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Chambers USA Honors Davis & Gilbert for Outstanding Work in Advertising and Real Estate Sectors

NEW YORK, June 17, 2009 - Davis & Gilbert is pleased to announce its results in the Chambers USA survey of the American legal profession.  The firm's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group was ranked number one in the category of Advertising (Transactional) and its Real Estate Group was ranked number three in the category of Real Estate: Mainly Dirt.  The 2009 edition of Chambers USA identifies the most skilled legal practitioners throughout the country based on the qualities most valued by clients.  Davis & Gilbert attorneys have consistently been mentioned by Chambers for being at the top of their field in several practice areas.

Davis & Gilbert has received a number one ranking in the Advertising (Transactional) category for the fourth year in a row.  The group is widely respected by its peers and clients; and is praised for its strength, depth and track record in the advertising and marketing space. 

A number of the firm's partners were listed in the individual rankings in Media & Entertainment: Advertising (Transactional) - New York, including:

  • Ronald R. Urbach, ranked in band 1, is recognized as a "vital resource and terrific relationship partner."
  • Gerald Schwartz, ranked in band 1, has been described as "experienced and prompt."
  • Joseph J. Lewczak, ranked in band 1, is commended for his "fearless yet realistic approach to any fight."
  • Howard Weingrad, ranked in band 3, is renowned for his expertise in music and talent deals.
  • Richard Eisert, ranked in band 3, joins the ranks for his "lightning fast responsiveness."

Davis & Gilbert's role in many of Manhattan's largest leasing deals and its flair for negotiating leases for key New York locations has earned the Real Estate Practice Group a number three ranking in the category Real Estate: Mainly Dirt.  For three consecutive years Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Practice has been recognized by Chambers and this year the Group has been commended for having established a superb office and retail leasing practice.  However, a noteworthy first for the Group is the ranking of its chair, Gerald Uram.

  • Gerald R. Uram, ranked in band 4, Real Estate - New York, personifies the team's efficiency and clients applaud his calm and down to earth demeanor.

Chambers & Partners is the publisher of Chambers UK, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Student.  Chambers USA rankings and editorial content are based on thousands of interviews conducted each year by Chambers researchers with clients and legal practitioners in 175 countries.

About Davis & Gilbert LLP
Davis & Gilbert LLP is an independent, strategically focused, full service, multi-disciplinary law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide range of clients - including some of the world's largest public companies, small and mid-size independent companies, partnerships, joint ventures, large media conglomerates and multinational holding companies - throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has practices focusing on real estate, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, and private client services.

For more information, please contact:
Dawn M. Gertz
Chief Marketing Officer