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Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Real Estate, Labor & Employment and Litigation Practices Recognized in U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Rankings

New York, November 1, 2011 - Davis & Gilbert announced today that its Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group achieved a first-tier ranking in the categories "National - Advertising Law" and "New York City - Advertising Law" in the 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm was also ranked in three New York City categories: Employment Law - Individuals (Tier 2), Real Estate Law (Tier 3) and Litigation - Labor & Employment (Tier 4).

In addition to the practice group distinctions, the following Davis & Gilbert partners were recognized in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America: Ronald R. Urbach, Joseph J. Lewczak and Howard R. Weingrad (Advertising Law); Gerald R. Uram (Real Estate Law); and Gregg Gilman (Employment Law - Individuals).  

Davis & Gilbert's high ranking for Advertising Law for the second year is a further testament to the firm's position as an industry leader and pioneer in this area. The firm has unparalleled expertise in advertising law that reflects its over 100 year history in the advertising and marketing industry. Our representation of advertising agencies, marketing companies, leading advertisers, industry organizations, media and trade groups has allowed the firm to stay on the cutting edge of new and breakthrough legal and business advertising issues.

Real Estate
The firm's Real Estate practice is among the top in New York City. Our Real Estate lawyers regularly handle commercial leases of all sizes on behalf of owners, landlords and tenants, including some of the largest leases in Manhattan. We also handle a wide range of other real estate-related matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and restructuring.

Labor & Employment
The firm's Labor & Employment practice is known for providing effective guidelines to help clients operate within the complex web of federal and state employment laws.  Attorneys in the Group have extensive experience counseling and advising companies, particularly in the service sector, on all types of employment and related litigation matters including restrictive covenants, reductions-in-force, discrimination and wage and hour issues.   

Davis & Gilbert litigators are seasoned trial attorneys who forcefully and aggressively pursue our clients' interests. Our team handles a myriad of cases, including all types of employment-related disputes, as well as complex commercial disputes and intellectual property cases. Our lawyers have earned a reputation among judges and opposing counsel for their tenacity, creativity and work product. 

The "Best Law Firms" rankings, a joint effort of U.S. News and Best Lawyers, are based on a rigorous evaluation process including participation from thousands of clients, highly skilled lawyers and law firm representatives. The rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used in the analysis.

About U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers
The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis that has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions. The U.S. News Media Group's signature franchises include its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, and more.

For 29 years, Best Lawyers has come to be regarded - by both the legal profession and the public - as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. The 2012 edition of Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.9 million detailed peer-review evaluations.

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 Gertz
Chief Marketing Officer