McGrath North’s Team Receives Broad Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America® 2021


In its newly released 2021 edition, The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 45 McGrath North partners in the full range of specialty practice areas key to supporting businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries.  Of these partners recognized based on peer-review surveys, ten were named “Lawyer of the Year,” which is awarded to only one attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location.

In addition, in confirmation that the firm continues to build its team of excellent lawyers to serve its clients, four lawyers were named to the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: “Ones to Watch” for their work in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Real Estate Law, mergers and Acquisitions law, Employee Benefits (ERISA Law and Litigation-Labor and Employment.

A complete listing of McGrath North’s Best Lawyers® team is set out below.

Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year

First Name Last Name Lawyer of the Year Designation
Robert J. Bothe Banking and finance Law
Stephen P. Case Environmental Law
Jonathan L. Grob Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lee H. Hamann Land Use and Zoning Law
Guy Lawson Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Robert D. Mullin, Jr. Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Nicholas K. Niemann Tax Law
Jeffrey S. Penne Corporate Law
James D. Wegner Nonprofit/Charities Law
Thomas M. Worthington Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Best Lawyers: Recognized Lawyers

First Name Last Name Specialty
William J. Birkel Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
A. Stevenson Bogue Employment Law – Management; Immigration Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
Robert J. Bothe Banking and Finance Law; Reorganization Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy
Austin C. Bradley Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr. Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants
Joan M. Cannon Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Steven P. Case Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
Aaron A. Clark Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor and Employment
Ronald L. Comes Construction Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
Robert G. Dailey Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
Mark F. Enenbach Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Antitrust; Litigation-Environmental; Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Michael T. Eversden Franchise Law
James P. Fitzgerald Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Securities
James J. Frost Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation-Securities
Jonathan L. Grob Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Lee H. Hamann Construction Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
William F. Hargens Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Banking and Finance; Litigation-Environmental; Litigation Intellectual Property; Litigation-Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation-Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs; Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants
David L. Hefflinger Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Merges and Acquisitions Law; Nonprofit/Charities Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates; Venture Capital Law
Thomas J. Kelley Privacy and Data Security Law; Tax Law
Leo A. Knowles Commercial Litigation
Peter C. Langdon Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Keith P. Larsen Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Guy Lawson Corporate Governance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
J. Terry Macnamara Mediation
Thomas C. McGowan Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Litigation-Environmental
Brian T. McKernan Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law
Abigail M. Moland Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
Robert D. Mullin, Jr. Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation-Insurance; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers
Nicholas K. Niemann Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Litigation and Controversy-Tax; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
James J. Niemeier Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation
Matthew R. Ottemann Trusts and Estates
Daniel C. Pape Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
J. Scott Paul Commercial Litigation; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Insurance Law; Litigation-Insurance; Professional Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs
Jeffrey S. Penne Corporate Law
Patrick D. Pepper Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Insurance; Litigation-Securities
Jeffrey J. Pirruccello Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation and Controversy-Tax; Nonprofit/Charities Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
James G. Powers Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation-Bankruptcy; Litigation-Construction; Litigation-Land Use and Zoning
Douglas E. Quinn Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy
David H. Roe Antitrust Law; Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law
John F. Thomas Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers
James D. Wegner Aviation Law; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Nonprofit/Charities Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Roger W. Wells Antitrust Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Thomas M. Worthington Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law

Best Lawyers:  Ones to Watch

First Name Last Name Specialty
April N. Hook Commercial Litigation
Clint D. Cadwallader Corporate Law; Intellectual Property Law; Real Estate Law
Stacey A. Shadden Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Cody Elyse Brookhouser-Sisney Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation-Labor and Employment

 

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