Firm Practices Earn Continued Top-Tier Rankings From The Legal 500

May 31, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 has ranked Patterson Belknap as a top tier firm for Media, Technology and Telecoms: Marketing and Advertising and Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations).


The Legal 500 reports: "Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is ‘one of the best litigation firms in the market’, with ‘an incredibly strong bench of exceptional attorneys’ that provides ‘thorough, timely and practical advice’. Practice head Steven Zalesin is ‘an outstanding litigator and strategist’ and...[Travis Tu] is...‘incredibly smart’. Saul Shapiro and Michelle Cohen are recommended for media-related issues and Frederick Warder is a key name for Lanham Act matters. All attorneys mentioned are based in New York."


The Legal 500 reports: "New York-based Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has one of the largest nonprofit practices in the US, with the ‘breadth and depth of experience to be advisers and not just technical lawyers’. Robin Krause is chair of the TEOs practice and is recommended for her expertise in grant-related issues; John Sare is ‘an expert in donor-related matters’ and is particularly active in the arts sector; his highlights included assisting a major institution with a $100m naming gift and advising museums with art collection gifts. Laura Butzel continues to advise charities on their internal investigations as well as at the federal and state level, and in the education sector has been advising university boards on governance, tax-exemption, student conduct and data issues. Butzel and Tomer Inbar continue to advise private foundations on program- and mission-related investments as well as a range of other corporate and tax issues. The ‘unfailingly responsive and creative’ Inbar has also recently assisted public charities and private foundations with environmental conservation projects in the US, Argentina and Chile, and advised on compliance with the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act. Other names worthy of note are Lisa Cleary, who focuses on litigation, and counsels Janine Shissler and Megan Bell."