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August 17, 2015

New York, NY, August 17, 2015 -- Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, announced that 44 attorneys across 31 categories have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America
In addition, two attorneys were recognized as "Lawyers of the Year," which is a prestigious honor named to only one lawyer per practice area with each metropolitan region based on the highest peer ratings received.  Alan M. Klinger was named for Litigation – Land Use and Zoning for New York City, and Michael Basile was named for Banking and Finance Law for Miami.
Stroock attorneys honored as Best Lawyers in America include:

Appellate Practice
  • Laura E. Besvinick

Banking and Finance Law

  • Michael Basile

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Andrew P. DeNatale
  • Kristopher M. Hansen
  • Lewis Kruger
  • Frank A. Merola
  • Kenneth Pasquale

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • Lewis F. Murphy

Commercial Litigation

  • Robert Abrams
  • Laura E. Besvinick
  • Lewis F. Murphy
  • Julia B. Strickland

Derivatives and Futures Law

  • Marvin J. Goldstein
  • Mark N. Rae
  • Mark A. Speiser

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • Steven W. Rabitz

Energy Law

  • Jeffrey W. Meyers

Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television

  • Glen G. Mastroberte
  • Schuyler M. Moore
  • James G. Sammataro

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

  • Joel Cohen

Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Michael Basile

Insurance Law

  • William D. Latza
  • Lewis F. Murphy

Labor Law – Management

  • Howard S. Lavin

Land Use & Zoning Law

  • Ross F. Moskowitz

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

  • Ray LaSoya

Litigation – Banking & Finance

  • Lewis F. Murphy
  • Julia B. Strickland

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Andrew P. DeNatale

Litigation – ERISA

  • Alan M. Klinger

Litigation –  Health Care

  • Albert M. Appel

Litigation – Intellectual Property

  • Laura E. Besvinick
  • James G. Sammataro

Litigation – Labor & Employment

  • Alan M. Klinger

Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

  • Alan M. Klinger

Litigation – Patent

  • Steven B. Pokotilow

Litigation - Real Estate

  • Charles G. Moerdler

Litigation – Securities

  • Laura E. Besvinick
  • Lewis F. Murphy

Litigation – Trusts & Estates

  • Lewis F. Murphy
  • Anita S. Rosenbloom

Mutual Funds Law

  • Stuart H. Coleman
  • Joel H. Goldberg
  • Burton M. Leibert
  • Janna Manes
  • Robert E. Plaze
  • David Stephens

Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Laura E. Besvinick

Real Estate Law

  • Jacob Bart
  • Leonard Boxer
  • William Campbell
  • Brian Diamond
  • Steven Horowitz
  • Jeffrey R. Keitelman
  • Ronald A. Kriss
  • Ross F. Moskowitz
  • Kim Pagotto

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

  • Micah W. Bloomfield

Tax Law

  • Schuyler M. Moore

Trusts and Estates

  • Anita S. Rosenbloom
  • Seth D. Slotkin

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad.  Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation's leading law firms for almost 140 years.  Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, private client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.

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Michael Basile

Senior Counsel


Jeffrey R. Keitelman

Co-Managing Partner

Washington, DC


Alan M. Klinger

Co-Managing Partner

New York