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Davis & Gilbert Advertising and Real Estate Groups Recognized by Chambers USA

New York, June 13, 2011 - Davis & Gilbert LLP announced today that the Advertising and Real Estate practice groups were again ranked by Chambers USA.  The Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group received a Number One ranking in the category of Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory - Nationwide.  In addition, the firm's Real Estate Group maintained a Number Three ranking in the category Real Estate: Mainly Dirt - New York.  The 2011 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 recognized by Chambers for being the top in their respective fields.

Davis & Gilbert's history of representing the world's leading advertising agencies, advertisers and industry leaders has earned the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group a Number One ranking for the sixth consecutive year.  The group is recognized for its "exhaustive advertising expertise" and "remarkably high caliber of attorneys and complete coverage on advertising law issues."  The group also earned a ranking in the categories "client service" and "commercial awareness," two newly created categories this year, with sources stating that the group is "very practical in their advice, which is based not only on extensive industry knowledge but also on general business judgment."  Sources also stated that "the group provides an extremely high level of service and is very responsive." 

In addition, a number of the firm's partners were ranked individually for Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory - Nationwide, including:

  • Ronald R. Urbach is recognized and was awarded a Star ranking in this category.  Sources commented that he is "probably the best attorney in the field today," and mentioned his "incredibly practical business approach to solving problems."
  • Joseph J. Lewczak is ranked in Band 2 and sources mentioned "his constantly practical approach to our business problems."
  • Richard S. Eisert, ranked in Band 3, is commended for his key role in negotiating terms and conditions for internet advertising.
  • Howard R. Weingrad, ranked in Band 3, "is incredibly astute and has a strong business approach to issues."

For the fifth consecutive year, Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Practice Group earned a Number Three ranking in the category of Real Estate: Mainly Dirt - New York.  The group is recognized for its expertise in representing owners, landlords and tenants in Manhattan's top office leasing transactions, and sources praised that it is "a great firm doing quality work."  Gerald R. Uram, Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group, is recognized for the third straight year for Real Estate - New York, moving up to a Band 2 ranking.

  • Gerald R. Uram is recognized as "a terrific attorney who does a great deal of work in this area" and is commended for his specialty in commercial leasing.

Chambers is a highly regarded and independent publication that conducts law firm rankings nationwide, and whose in-depth research is based both on objective data and client confidential interviews. 

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 additional information on Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions and Real Estate Practices, please contact:
Dawn M. Gertz
Chief Marketing Officer