Firm Partners Recognized in Leading Industry Publications

October 17, 2008

Patterson Belknap Receives Top Rankings in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 - #1 Again in Trusts and Estates

For the second consecutive year, Patterson Belknap's Personal Planning Group has been ranked #1 for Trusts and Estates in New York City and New York State by The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, 15 partners in 11 practice areas were recognized as leaders in their field. Attorneys were selected through peer nominations which were based on more than two million detailed evaluations. The following Patterson Belknap partners were included:

Christopher C. Angell Trusts and Estates
Susan F. Bloom Trusts and Estates
William F. Cavanaugh Antitrust Law
Commercial Litigation
Gregory L. Diskant Commercial Litigation
David W. Dykhouse Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Philip R. Forlenza Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice Law
Andrew L. Herz Real Estate Law
Dana Hiscock Trusts and Estates
Rochelle Korman Non-Profit/Charities Law
Ellen M. Martin Labor and Employment Law
Thomas C. Morrison Advertising Law
Gloria C. Phares Appellate Law
Robert M. Safron Real Estate Law
John P. Sare* Trusts and Estates
Steven A. Zalesin Advertising Law

*Listed in Best Lawyers for 10 years.

New York Super Lawyers Includes 39 Firm Partners on its 2009 List - Two Named Among Top 50 Female Lawyers

Thirty-nine partners have been recognized in the 2009 edition of New York Super Lawyers. Ellen M. Martin and Gloria C. Phares were named to the "Top 50 Female Lawyers" list, and Gregory L. Diskant was named to the "Top 100 Lawyers" list. The attorneys were recognized in 15 practice areas.

Antitrust Litigation
William F. Cavanaugh

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
David W. Dykhouse

Business Litigation
Philip R. Forlenza
Peter C. Harvey
Robert P. LoBue
Peter W. Tomlinson
Stephen P. Younger

Employee Benefits/ERISA
David M. Glaser
Bernard F. O'Hare

Employment Litigation: Defense
Ellen M. Martin

Employment & Labor
Lisa E. Cleary

Estate Planning & Probate
Christopher C. Angell
Susan F. Bloom
Hugh J. Freund
Dana W. Hiscock

General Litigation
Saul B. Shapiro

Intellectual Property
Gloria C. Phares

Intellectual Property Litigation
Gregory L. Diskant
Eugene M. Gelernter
Scott B. Howard
Kim J. Landsman
Jeffrey I. D. Lewis
Thomas C. Morrison
Andrew D. Schau
Michael J. Timmons
Steven A. Zalesin

Mergers & Acquisitions
John P. Schmitt

Antonia M. Grumbach
Rochelle Korman
John P. Sare

Personal Injury Defense: Products
Karl E. Seib, Jr.
John D. Winter

Real Estate
Andrew L. Herz
Lawrence P. Lenzner
Robert M. Safron
Kenneth L. Sankin
William W. Weisner

Securities & Corporate Finance
Edward F. Cox

Henry P. Bubel