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Katten Attains 22 Practice and 58 Attorney Rankings by Chambers USA 2015

Wins Top Distinction in Real Estate
Firm News | May 20, 2015

(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that 22 of the firm's practices and 58 attorneys were recognized as industry leaders in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Additionally, Katten's Real Estate (Illinois) and Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina) practices received the highest possible ranking.

Ten partners received the highest individual rankings in their respective areas of practice: Meredith Martin Addy (Intellectual Property), Michael R. Callahan (Healthcare), J. Hayden Harrell (Real Estate: Finance), Daniel S. Huffenus (Real Estate: Finance), Alvin Katz (Real Estate), Floyd A. Mandell (Intellectual Property), Laura Keidan Martin (Healthcare), and Joshua S. Rubenstein (Wealth Management). Charles H. Knauss received the highest distinctions in both Environment and Climate Change.

Chambers USA lauded Katten's top-ranked Real Estate (Illinois) practice as a "top-quality practice with a significant national footprint advising on all aspects of real estate, with all-encompassing expertise in related tax, bankruptcy and litigation issues." Clients also described the practice by saying, "They are incredibly strong real estate attorneys" and "[k]eep the client's business needs in focus." Additionally, in the Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina) category, Chambers USA notes the practice is a "local powerhouse for real estate finance covering a high volume of transactions" while clients described the practice as "outstanding in this field." Katten's Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Capital Markets: Securitization, Environmental, and Litigation: General Commercial practices also received elevated distinctions.

Katten was ranked in the following categories in the 2015 Chambers USA guide: 

Nationwide

  • Capital Markets: Derivatives
  • Capital Markets: Securitization
  • Climate Change
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Law
  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance
  • Wealth Management

California

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Media & Entertainment: Litigation

District of Columbia

  • Environment

Illinois

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

New York

  • Healthcare

North Carolina

  • Real Estate: Finance

Texas

  • Environment

Katten attorneys ranked in the 2015 Chambers USA guide include:

Antitrust

Illinois

  • Andrew G. Klevorn

Banking & Finance

Illinois

  • Michael A. Jacobson
  • Stuart P. Shulruff

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

California

  • Craig A. Barbarosh
  • William B. Freeman

Illinois

  • Kenneth J. Ottaviano
  • John P. Sieger

Capital Markets

Nationwide

  • Chris DiAngelo
  • Kenneth M. Rosenzweig
  • Joseph Topolski

Climate Change

Nationwide

  • Charles H. Knauss

Construction

District of Columbia

  • S. Scott Morrison

Corporate/M&A

Illinois

  • Howard S. Lanznar
  • Kenneth W. Miller
  • Jeffrey R. Patt
  • Herbert S. Wander
  • Walter S. Weinberg

Environment

District of Columbia

  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Steven P. Solow

Illinois

  • Nancy J. Rich

Texas

  • Mark L. Farley
  • Danny G. Worrell

Healthcare

Illinois

  • Michael R. Callahan
  • W. Kenneth Davis Jr.
  • D. Louis Glaser
  • Laura Keidan Martin

Nationwide

  • Michael R. Callahan

New York

  • Peter F. Nadel
  • Joseph V. Willey

Intellectual Property

Illinois

  • Meredith Martin Addy
  • Robert B. Breisblatt
  • Floyd A. Mandell

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Nationwide

  • Henry Bregstein

Litigation

California

  • Bruce G. Vanyo

Illinois

  • Gil M. Soffer
  • Sheldon T. Zenner

Media & Entertainment

California

  • David Halberstadter
  • Michael S. Hobel
  • Joel R. Weiner

Real Estate

California

  • Benzion J. Westreich

District of Columbia

  • Wendy Fields
  • Michael P. Murphy

Illinois

  • David J. Bryant
  • David R. Dlugie
  • Alvin Katz
  • Seth R. Madorsky
  • Mark C. Simon

North Carolina

  • Frank E. Arado
  • J. Hayden Harrell
  • Daniel S. Huffenus

Sports Law

Nationwide

  • Harris R. Eisenberg
  • Adam R. Klein

Tax

California

  • Carol A. Johnston

Illinois

  • Sheldon I. Banoff P.C.
  • Saul E. Rudo

Transportation

Nationwide

  • Thomas E. Healey
  • Timothy J. Lynes

Wealth Management

Nationwide

  • Carol A. Johnston
  • Joshua S. Rubenstein

Chambers and Partners' staff of full-time researchers prepares legal directories that assess and rank the world's leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The US guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading lawyers and firms in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes. 

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