Press Release

McGuireWoods Lawyers Named New York Metro ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2015

September 16, 2015

NEW YORK –Six lawyers from McGuireWoods’ New York office have been named New York Metro “Super Lawyers” for 2015, and four of the firm’s lawyers have been named New York Metro “Rising Stars.” The lawyer rating service Super Lawyers will publish this year’s survey findings in its New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine, as well as in the Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 issue of The New York Times Magazine.

McGuireWoods’ 2015 New York Metro “Super Lawyers”:

  • Marshall Beil, Business Litigation. Beil has broad experience in litigation, intellectual property, corporate services, real estate and trusts, and estates. He has represented clients at numerous trials and arbitrations in complex commercial, intellectual property, breach of contract, trade secret, unfair competition, post-conviction death penalty habeas corpus, and public interest cases in federal and state courts and before domestic and international arbitration panels.
  • Seth Borden, Employment and Labor. Borden has helped employers develop comprehensive enterprise-wide labor relations strategies, advised employers on dozens of union organizing efforts, and negotiated collective-bargaining agreements for employers in the telecommunications, gaming, food service, logistics and produce wholesale industries. He has served as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations involving issues of discipline, termination, contract interpretation, discrimination and harassment.
  • Michael J. DiMattia, Employment and Labor. DiMattia leads the firm’s employment law group in New York. He represents management in every aspect of the employer-employee relationship, including the defense of employment discrimination actions and common law employment litigation.
  • James Gelman, Banking. Gelman represents commercial banks, investment banks and other financial institutions in their capacity as agents and lenders, as well as corporate borrowers, in a variety of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured lending, acquisition financing, bridge financing, cross-border transactions, corporate restructurings, workouts and other leveraged financings.
  • Philip Goldstein, Class Action. Goldstein litigates in a wide range of high-profile industries and business sectors, including energy (particularly natural gas and mineral rights), as well as complex commercial litigation, mass torts and products liability. He has acted for several years as national counsel for Fortune 300 companies in asbestos litigation pending throughout the United States.
  • Yvette G. Harmon, Energy and Resources. Harmon focuses on energy matters ranging from oil and gas royalty issues to corporate transactions and various class actions in federal and state courts nationwide.

New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years.

McGuireWoods’ 2015 New York Metro “Rising Stars”:

  • Allison Charney, Securities Litigation. Charney represents clients in a variety of regulatory, criminal and compliance matters, as well as in commercial disputes in federal and state court. She represents leading financial services firms, Fortune 500 companies and accounting firms in investigations conducted by federal, state and local agencies.
  • Shawn R. Fox, Bankruptcy: Business. Fox focuses on bankruptcy and financial restructuring, including representing debtors, creditors, committees, shareholders and acquirers in out-of-court workouts and Chapter 11 cases. He has represented corporate debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, committees, equity holders, asset acquirers, and other parties in interest, in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.
  • Stephen B. Sandover, Personal Injury - General: Defense. Sandover defends corporations in toxic tort, products liability and environmental cases at the state and federal level and represents clients facing government regulatory and investigations and enforcement actions. He has represented financial services firms, accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies in investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, among other agencies and regulators.
  • Leon A. Yel, Securities and Corporate Finance. Yel’s practice focuses on corporate lending, including syndicated financings, club loan facilities and bilateral loan arrangements. He has represented agents, arrangers, lenders, borrowers, hedge funds and private equity funds in financings for acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and other corporate purposes.

A Thomson Reuters publication, Super Lawyers identifies candidates through independent research and by inviting lawyers in each state to nominate the best attorneys they have observed in action. A lawyer-led research staff evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates also undergo peer review by practice area.

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