Firm Earns Continued Top-Tier Practice Rankings From The Legal 500 United States

June 23, 2020

The 2020 Edition of The Legal 500 United States ranked Patterson Belknap as a top tier firm for Advertising and Marketing: Litigation and Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations).


The Legal 500 reports:New York firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP provides a full service in advertising litigation, with recent matters including high profile class actions, Lanham Act cases, and enforcement proceedings arising from regulatory investigations. Clients note, Patterson Belknap is a great team with excellent understanding of class action litigation space, especially in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors’. The team is headed up by experienced litigator Steven Zalesin, who takes the lead on most of its complex and high-profile cases, with a significant practice across all major areas of the firm's practice. Another client notes, ‘Steve Zalesin and Jonah Knobler have a very in depth understanding of false advertising litigation and are in touch of all developments related to the space’. At a more junior level, the firm saw two recent additions to the partnership, as Jane Metcalf and Joshua Kipnees made the grade in early 2019.”


The Legal 500 reports: “Based in New York, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP fields 'a strong, talented team of lawyers who are experts in all aspects of exempt organization law'. The group advises clients on a range of issues from tax, governance, and regulatory compliance to intellectual property, employment law and litigation. Laura Butzel, who frequently advises on governance, joint ventures and tax issues, heads the practice group, which also includes John Sare, a name to note for matters pertaining to charitable gifts and endowment funds; Robin Krause, who handles domestic and cross-border tax and corporate governance projects; and 'talented communicatorTomer Inbar, who frequently advises on hybrid tax-exempt and corporate structures and affiliated organizations. Also recommended are Megan Bell and counsel Janine Shissler, who has particular experience assisting with charitable and program-related investments and the structuring of joint ventures.”