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Thirty-Two Vorys Attorneys included in 2018 Chambers USA Guide

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 32 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers USA researchers conduct in-depth research and ranks the leading firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.

Vorys attorneys ranked in 13 different practice areas for their technical legal skill, professional conduct and client service. In addition to individual attorney rankings, Vorys is ranked as a leading Ohio law firm in 10 practice areas: banking & finance; bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/M&A; employee benefits & executive compensation; health care; labor & employment; litigation: general commercial; natural resources & environment; real estate; and real estate: zoning/land use.

Vorys received band 1 rankings, the highest awarded, for its natural resources and real estate practices in the state of Ohio. Attorneys Reginald Jackson, Linda Mendel, Drew Parobek, Jill Tangeman and James Wilson were individually ranked as band 1 attorneys, showcasing their preeminence in their particular fields.

Vorys also received a nationwide ranking for the firm’s retail practice.   According to the Chambers USA guide, Vorys was included in the national retail listing because of the firm’s “broad strength in the retail sector, advising on matters such as data security, outsourcing, employment law and customs issues.”

Leading lawyers, listed with their field of practice and office, include:

Banking & Finance (Ohio)

  • Melvin Bedree, Cincinnati
  • Martin Gates, Cleveland
  • Hani Kallas, Cincinnati
  • Travis Wahl, Columbus

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Ohio)

  • Reginald Jackson, Columbus
  • Jeffrey Marks, Cincinnati
  • Drew Parobek, Cleveland

Corporate/M&A (Ohio)

  • Adam Brandt, Columbus
  • Roger Lautzenhiser, Cincinnati
  • Jeffery Smith, Columbus

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

  • Anthony Ciriaco, Columbus
  • Jennifer Dunsizer, Columbus
  • Linda Mendel, Columbus

Health Care (Ohio)

  • Matthew Albers
  • Lisa Reisz
  • Suzanne Scrutton

Intellectual Property (Ohio)

  • Michael Garvin, Cleveland
  • Mark Watkins, Akron

Intellectual Property (Texas)

  • Carey Jordan, Houston

Labor & Employment (Ohio)

  • Allen Kinzer, Columbus
  • Mark Knueve, Columbus
  • Andrew Smith, Columbus

Litigation: Antitrust (Ohio)

  • James Wilson, Columbus

Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio)

  • Daniel Buckley, Cincinnati
  • Anthony O’Malley, Cleveland
  • William Porter, Columbus

Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)

  • Mark Norman, Cincinnati
  • Gregory Russell, Columbus
  • Kristin Watt, Columbus

Real Estate (Ohio)

  • Charles Bissinger, Cincinnati
  • J. Theodore (Ted) Smith, Columbus

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ohio)

  • Jill Tangeman, Columbus

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with more than 375 attorneys in seven offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.

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