The law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter (Kegler Brown) has been honored by Chambers & Partners, one of the world's premier guides to legal resources. The independent company awards rankings to practice areas and attorneys in Ohio, nationally and internationally. The objective process follows three steps: submissions put forward by legal practices, interviews during the course of research, and Chambers' own database resources. Only a selected few attorneys and practice areas are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Complete rankings for Kegler Brown are outlined below (quotations used when they "sum up the prevailing opinion in the market").
The following attorneys have received a ranking of "Band 2" by Chambers USA 2009:
Lawrence F. Feheley, Labor & Employment
Clients are delighted with the advice Lawrence Feheley offers: "He is responsive, an excellent communicator, highly knowledgeable and very results-oriented; he is a joy to work with."
Donald W. Gregory, Construction
"As chair of the firm's construction and litigation departments, Donald Gregory enjoys a reputation as one of the state's foremost subcontractor experts, possessing a wealth of experience handling construction assignments across Ohio and the USA."
Thomas W. Hill, General Commercial Litigation
"Thomas Hill handles a diverse range of commercial disputes and cases, and is immensely well regarded for complex business litigation."
S. Martijn Steger, M&A / International Business
Chair of the firm's international business practice Martijn Steger is lauded as "one of the best international lawyers in Ohio" and an "incredibly high-quality attorney." He focuses particularly on M&A work for both US and foreign companies.
The following attorney has received a ranking of "Band 3" by Chambers USA 2009:
Larry J. McClatchey, Bankruptcy
Doing a "particularly excellent job in the bankruptcy area," Larry McClatchey is cochair of the group's creditors' rights and bankruptcy practice and is "an immensely practical and tenacious lawyer."
The following attorney has received a ranking of "Up and Coming" by Chambers USA 2009:
Todd M. Kegler, Corporate / M&A
Todd Kegler has "a fantastic negotiating style and offers good, practical advice."
The following practice areas have received a ranking of "Band 3" by Chambers USA 2009:
Banking & Finance
"A key local practice for large financial institutions in Ohio, this firm maintains enviable relationships with clients like The Huntington National Bank and JPMorgan Chase. Clients highlight the practice's adaptability and "brilliant response times." As sources continually state: "The lawyers give us a great deal of comfort in knowing that they can respond to any situation." The firm recently represented long-standing client The Huntington National Bank in relation to a $70 million revolving loan transaction for a US manufacturing corporation."
Construction Labor & Employment
"This team is renowned for its strength when it comes to representing subcontractors and trade associations, but it is also recommended for its prowess in litigation. The group has an impressive list of national and local clients that includes the American Subcontractors Association, the Catholic Diocese of Columbus and the National Groundwater Association."
"This team advises clients on how to avoid problems while also administering to their litigation needs. It is praised for its clear communication, timely advice and knowledge, and is particularly noted for its customer service."
"With a large team of skilled trial lawyers and experienced litigators, this Columbus-centric firm handles a broad variety of cases, predominantly in the sphere of complex business litigation. It also handles insurance and liquidation-related cases, and has undertaken a number of significant securities actions for prominent companies and individuals in the state, including the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch. In one recent work highlight, the firm represented Charles Penzone in a landmark noncompete case before Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals."
The following practice areas have received a ranking of "Band 4" by Chambers USA 2009:
Bankruptcy/Restructuring Corporate / M&A
"This group gains significant acclaim for its in-depth knowledge of the Ohio marketplace and its deep-rooted client relationships. It delivers "high-quality, knowledgeable and efficient" representation in deals for major clients like LaSalle Bank and CitiMortgage."
"Operating out of Columbus, this firm wins praise for its "amazingly responsive attorneys," who impress both clients and peers with their service levels and commitment. The group has a strong regional focus, and handles mostly small to midmarket transactions for local Ohio-based clients, many of which highlight its "remarkable level of M&A experience." Cardinal Health continues to be a significant client, which the team recently represented in the sale of MedSystems and Stackhouse to Linden."
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