NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow has expanded into New York, and is pleased to announce that Stanford G. Ladner has joined the firm. Ladner joins recent addition David M. Cohen, a member of the firm's Product Liability, Mass Tort and Environmental Group.
Ladner is a member of the firm's Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group. His practice focuses on public finance, banking law, business and commercial transactions, energy law and regulatory compliance and advice.
"Stan brings vast knowledge to our firm, and he is a great addition to our ever expanding Public Finance, Tax Incentive and Credit Markets Group," said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. "We look forward to utilizing the diverse experience both of these talented attorneys bring to our team."
Ladner has spent his career advising banks, investment firms, municipalities and private industries on how to navigate the public financing sector. He earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in economics before earning his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Ladner has been named in The Best Lawyers in America®, public finance law, and is a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Water Resources Association, where he previously served on the Board of Directors, and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, where he is the past vice chairman of the committee on selection and evaluation of bond counsel.
Cohen's practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, and pharmaceutical litigation and counseling. He has spent more than 15 years helping clients defend allegations of disease diagnosis and causation. Cohen has served as lead science counsel in multi-plaintiff mass tort litigations and individual lawsuits alleging claims of personal injury and product liability. During this period, he cross-examined more than 90 different physicians and scientists. Cohen's experience crosses many different medical specialties including, epidemiology, neuroscience, pathology, toxicology, pharmacology, radiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology and cancer. He has led challenges to the admissibility of expert witness opinion testimony, culminating in courtroom roles at Daubert, Frye, and Havner proceedings. Cohen earned his bachelor's degree from Union College before earning his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., named a New York Super Lawyer, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012.
Butler Snow offers a full range of business and litigation services across a variety of legal practices. The firm has a well-established Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group that offers a comprehensive and diverse public finance practice ranging from all forms of state and municipal bonds and obligations to the full complement of techniques available to finance governmental, health care, industrial/economic development, public-private partnerships, exempt facilities, utilities, public and private educational institutions, housing and other developments.
The firm has grown to more than 260 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 16 offices globally, and will continue strategic growth in existing markets.
Butler Snow's New York office is located at 1700 Broadway, 41st floor, New York, 10019, and can be reached by calling (646) 606-2996.
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