Ulmer & Berne Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA

Ulmer & Berne is recognized for the 13th consecutive year as a leading law firm in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the 2015 edition, Chambers USA recognizes 14 of the firm’s partners, including a Band 1 ranking for Michael N. Ungar, chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Litigation Department. Ulmer & Berne is recognized in the following five key practice areas:

  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions – Client comment to Chambers USA: “Outstanding in the entrepreneurial and venture capital spaces. They are solution-oriented and cost-effective and they go above and beyond the legal work to help clients with their business.”
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Client comment to Chambers USA: “We have done work with them on various fronts and they have been very good to work with. They provide insightful answers. They meet all timelines and provide service at a fair rate.”
  • Intellectual Property – Client comment to Chambers USA: “Their performance has always been excellent, not just from a legal perspective, but also in terms of their practical approach to handling cases.”
  • Litigation: General Commercial – Client comment to Chambers USA: “They are outstanding. Exceptionally talented people. They are client-centric and get results.”
  • Real Estate – Client comment to Chambers USA: “What I love about them is that it does not matter how short my timeframe might be. They are like my extended office and are always on the lookout for things that I might be missing.”

Rankings are compiled by Chambers & Partners, a U.K.-based publisher of legal guides and directories. The rankings are based on in-depth, objective interviews with both clients and peers. The interviews, conducted by a team of more than 95 highly trained researchers, gather data on key criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities valued by clients.

Based on the data gathered during these confidential interviews, Chambers USA selected 14 Ulmer & Berne partners to receive individual recognition for exceptional performance in their respective fields. These include:

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Peter A. Rome

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Patricia A. Shlonsky
Ronald L. Kahn
Ronald C. Stansbury

Intellectual Property (IP)
James L. Weinberg
Clayton L. Kuhnell

Litigation: General Commercial
Michael N. Ungar (Band 1)
Joseph A. Castrodale
Frances Floriano Goins
Marvin L. Karp (Senior Statesman)
Frederic “Fritz” X. Shadley

Real Estate
Bill J. Gagliano
Scott P. Kadish
Mary Forbes Lovett