Firm Practices Earn Top-Tier Rankings From The Legal 500

June 3, 2015

The Legal 500 United States 2015 has ranked Patterson Belknap in its first tier for Media, Technology and Telecoms: Marketing and Advertising and Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations).

False Advertising

The Legal 500 reports: "The key advertising contact at New York firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is Steven Zalesin, a nationally regarded trial lawyer with expertise in false advertising litigation and intellectual property. Zalesin’s team is recommended for contentious matters including Lanham Act cases, consumer product class actions and regulatory proceedings. This is ‘always a firm you would think of in an advertising context’, and it acts for multinational Fortune 100 companies across industries such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, online travel and consumer goods."

Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Legal 500 reports: "Robin Krause is the chair of the New York-based team at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; it handles matters relating to governance, regulatory compliance, IP, employment law, corporate law, real estate, trusts and estates, litigation, and tax. Krause’s clients include a private foundation which she is advising on a rural electrification project in India; the project involves the formation of a number of subsidiary entities. John Sare’s areas of expertise include complex charitable gifts and endowment funds. The ‘very sharpTomer Inbar is a ‘nice guy’ who assists clients with projects for international development, urban revitalization, healthcare, education and conservation. Internal investigations are a specialism of Laura Butzel, whose clients in this and other areas include a number of universities. Butzel is also known for advising charities on the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act."