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Greenebaum Attorneys and Practice Groups Rank High in 2006 Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Client Guide


LOUISVILLE, KY. – Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, a forward-thinking business law firm committed to the practice of breakthrough law, announced today that 21 of its attorneys and several of its practice groups have been named by Chambers and Partners in the 2006 Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business client guide. The selective guide to the top U.S. firms and attorneys only lists those strongly recommended and compiles its listings from thousands of interviews with clients and attorneys.

Greenebaum attorneys ranked include: Lawrence R. Ahern III (Litigation: Bankruptcy), Wendy B. Becker (Employment: Mainly Defendant), Jack C. Bender(Rank 1 in Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries: Environment),Thomas J. Birchfield (Employment: Mainly Defendant), John K. Bush (Litigation: General Commercial), Richard S. Cleary (Rank 1 in Employment: Mainly Defendant), Bruce E. Cryder (Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries: Rank 1 in Environment & Rank 1 in Natural Resources), Ivan M. Diamond (Corporate/M&A), Louis K. Ebling (Intellectual Property), Hiram Ely III (Litigation: General Commercial), Philip C. Eschels (Employment: Mainly Defendant), Stephen E. Gillen (Intellectual Property) Eric L. Ison (Litigation: General Commercial), Janet P. Jakubowicz (Litigation: General Commercial), June N. King (Corporate/M&A), Lori E. Krafte (“Up-and-Coming” in Intellectual Property), Peggy B. Lyndrup(Corporate/M&A), Patrick R. Northam (Corporate/M&A, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries: Rank 1 in Natural Resources & Rank 1 in Utilities),Glenn A. Price (Rank 1 in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), Wm T. Robinson III(Litigation: General Commercial), and Jeffrey A. Savarise (Employment: Mainly Defendant).

Specific practice areas ranked and Chamber and client comments follow.

Corporate/M&A, Rank 1 (Kentucky Offices) – Chaired by the “bright and well-respected” Peggy Lyndrup, Chambers states that this Greenebaum practice group “comfortably retains its top-tier status.” Clients emphasize Patrick Northam's “extraordinary attention to detail” and “unrivaled work ethic.” Ivan Diamond's 40 years of experience is noted, as well as his reputation for his work in corporate, securities, bank acquisition and regulatory matters. Clients perceive June King as a “a reliable attorney who can be counted on by clients.”

Employment: Mainly Defendant, Rank 1 (Kentucky Offices) – Recognized as a sizable labor and employment team representing both regional and national employers across several industry sectors, Greenebaum’s employment practice group is chaired by Richard Cleary, who peers comment as “conscientious” and clients emphasize “he always gets right to the point.” Clients also comment that Mr. Cleary “is outstanding in every respect” and “I have never had a complaint about him in over 26 years.” Peers refer to Jeffrey Savarise as an “extremely skillful lawyer.”

Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, Rank 1 (Kentucky Offices) – Chambers states that the Kentucky offices (Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville) are “well-run and capable” offering a range of services with a deep natural resources capability, including a focus on limestone and coal. Clients comment that Bruce Cryder is “the guy you want on your side” in commercial litigation and “probably the best known coal attorney for both litigation and transactions.” Jack Bender is referred to as “practical, helpful and extremely smart.” Patrick Northam’s “superb attention to detail” is noted, as is his role as a primary utilities lawyer for the firm.

Litigation: General Commercial, Rank 1 (Kentucky Offices) – Chambers describes this practice area as having well-rounded and integrated services for business clients. With a litigation practice that packs “a heck of a punch,” sources commend Janet Jakubowicz's “intelligence, common sense and credible demeanor” and comment that the “insightful” Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson is often involved on governmental matters and appeals.

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Rank 1 (Kentucky Offices) – Described as a Greenebaum practice area with attorneys who “handle a healthy diet of general commercial real estate” and with a focus in zoning, this practice area is ranked number one as is attorney Glenn Price who serves clients in multiple industries.

Intellectual Property (Ohio Office) – This “blossoming” practice group includes the “smart, friendly and fiercely determined” Lou Ebling, as well as Stephen Gillen, a “stellar copyright and computer guy” with “immensely deep” knowledge of the publishing industry. The “bright and capable” Lori Krafte is admired for her trademark and copyright knowledge.

About Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC 
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is a business law firm with approximately 180 attorneys in eight offices, serving local, national and international clients in virtually every industry. A forward-thinking business law firm, Greenebaum is committed to the practice of breakthrough law.

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