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Cleveland, Ohio (August 16, 2016) – Thirty-nine attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers 2017. In addition, Best Lawyers recognized three McDonald Hopkins attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year.” The 23rd edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Lawyers of the Year

Stephen M. Gross
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Michigan)

John T. Metzger
Litigation - Real Estate (Florida)

Shawn M. Riley
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Ohio)

Florida

Peter M. Bernhardt – Member, Litigation Department

  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates

John T. Metzger –Managing Member, West Palm Beach Office

  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez – Managing Member, Miami Office

  • Commercial Litigation

Illinois

David A. Agay – Assistant Managing Member, Chicago Office

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Steven M. Harris – Member, Healthcare Practice

  • Health Care Law

Tara Goff Kamradt – Member, Healthcare Practice

  • Health Care Law

Michigan

John E. Benko – Member, Litigation Department

  • Commercial Litigation

James J. Boutrous, II – Managing Member, Detroit Office

  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Stephen M. Gross – Member; Chair, Automotive Practice; Chair, Business Restructuring Services Department

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Patrick A. Karbowski – Member, Real Estate Practice

  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Michael G. Latiff – Member; Co-Chair, Business Litigation Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

Antoinette M. Pilzner – Member; Employee Benefits Practice; Member, Executive Compensation and Governance Practice

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Miriam L. Rosen – Member; Chair, Labor and Employment Practice

  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management

Ohio

Chad Arfons – Member, Real Estate Practice

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Richard H. Blake – Member; Co-Chair, Government Compliance, Investigations, and White Collar Defense Practice

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Jeffrey P. Consolo – Member; Chair, Tax and Benefits Department

  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Richard S. Cooper – Member; Chair, Healthcare Practice; Co-Chair, Healthcare Restructuring Practice

  • Health Care Law

David B. Cupar – Member; Chair, Intellectual Property Department

  • Patent Law

James A. Dimitrijevs – Member; Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Department

  • Trade Secrets Law

Carl J. Grassi – Firm President

  • Corporate Law

David Gunning II – Member, Real Estate Practice

  • Real Estate Law

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger – Member, Real Estate Practice

  • Real Estate Law

Brian J. Jereb – Member, Estate Planning and Probate Practice

  • Trusts and Estates

David M. Kall – Member; Vice Chair, Tax and Benefits Department; Chair, Capital Markets Practice; Chair, Multistate Tax Practice

  • Corporate Law

Bernard L. Karr – Member, Estate Planning and Probate Practice

  • Trusts and Estates

Sean D. Malloy – Member; Vice Chair, Business Restructuring Services Department

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Michael J. Meaney – Member; Co-Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

John T. Mulligan – Senior of Counsel, Healthcare Practice

  • Health Care Law

William J. O’Neill – Member; Chair, Litigation Department

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Michael G. Riley – Member, Estate Planning and Probate Practice; Executive Compensation and Governance Practice

  • Trusts and Estates

Shawn M. Riley – President-Elect, Cleveland Office; Co-Chair, Healthcare Restructuring Practice

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

O. Judson Scheaf, III – Member, Construction Law and Litigation Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Roger L. Shumaker – Member; Chair, Estate Planning and Probate Practice

  • Trusts and Estates

Michael L. Snyder – Member; Co-Chair, Energy Practice; Chair, Product Liability Litigation

  • Energy Law

James E. Stief – Member; Chair, Commercial Finance Practice; Vice Chair, Business Law Department

  • Banking and Finance Law

Dale R. Vlasek – Member; Chair, Employee Benefits Practice

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Peter D. Welin – Managing Member, Columbus Office

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

John M. Wirtshafter – Member, Employee Benefits Practice; Member, Executive Compensation and Governance Practice

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Charles B. Zellmer – Member; Chair, Business Law Department

  • Corporate Law

About Best Lawyers

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 52,488 leading attorneys cast almost 5.5 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.” Best Lawyers can be found at www.bestlawyers.com.

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins’ mission is to provide insightful legal solutions and business counseling that help our clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Our subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, is based in Washington, D.C. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit mcdonaldhopkins.com.

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