Managing Partner: Martin T Fletcher
Number of partners: 100
Number of other lawyers: 76
Clients come to Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for representation and guidance on a wide range of issues critical to achieving their business goals. With over 175 lawyers, WTP is one of Maryland’s largest law firms, serving clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region and nationally. Community oriented and culturally diverse, the firm receives exemplary rankings in both US and foreign publications that research lawyers and law.
Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization:
The firm’s bankruptcy group is well recognized for cases that are national in stature. The firm represents debtors and debtors in possession, creditors and creditors’ committees, lenders and trustees in all types of debt restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, including out-of-court workouts. The firm has worked in industries as diverse as real estate development, retail and wholesale, mining and metals, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, agribusiness and a host of other industries. The members of the group include a former Justice Department litigator, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, career Chapter 11 specialists and a former in-house counsel of a financial institution.
Contact: Paul M Nussbaum, Todd M Brooks
Business & Corporate:
The firm serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up enterprises on financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. It represents sellers/targets, purchasers, VC/PE and other equity investors, and brokers, advisors and other intermediaries in all types of M&A transactions, including equity and asset acquisitions, product line/divisional divestitures, tender offers, leveraged buy-outs, proxy/ control contests, joint ventures and strategic alliances. The firm also advises companies and organizations of all sizes on tax, employment and real estate matters.
Contacts: Frank S Jones, Jr., Edward J O’Connell III
Over 100 lawyers strong, the firm’s litigation department practices before a wide range of tribunals, including all state and federal trial and appellate courts in the region as well as a wide variety of courts across the nation, administrative agencies and alternative dispute resolution forums. One of its strengths is substantial ‘in-court’ trial experience. The firm’s extensive trial experience greatly enhances its ability to evaluate a case, develop it in a manner that will appeal to a judge and/ or jury and, if appropriate, ultimately go to trial with the confidence and skill that only comes with actual trial experience.
Contacts: Kevin G Hroblak, William F Ryan, Jr
Labor & Employment:
The firm helps its clients create a practical platform on which to base labor and employee relations decisions. The team includes attorneys formerly with the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board, along with those whose careers have been devoted to representing and counseling management in labor relations issues. Clients represent virtually every area of business and industry.
Contact: Steven E Bers, Jennifer S Jackman
Real Estate & Land Use:
The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in virtually all types and variations of complex commercial real estate matters, including commercial and residential development, commercial leasing, complex easement agreements, sales agreements, condominium development, construction contracts, environmental, real estate finance and zoning and land use.
Contacts: Joseph Mezzanotte, Kimberly J Min
Intellectual Property & Technology:
The firm’s intellectual property and technology group handles a full range of technology and intellectual property matters for its clients. Including domestic and foreign patents, trademark and copyright applications and related opinion matters, domestic and international technology and content licenses, research and development agreements, technology transfer agreements, strategic alliances, joint ventures and other innovative ‘partnering’ agreements and a wide range of cyberse-curity, software, computer and internet law matters, including web site audits, e-commerce issues, domain names, database protection matters, ASPs, open source and other innovative distribution models.
Contacts: Gregory M Stone, Steven E Tiller
The international group at WTP helps companies, governments and industry associations meet the legal and economic challenges of globalization in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. The team focuses on strategic business services (international business advice, finance, transactions and investment, technology and intellectual property, trade policy and government relations, compliance and ethics, crisis management and public affairs), dispute resolution, regulatory guidance and development assistance.
Contact: Enayat Qasimi (Washington, DC)