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Chambers USA Honors Davis & Gilbert For Outstanding Work In Advertising And Real Estate Sectors

NEW YORK, June 13, 2008— 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 Department was also cited for excellence.  The 2008 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.

View Davis & Gilbert's ranking and listing in Chambers USA 2008.

Receiving a number one ranking in the Advertising (Transactional) category for the third year in a row, the guidebook recognizes the firm for serving a "magnificent client base" with "Rolls-Royce" service.  The firm is noted for its wide range of expertise, from regulatory and contractual, to talent and privacy/publicity matters, and for remaining a celebrated player within the advertising arena for advertising clearance and corporate representation.  The team also received acclaim for its aid to major advertising agencies on national cases and global expansion.

A number of the firm's partners were listed in the individual rankings, including:

  • Ronald R. Urbach - Mr. Urbach, who co-chairs the firm's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group, received a "Band 1" ranking for his role as the "brilliant leader of the pack." According to clients, Mr. Urbach offers "tremendous experience and a vast depth of understanding" in his work with advertising agencies and peers admire his "imagination and common sense."
  • Gerald Schwartz - Mr. Schwartz, co-chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group, was recognized for his transactional work and devotion to IP issues concerning the advertising industry.
  • Howard R. Weingrad - Mr. Weingrad was described as an "efficient, concentrated, and positive attorney" for his work with the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
  • Joseph J. Lewczak - Mr. Lewczak received recognition as a "fantastic practitioner with broad industry knowledge."

Additionally, the firm's Real Estate Group, chaired by Gerald R. Uram, was recognized for its robust leasing practice and high-profile work this year, which included leasing transactions for Tishman Speyer at various locations and advising a major consumer electronics company on the opening of several new stores.

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

Since the days when Sen. William Benton (the founder of Benton & Bowles) and his client, a major packaged goods company, asked Davis & Gilbert to structure the deal for the first radio soap opera, Davis & Gilbert has been synonymous with marketing communications and business law.  Today the firm serves as advertising, regulatory and intellectual property counsel to many major corporations, including some of the world’s leading brands.  Davis & Gilbert counts four of the largest agency holding companies among its clients and provides services on a worldwide basis.  The firm holds the preeminent position in this dynamic segment, handling virtually every legal requirement, from corporate governance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment practices and executive benefits and compensation, to new media, real estate, taxation, estate planning and more.