Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition

01.21.2009 - Boston, MA

Twenty-nine attorneys from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. were recently named in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a referral guide of United States attorneys. One of the firm's attorneys, Richard E. Mikels, has been selected as a Best Lawyer for over twenty-five consecutive years; R. Robert Popeo has been selected for over twenty years; and Alden J. Bianchi, Jeffry A. Davis, Joel I. Papernik, Frederick J. Pittaro, Robert P. Taylor, and Stephen M. Weiner, have been selected for over ten consecutive years.

The following Mintz Levin attorneys were selected in their respective practice areas for 2009:


Alden J. Bianchi - Employee Benefits Law
Meghan B. Burke - Public Finance Law
Susan J. Cohen - Immigration Law
Michael L. Fantozzi - Securities Law
Ellen L. Janos - Health Care Law
William W. Kannel - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Jonathan L. Kravetz - Biotechnology Law; Securities Law; Technology Law
Kim V. Marrkand - Insurance Law
Richard E. Mikels - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Peter M. Miller - Trusts and Estates
John T. Morrier - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Frederick J. Pittaro - Real Estate Law
R. Robert Popeo - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; White-Collar Criminal Defense
Jeffrey R. Porter - Environmental Law
John R. Regier - Public Finance Law
Paul J. Ricotta - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Gregory A. Sandomirsky - Public Finance Law
Maxwell D. Solet - Public Finance Law, Tax Law
Stephen M. Weiner - Health Care Law
Jeffrey M. Wiesen - Biotechnology Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

New York

Richard H. Block - Labor and Employment Law
Peter A. Chavkin - White-Collar Criminal Defense
Stuart Hirshfield - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Joel I. Papernik - Corporate Law
Jeremy A. Spector - Public Finance Law

Palo Alto

Robert P. Taylor - Antitrust Law; Intellectual Property Law

San Diego

Jeffry A. Davis - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Washington, D.C.

Charles D. Ferris - Communications Law
Howard J. Symons - Communications Law

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