Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked 13 Arnall Golden Gregory partners and five practice areas in the 2010 edition. The practice groups ranked are Healthcare, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Real Estate. The following AGG partners are selected as “Leaders in Their Field” in their respective areas of practice in Georgia:
Jonathan Golden, Chairman of the firm, is praised by clients as “a strong corporate lawyer who is excellent at giving helpful, insightful advice.” Chambers also recognizes Partner Darryl Scott Laddin, Chair of the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Workout Practice Group, saying, “Competitors praise his aptitude on the debtor side.” They describe AGG Partner John C. Spinrad as “the man to go to for hazardous materials cleanup work.”
Chambers notes AGG’s Healthcare Practice Group as “a key player in the Georgia healthcare litigation arena” and particularly notes the group “for its representation of long-term care facilities and major physicians’ practices,” saying that “the team excels in Medicare claims work.” Glenn P. Hendrix, the firm’s managing partner, is valued by clients for being “an expert in the nursing home field.” Of Counsel Tracy M. Field has “a great reputation in operational and regulatory issues.” AGG Partner Hedy S. Rubinger is praised for her specialization “in the regulatory aspects of transactional healthcare matters, particularly in change-of-ownership matters,” and Partner Sidney S. Welch is “highly regarded for her representation of physicians and physicians’ groups.”
AGG’s Immigration Practice Team is recognized “for its language capabilities and has a particular niche in serving German-speaking and German-American clients,” and for being “at the forefront of cutting-edge developments and market trends.” Teri A. Simmons, head of AGG’s Immigration Practice Team, receives the highest ranking for immigration in Georgia. Chambers’ sources say she is a “thorough, personable and intelligent lawyer with a profound knowledge of US immigration law.”
AGG’s Employment Practice Team is lauded as combining “high-level expertise with attentive client service to provide real value for money,” clients say. Henry M. Perlowski, Chair of the team, wins plaudits from clients for his “impressive employment litigation expertise.” He is “a talented, strategic thinker who is both practical and thorough; he takes the time to develop a complete understanding of his clients’ businesses.” Partner Ashley Steiner Kelly is described as an “up-and-comer” who is “smart, detailed, organized and responsive.”
Chambers reports that AGG’s Litigation Practice Team “provides high-quality representation at better value than the ‘silk-stocking’ firms in Atlanta.” Partner Robert L. Rothman is especially noted as “an extremely talented and articulate litigator with great judgment and a practical approach.”
The Real Estate Practice Group at AGG is known for having “a wide-ranging practice.” Clients tell Chambers, “We get a lot of attention from the senior partners and the fees are very reasonable.” Partner Philip G. Skinner is noted for having a broad range of expertise in the field, and Partner Scott A. Fisher is praised for being “great at working on complicated transactions and partnership structures; he really helps us to organize and formulate effective strategies.”
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