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Kramer Levin Has More "Top 100" Attorneys on the 2012 New York Super Lawyers List Than Any Other Firm

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced today that 65 of the firm's attorneys were recognized in the 2012 edition of New York Super Lawyers.  Seven of these lawyers, Barry H. Berke, Alan R. Friedman, Thomas Moers Mayer, Gary P. Naftalis, Jay A. Neveloff, Paul H. Schoeman and Harold P. Weinberger, appeared in the "Top 100," which recognizes the lawyers who received the highest point totals in the New York Super Lawyers balloting.  Kramer Levin had more attorneys named to the "Top 100" than any other firm.  Mr. Naftalis, who was also listed in the "Top 10," received the highest point total overall in New York and was ranked number one, an honor he has received for the second time.  The selection process is based on a combination of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Super Lawyers names only five percent of New York metro area lawyers to this honor.

Additionally, seven Kramer Levin attorneys, Daniel R. Berman, Joshua Brody, Aaron M. Frankel, Matan A. Koch, Douglas Mannal, Seth R. Merl and Anupama Yerramallli, were selected for inclusion on the "New York Rising Stars 2012" list.  The "Rising Star" honor, which is also based on peer recognition and professional achievement, is allotted to no more than 2.5 percent of New York metro area lawyers. 

The 58 Kramer Levin lawyers that received the "Super Lawyer" designation are:

Peter A. Abruzzese – Intellectual Property
Arthur H. Aufses, III – Securities Litigation
Thomas D. Balliett – Business/Corporate
Philip Bentley – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Barry H. Berke – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Jeffrey L. Braun – Business Litigation
Jonathan H. Canter – Real Estate
Jonathan S. Caplan – Intellectual Property Litigation
Pamela M. Capps – Tax
Amy D. Caton – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Kenneth Chin – Banking
Nicholas L. Coch – Intellectual Property Litigation
Michael J. Dell – Business Litigation
Abbe L. Dienstag – Securities & Corporate Finance
Matthew S. Dunn – Immigration
Kenneth H. Eckstein – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Ronald M. Feiman – Securities & Corporate Finance
David S. Frankel – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Alan R. Friedman – Securities Litigation
Carl Frischling –Securities & Corporate Finance
James P. Godman – Real Estate
Cheryl E. Hader – Estate Planning & Probate
Barry Herzog – Tax
Robert N. Holtzman – Employment & Labor
Gregory A. Horowitz – Business Litigation
Thomas T. Janover – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Maria T. Jones – Tax
Mark D. Koestler – Immigration
Kenneth P. Kopelman – Corporate Governance & Compliance
Michael P. Korotkin – Real Estate
Kevin B. Leblang – Employment & Labor
Randy Lipsitz – Intellectual Property Litigation
Christine Lutgens – Employee Benefits/ERISA
Thomas Moers Mayer – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Thomas E. Molner – Mergers & Acquisitions
Gary P. Naftalis – Business Litigation
Jay A. Neveloff – Real Estate
John C. Novogrod – Estate Planning & Probate
Michael S. Oberman – Business Litigation
Paul M. Ritter – Employee Benefits/ERISA
Jennifer L. Rochon – Business Litigation
Adam C. Rogoff – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Howard J. Rothman – Tax
Ted Ruthizer – Immigration
Robert T. Schmidt – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Paul H. Schoeman – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Paul D. Selver – Land Use/Zoning
Stephen R. Senie – Real Estate
Michael T. Sillerman – Land Use/Zoning
Norman C. Simon – Business Litigation
Gary R. Tarnoff – Land Use/Zoning
Eric A. Tirschwell – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Jeffrey S. Trachtman – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Neil R. Tucker – Real Estate
Elise Wagner – Land Use/Zoning
Jonathan M. Wagner – Intellectual Property Litigation
Charles S. Warren – Environmental
Harold P. Weinberger – Intellectual Property Litigation

The seven Kramer Levin lawyers that received the "Rising Star" designation are:

Daniel R. Berman – Real Estate
Joshua Brody – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Aaron M. Frankel – Intellectual Property Litigation
Matan A. Koch – Business Litigation
Douglas Mannal – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Seth R. Merl – Business/Corporate
Anupama Yerramalli – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris.  Firm lawyers are leading practitioners in their respective fields.  The firm represents Global 1000 and emerging growth companies, institutions and individuals, across a broad range of industries.  For more information, please visit

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