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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 5

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP handles a variety of real estate work including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, management, joint ventures, construction and operational matters. Its client base includes publicly traded, private companies and high net worth families and individuals. Practice chair Douglas Lubelchek - ‘an outstanding attorney and excellent negotiator’ - advised Equity Residential, a publicly traded REIT, on the $416m sale of a mixed-use development in New York. Douglas Ellis recently led for M & J Wilkow on its $142m acquisition of a shopping center in Colorado. Another key mandate from the real estate company saw the firm advise on the $23.5m acquisition of a Pennsylvania shopping center. Darrin Forbes has experience of projects in various asset classes including multifamily apartment projects, office buildings, television studios, shopping centers, manufacturing and warehousing facilities, and large scale mixed-use projects. Avram Feldman specializes in tax planning, joint ventures and acquisitions. All named attorneys are based in Chicago.

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United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to policyholders
Leading lawyers

Jill Berkeley - Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

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United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Located in Chicago, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP recently successfully represented Duracell in a high-profile piece of trademark infringement litigation brought by Energizer. Kevin May led on the case, which concerned the fact that certain stores in the US were selling Duracell batteries with its pink bunny on the packaging, a mascot that the client is permitted to use only in certain other countries. Other highlights included co-chair Michael Kelber acting for GI Sportz regarding the similar appearance of a competitor's paintball, and Lee Eulgen’s representation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in a TTAB matter.

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United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design - ranked: tier 5

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

On the employee benefits front, the Chicago-based team at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP assists with the design and implementation of the full range of plans including 401(k), healthcare and pension arrangements, and also provides comprehensive ERISA compliance advise. Jointly headed by Patricia Cain and Jeffrey Bakker, the team also has expertise in devising deferred, incentive and equity-based executive compensation programs. Linda Hoseman is also a key name for qualified retirement and welfare benefit plans.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 3

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP's regularly handles complex M&A and stands out for its assistance to issuers in the metals and mining space. Other areas of strength include manufacturing, insurance, energy, healthcare, real estate, technology, hospitality and leisure, and venture capital and private equity. The team also regularly works alongside the firm's antitrust, employment, finance, IP, litigation, real estate, regulatory, restructuring and tax specialists. Goldcorp, Glencoe Capital Holdings and First Analysis are regular clients; recent work for other clients includes John Koenigsknecht  leading advice, as US M&A counsel, to Sweden-headquartered global engineering group Trelleborg, and its subsidiary Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, on its agreement to acquire Minnesota-based Sil-Pro. The team also acted for Fonterra (USA), which produces dairy products and ingredients, in its acquisition of a one-third equity interest in joint venture Columbia River Technologies, which manufactures whey protein concentrate and lactose products. Corporate and securities chair David Stone, whose deal experience includes the energy, mining, insurance and technology industries, is also co-chair of the firm's cross-border and international practice group, and Michael Gray leads the private equity, venture capital and growth companies practice. Other notable advisers are Cristina DeMento, Joshua Klein and Philippe Blanchard. All attorneys named are based in Chicago.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 6

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP's Chicago-based tax lawyers are ‘all extremely knowledgeable in their respective fields, work incredibly well and know the tax code inside and out’. The practice group is particularly active in SALT issues, transactional tax planning and unclaimed property matters. Scott Bakal advises corporations and high-net-worth individuals on the tax structuring of business transactions and estate planning, while Jeffery Shamburg is also noted for his expertise in M&A-related taxation, joint ventures, financing deals, equity offerings and reorganizations. John Biek has ‘an incredible business mentality’ and is the key advisor for SALT matters.

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