Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Practices Highlighted by Chambers USA

The Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, and seven of its attorneys, were among the 10 Gibbons practice areas and 27 individual attorneys ranked in the 2014 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Gibbons has appeared in the Chambers guide since its inception, and, for the past three years, Gibbons has also contributed the state overview for the New Jersey section of the publication. The firm’s Environmental Department ranked in Band 1 and Real Estate ranked in Band 2. Chambers annually rates the nation’s leading business lawyers and law firms through comprehensive interviews with top companies, attorneys, and business executives, plus extensive supplementary research.

The Chambers editorial and client testimonials included below highlight the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department:

Real Estate: Assists clients working on major transactions and redevelopment opportunities in the tristate area. Handles sales, acquisitions, permitting, and development work across large commercial, office, and government properties. Frequently retained by corporations seeking to relocate, advising on the sale and subsequent acquisition or leasing of new property. Sources say: “I appreciated their reputation, size and total professionalism; in many cases they are the best.” Others note: “They have the invaluable depth of knowledge to handle any matter.”

Environment: Runs the gamut of environmental law in New Jersey. Involved in high-profile litigation as well as regulatory compliance, brownfield redevelopment and real estate transactions, and represents a number of large multinational corporations. Sources say: “They are knowledgeable and have the ability to develop and present a position in favor of the client.” Others note: “They have done a very good job, and are very, very responsive.”

The attorneys from these groups listed this year are:

Russell B. Bershad, Real Estate

David J. Freeman, Environment

Irvin M. Freilich, Environment

William S. Hatfield, Environment

John H. Klock, Environment

Camille V. Otero, Environment

Susanne Peticolas, Environment