Legal 500 U.S. Recognizes Several Thompson Hine Practices, Lawyers - Firm's Construction, Corporate, Employee Benefits and Real Estate Practices

Date: September 23, 2013

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a directory of client- and peer-recommended firms, practices and lawyers used by clients throughout the country to guide their selection of lawyers and law firms. Published for more than 20 years, the Legal 500 series provides information and opinions about firms and lawyers across the globe based on interviews with lawyers and representatives from client companies.

The firm's Construction practice earns acclaim for its transactional and advocacy work, including construction litigation. Of special note, the guide names practice leader Jeffrey R. Appelbaum a leading lawyer in national construction law, making him one of only 12 lawyers in the country to receive this recognition. Also ranked is the firm's Real Estate practice, cited for its successful completion of a wide variety of transactions in 2012, including property acquisitions and development deals. Praise for the firm's Employee Benefits practice indicates that its "responsiveness and overall customer service are first-rate. Advice is relevant, balanced and current." In addition, the firm's "nationally recognized" middle-market M&A practice is lauded as being "outstanding."

In addition to the practice rankings, 17 Thompson Hine lawyers were recommended by name:

  • Jeffrey R. Appelbaum (Real Estate and Construction: Construction)
  • Frank D. Chaiken (M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m))
  • John D. Cottingham (M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m))
  • Thomas J. Coyne (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate)
  • Robert M. Curry (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate)
  • Brian L. Gaj (Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation)
  • Thomas J. Kirkwood (Real Estate and Construction: Construction)
  • Tony Kuhel (M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m))
  • Julia Ann Love (Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation)
  • Lawrence M. Prosen (Real Estate and Construction: Construction)
  • Alan S. Ritchie (Real Estate and Construction: Construction)
  • Laura A. Ryan (Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation)
  • Robyn Minter Smyers (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate)
  • J. Shane Starkey (Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation)
  • Patrick J. Sweeney (Real Estate and Construction: Construction)
  • Jonathon H. Vinocur (M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m))
  • Karen D. Youngstrom (Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation)

Additionally, Gaither (Rocky) Horde III and Karen M. Kozlowski were mentioned for joining the firm's Real Estate practice.