Chambers USA 2013 Names 17 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best In Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 24, 2013) – The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked seventeen Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware. 

Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations of US attorneys.  Rankings are based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients. 

Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.  Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities and Intellectual Property practices ranked in Band 1.  Donald Isken of the firm’s real estate practice group ranked in Band 1. 

Jack B. Blumenfeld was singled out as Star Individual.  A 'Star' ranking is given to attorneys with exceptional recommendations in their field.  A. Gilchrist Sparks, III was recognized as a Senior Statesman.

In Delaware categories for best practices and attorneys, Chambers USA listed the following rankings:

Business Reorganization and Restructuring (Band 1)

  • Derek C. Abbott
  • Robert J. Dehney

Chancery (Band 1)

  • Jon E. Abramczyk
  • Mark S. Hurd  
  • William M. Lafferty
  • Kenneth J. Nachbar
  • A. Gilchrist Sparks, III

Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities (Band 1)

  • Frederick H. Alexande
  • Louis G. Hering
  • A. Gilchrist Sparks, III 
  • Walter C. Tuthill 

Intellectual Property (Band 1)

  • Jack B. Blumenfeld
  • Mary B. Graham
  • Thomas C. Grimm
  • Karen Jacobs Louden 
  • Maryellen Noreika  
  • Rodger Smith

Real Estate

  • Donald N. Isken (Band 1)