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Chambers USA Recognizes Davis & Gilbert for Excellent Work in Advertising - Nationwide and Real Estate

NEW YORK, June 22, 2010 - Davis & Gilbert announced today its results in the Chambers USA survey of the American legal profession where its Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group was ranked number one in the category of Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory - Nationwide.  In addition, the firm's Real Estate Practice Group maintained a number three ranking in the category Real Estate: Mainly Dirt.  The 2010 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.

For the fifth year in a row, Davis & Gilbert received a number one ranking in the Advertising category.  Sources were quoted in the ranking, stating that the firm is, "among the best there is.  The depth and breadth of their knowledge in this area is simply phenomenal." 

A number of the firm's partners were listed in the individual rankings in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory - Nationwide, including:

  • Ronald R. Urbach is recognized as a Star of the sector (a new ranking above band 1) and sources note that "his knowledge, connections and expertise are unmatched, and his advice is always couched in practical terms."
  • Joseph J. Lewczak, ranked in band 1, is described as a, "creative problem-solver who is very calming in stressful situations."
  • Richard Eisert, ranked in band 3, "makes you feel like you're his only client, he's that responsive" sources stated.
  • Gerald Schwartz, ranked in band 3, is distinguished for his ability to "negotiate hard and get deals done."
  • Howard Weingrad, ranked in band 3, is renowned for his knowledge of issues involving unions and the Screen Actors Guild.

Davis & Gilbert’s role in handling New York City’s largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of owners, landlords and lessees has, once again, earned the Real Estate Practice Group a number three ranking in the category Real Estate: Mainly Dirt. For four consecutive years, Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Practice has been recognized by Chambers and the group is noted this year for it's, "impeccable knowledge of the law and how it applies to the marketplace as well as reasonable fees."  Practice group chair, Gerald Uram, is also recognized for the second consecutive year and has moved up in the rankings.

  • Gerald R. Uram, ranked in band 3, Real Estate - New York, is recognized for a, "knowledge of the leasing industry that is unparalleled: he knows all the players and all the issues." 

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