Twenty-Four Woods Oviatt Attorneys Named to "Best Lawyers in America" List.

Posted on August 18, 2014

Twenty-Four Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Five attorneys have been named the Best Lawyers' 2014-15 Rochester, NY "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community is being honored as a "Lawyer of the Year." The complete list is below:

Jack M. Battaglia- Lawyer of the Year

Practicing in: Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law - Criminal

William G. Bauer - Lawyer of the Year

Practicing in: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

R. Thompson Gilman - Lawyer of the Year

Practicing in: Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates

Paul S. Groschadl - Lawyer of the Year

Practicing in: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

James P. McElheny - Lawyer of the Year

Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Warren B. Rosenbaum - Lawyer of the Year

Practicing in: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate

BEST LAWYERS 2014

Kelley Ross Brown
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Betsy D. Brugg
Practicing in: Land Use and Zoning Law
Philip L. Burke
Practicing in: Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
Louis M. D'Amato
Practicing in: Real Estate Law

Gordon S. Dickens
Practicing in: Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates

Gordon E. Forth
Practicing in: Corporate Law

Jerry A. Goldman
Practicing in: Land Use and Zoning Law - Development, Environmental, Government Relations, Land Use, Municipal, Real Estate, Zoning, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Gregory W. Gribben
Practicing in: Corporate Law

Robert D. Hooks
Practicing in: Litigation - Construction

Robert W. Kessler
Practicing in: Trusts and Estates

Harry P. Messina, Jr.
Practicing in: Corporate Law - Banking, Business Planning, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Family Businesses, Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Private Funds, Publicly-Held Companies, Real Estate, Securities, Technology, Venture Capital

Mitchell S. Nusbaum
Practicing in: Real Estate Law - Commercial, Finance, Shopping Center Transactions, Sports Facilities Development and Planning, Tax Certiorari

Donald W. O'Brien, Jr.
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Anthony R. Palermo
Practicing in: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation - Product Liability, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation - Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants - Automobile, Pharmaceutical

René H. Reixach, Jr.
Practicing in: Elder Law, Health Care Law

W. Stephen Tierney
Practicing in: Real Estate Law - Commercial, Tax Certiorari

Samuel O. Tilton
Practicing in: Real Estate Law

Kristopher J. Vurraro
Practicing in: Real Estate Law

Jack M. Battaglia

William G. Bauer

R. Thompson Gilman

Paul S. Groschadl

James P. McElheny

Warren B. Rosenbaum

Kelley Ross Brown

Betsy D. Brugg

Philip L. Burke

Louis M. D'Amato

Gordon S. Dickens

Gordon E. Forth

Jerry A. Goldman

Robert D. Hooks

Robert W. Kessler

Mitchell S. Nusbaum

Donald W. O’Brien, Jr.

Anthony R Palermo

René H. Reixach, Jr.

Samuel O. Tilton

Kristopher J. Vurraro