Five LP Attorneys Named to 2009 List of Best Lawyers in America
January 30, 2009
CHICAGO Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2009 guide. Listed attorneys include Marc S. Joseph and Mark D. Pearlstein, partners in the Real Estate & Finance Practice Group; Scott A. Meyers, a partner in the Litigation Practice Group; Robert A. Romanoff, a partner in the Asset Planning & Preservation Service Group; and Michael J. Tuchman, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.
Launched in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Marc S. Joseph
Mr. Joseph is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Real Estate & Finance Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has more than 27 years of experience in real estate, finance, and corporate law, and focuses on complex real estate matters, including joint ventures and partnership agreements involving preferred returns, buy-sells and control issues; bankruptcy-related real estate and lease acquisitions, retail, office and industrial leases with national tenants, purchases and dispositions involving tax structuring, earnouts and master leases; and financings, representing both lender and borrower, involving loan documentation, workouts, restructuring, participations, tri-party agreements and convertible mortgages.
Mark D. Pearlstein
Mr. Pearlstein is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate & Finance Practice Group and Community Associations Service Group. He is the current Chairman of the Illinois Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and is a member of the CAI College of Community Association Lawyers and the Advisory Group for the Uptown Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Pearlstein has lectured extensively at state and national seminars on homeowner association law and has been closely involved in drafting provisions of the Illinois Condominium Property Act.
Scott A. Meyers
Mr. Meyers is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Litigation Practice Group, leader of the Hedge Fund & Investment Management Group, and a member of the Securities & Commodities Litigation Service Group. He concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation and arbitration; regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings; internal investigations; and employment disputes in the securities and financial services industries, with a particular emphasis on hedge funds, investment advisers, and broker-dealers. Mr. Meyers has successfully litigated a number of high-profile cases, including securities fraud matters related to WorldCom and Metromedia Fiber Networks, and he is currently working on significant hedge fund litigation matters related to mortgage-backed securities, prime broker disputes, and accountant liability.
Robert A. Romanoff
Mr. Romanoff leads the firm’s Asset Planning & Preservation Service Group. He has extensive experience in estate, gift and income tax planning and broad-based wealth transfer planning for high net worth individuals and owners of closely held businesses and their families. Mr. Romanoff emphasizes the design and implementation of sophisticated estate planning techniques in conjunction with business and succession planning. He is also actively involved in both the contested and routine administration of trusts, guardianship and decedents’ estates. Mr. Romanoff is a member of the esteemed estate planning organization, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC membership is based on professional reputation, expertise in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching and bar activities.
Michael J. Tuchman
Mr. Tuchman is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Corporate Practice Group and leads the Taxation Service Group and the Exchange Service Group, concentrating in corporate mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate investment and joint ventures and Federal income taxation. He currently serves as special counsel to several prominent pension funds, foreign governments, real estate investment trusts and other institutional investors. Mr. Tuchman has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on a variety of tax topics, including tax-deferred real estate exchanges.
About Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC: Founded in 1999, Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC provides outstanding legal counsel and business advice to sophisticated clients in matters involving corporate and securities law, real estate, and litigation. With more than 70 attorneys and offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Ill., the firm possesses the resources and depth to manage the most complex matters, while ensuring that the needs of all clients are met in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.