(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:
District of Columbia
Katten attorneys ranked in the 2015 Chambers USA guide include:
Banking & Finance
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Media & Entertainment
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.