Cole Schotz Attorneys Recognized as Top Local and Future Litigators

September 16, 2013Attorneys: Steven R. Klein, Susan M. Usatine, James T. Kim, Adam J. Sklar and Warren A. Usatine
New Jersey — September 16, 2013 — Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, has named six of its attorneys as litigation stars.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the legal community as leading litigators in the communities where we work,” said Steven R. Klein, Co-chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Equally important is the acknowledgement that some of our up-and-coming attorneys are well on their way to becoming stars in the field.”

According to Benchmark Litigation, the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation, “Local Litigation Stars” were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. “Future Stars” reflect those attorneys who were consistently referenced by peers and clients as litigators who are likely to be become “Local Litigation Stars” in coming editions of the guide.

The following New Jersey-based attorneys were recognized as “Local Litigation Stars”:

•    Steven R. Klein, Co-chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department
•    Michael S. Meisel, Co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and head of its ADR Practice
•    Warren A. Usatine, Member of the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring  Departments

Additionally, three attorneys were recognized as “Future Litigation Stars”:

•    James T. Kim, Member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Real Estate Special           Opportunities Group
•    Adam J. Sklar, Member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Construction Services Group
•    Susan M. Usatine, Member of the firm’s Litigation Department and the Founder and Co-chair of the firm’s Information Governance Practice and Discovery Services Practice groups

About Cole Schotz:

Cole Schotz serves clients nationally throughout the United States with offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Texas.  The firm represents hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals – many for decades – as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to 114 attorneys who work in eleven primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Construction Services; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment Law; Environmental Law; Intellectual Property, Litigation; Real Estate; Real Estate Special Opportunities Group; Tax, Trusts & Estates and White Collar Defense & Investigations.



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