Chairman: Matthew R. Burnstein
Number of partners: 137 Number of other lawyers: 114
Time and again clients derive extraordinary value from the length and depth of their relationships with Waller attorneys and the firm as a whole. By providing cost-effective solutions that support clients’ business goals, Waller is known for robust legal analysis and creativity.
Waller has deep experience in healthcare; banking and financial services; retail, restaurants and hospitality; automotive and manufacturing; real estate; franchise; private equity and venture capital; media and entertainment; and government relations.
Commitment to Diversity:
Waller believes that a law firm must reflect its clients and its community. Waller values the contributions of each unique individual, and its clients appreciate the firm’s approach to serving their legal needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
Waller has earned a national reputation as a trusted adviser to many of the leading companies in the highly regulated healthcare industry. In fact, Modern Healthcare has ranked the firm among the nation’s largest healthcare law firms for more than a decade. Many of the nation’s largest publicly traded and privately owned healthcare companies, as well as tax-exempt and municipal hospitals and systems, rely on Waller for advice and counsel on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, physician alignment, Medicare reimbursement issues, Stark and anti-kickback compliance, patient privacy regulations, government investigations and enforcement actions, commercial finance and securities matters, real estate transactions, employment issues and intellectual property matters.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm has compiled a successful track record in trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Waller trial attorneys analyze and place each legal conflict in its proper context early, often leading to favorable results through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution. Some disputes, however, require court intervention. Waller attorneys help clients determine which resolution technique is most appropriate and then work to achieve a result consistent with the client’s business goals.
Waller regularly assists top companies with governance and transactional matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, commercial finance, securities, restructuring, real estate, tax and the expansion or relocation of business operations.
Waller assists clients with environmental litigation, permitting and regulatory and compliance issues. Additionally, the group’s lawyers have deep experience in defense matters involving state and federal statutes, as well as environmental due diligence in transactional matters.
Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
The firm’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice is national in scope. Waller attorneys have a well-earned reputation for developing practical, proactive, cost-effective solutions to the legal and business issues involved in corporate bankruptcies, restructurings and workouts.
Waller provides counsel on intellectual property issues ranging from licensing and outsourcing agreements, trade secrets and non-compete agreements to the registration and protection of patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Labor & Employment:
The firm provides counseling and litigation services to employers throughout the United States for wage and hour (FLSA), discrimination, class action, ERISA and labor matters.
Waller represents owners, acquirers, developers and investors in negotiations and documentation of sophisticated real estate transactions. Additionally, the firm represents clients in the owners in the preparation of construction agreements.
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense:
Waller’s team of high-profile attorneys (including several former federal prosecutors), represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations, confidential internal investigations and related civil and regulatory proceedings.
The firm regularly represents the interests of clients before a broad range of state and local decision makers. Waller has extensive legislative and administrative lobbying experience includes initial, direct and multi-year participation and leadership in the passage of high-profile legislation. Firm attorneys also monitor and track state legislation for clients in a wide range of industries.
Waller’s tax group advises closely held companies, family offices, limited liability companies (LLCs), non-profits / tax-exempt entities, partnerships, private equity firms, private trusts, transaction-oriented businesses and ultrawealthy families. The firm’s extensive experience includes economic development and incentives, employee benefits, ERISA compliance and litigation, executive compensation, LLC and business structuring, state and local tax planning, tax litigation, wealth management and succession planning.