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Atlanta and Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2009) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that three partners have been named Best Lawyers’ "2010 Lawyers of the Year." After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
The following Sutherland partners were recognized:
N. Jerold Cohen – Best Lawyers’ 2010 Atlanta Tax Lawyer of the Year;
James B. Jordan – Best Lawyers’ 2010 Atlanta Real Estate Lawyer of the Year; and
Lloyd Leva Plaine – Best Lawyers’ 2010 Washington, D.C. Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2010) is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.