Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. receives national notice for its project finance practice and its product liability work in the automotive and consumer products industries, according to rankings released by The Legal 500 United States. The firm also receives top regional ranking in banking and finance, construction, mergers and acquisitions and real estate.
Legal 500 recommends Squire Sanders in product liability and mass tort defense and notes the individual efforts of Alvin B. Davis in Miami and James P. Murphy in Washington DC. Davis is also recommended in consumer product representation, with the guide describing his work as “first rate” by a lawyer who “brings credibility to the table.” Trial lawyers Patricia E. Lowry of West Palm Beach and Mark C. Goodman are also recommended for their product liability work.
The firm also receives national ranking in project finance, with Luis Reiter in the Miami office recommended for his skill in governmental and private financings and in representing sponsor clients. Legal 500 notes the practice is supported by “an impressive array of international offices, so it is no surprise that the firm has particular strength in Europe, Middle East and Latin America.”
Regional recognitions include:
Squire Sanders’ bankruptcy practice is commended in the Midwest region. Clients describe practice chair Stephen D. Lerner, who works in the Cincinnati and New York offices, as “persistent when there is the possibility of agreement – he’s inexhaustible in negotiation.”
Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts
Recognizing Squire Sanders’ M&A practice in the Midwest, The Legal 500 notes the practice’s global platform and quotes clients describing the firm as “a full-service firm that can bring in regulatory or other expertise as necessary on a deal-specific basis.” M&A lawyers are acknowledged for their expertise in the technology and telecom, aerospace, manufacturing, energy and chemical industries. “The service provided is at the highest level,” one client states. “The practice gets the technical legal details right, understands the business practicalities and is timely with responses.”
Cleveland’s Dynda A. Thomas is a “very good M&A lawyer,” according to clients, and Carolyn J. Buller is “impressive and responsive.” Also in Cleveland, Cipriano S. Beredo III also receives recognition.
Real Estate and Construction
Demonstrating the strength of the transactions and finance practice in Florida, Stephen J. Mitchell in Tampa is recommended in the hospitality and leisure industry and for his restructuring and finance expertise, while partners Jeffrey Drew Butt in Tampa and West Palm Beach and Thomas V. Eagan in Miami are described as strong on the finance side.
Squire Sanders is recommended in the Midwest for construction and engineering projects including ancillary issues such as taxation, labor law and environmental compliance. Key experience for the practice includes projects in agricultural facilities, airports, bridges, convention centers, dams, infrastructure projects, pipelines and schools.
About Squire Sanders: Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has lawyers in 32 offices and 15 countries around the world. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and a longstanding one-firm philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide.
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