Gibbons P.C. is proud to announce that five practices within its Real Property & Environmental Department have achieved national and metropolitan rankings in the 2014 edition of Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In addition, 11 attorneys in the Department have been individually ranked.
The Department was singled out for a Tier 1 national ranking in the category of Real Estate Law. In addition, the Department’s Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, and Environmental and Real Estate Litigation practices were each ranked in the first tier of the New Jersey metropolitan rankings, with the Department’s Land Use & Zoning Law practice earning a Tier 2 ranking in New Jersey. In addition, the Real Estate Law practice was ranked in the second tier in the New York City market and the third tier in Philadelphia.
In the individual attorney rankings Department Co-Chair Douglas J. Janacek, was the only New Jersey lawyer to be named a “2014 Lawyer of the Year” in Land Use & Zoning Law in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers®. He was recognized in the Newark, NJ region. He and his Department Co-Chair Russell B. Bershad, (Real Estate Law) were each ranked individually, as were the following Directors: Frederick W. Alworth (Litigation – Real Estate), David A. Brooks (Litigation – Environmental), Peter J. Carton (Real Estate Law), Shepard A. Federgreen (Real Estate Law), Irvin M. Freilich (Litigation – Environmental), Alfred R. Fuscaldo (Real Estate Law – Philadelphia), William S. Hatfield (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental), John H. Klock (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental) and Susanne Peticolas (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental).
Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”