named for his real estate/zoning and land use practice. Joel R. Burcat, in the Harrisburg, PA office, was recognized for his environmental work.

Attorneys from the Philadelphia, PA office named to the list are Bruce D. Armon for his health care practice; Kathryn R. Doyle for her intellectual property practice; Jeffrey C. Hampton, Adam H. Isenberg and Aaron Appelbaum for their bankruptcy/restructuring practices; Christopher R. Hall for his white-collar crime and government investigations work; James A. Keller and Joseph F. O’Dea, Jr. for their commercial litigation practices; Anthony P. Forte for his real estate/zoning and land use work; George E. Rahn, Jr. for his construction practice; David G. Shapiro for Tax; and John P. Pierce and Erik F. Williams for their real estate practices.

New Jersey

From the Princeton, NJ office, Pamela Goodwin, Andrea Lipuma and Cristina Stummer recognized for their environment practices. William Baton, resident in the Firm's Newark office, was named for his intellectual property practice.

Washington, D.C.

In the Washington, D.C., Jeffrey H. Gelman was named to the list for his real estate practice and Mark I. Gruhin was named for his corporate/M&A and private equity practice.


Partners from the Firm’s Wilmington, DE office named to the list were James D. Taylor, Jr. for labor and employment and William E. Manning for his real estate/zoning and land use practice.

Band One Practice Areas

In addition, several of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s practice areas were highly ranked in the directory, including Band 1 rankings for the Firm’s practices in intellectual property in Maryland, real estate and zoning/land use in Delaware.