PHILADELPHIA, PA—September 20, 2011—Five attorneys from Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Best Lawyers is based on an extensive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. The Obermayer attorneys selected for inclusion are: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Charles M. Golden
– Mr. Golden has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2011. He is a partner and chairman of Obermayer’s Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganization Department. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field of bankruptcy reorganization.
Family Law Ann G. Verber
– Ms. Verber has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007. For the 2012 publication, she has been selected in both the Family Law and Family Law Mediation specialties. Verber is of counsel with Obermayer and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she served as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Committee on Admissions, and is a master member of the Nicholas Cipriani Inn of Court for Family Law.
Robert I. Whitelaw
– Mr. Whitelaw has been included in Best Lawyers since 1995. In the 2011 edition, he was named “Lawyer of the Year – Philadelphia – Family Law.” Only one attorney in each practice area in each community receives this distinction. Whitelaw is Obermayer’s managing partner and co-chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department. He joined Obermayer in 1970 as an associate in the firm’s Fiduciary Department. He was made partner in 1978, became managing partner in 1986, and has held the position of co-chairman of the Litigation Department since 1983.
Trusts and Estates Paul C. Heintz
– Mr. Heintz has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 1989. He is a partner and member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. Heintz has more than 30 years of experience in all areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, Orphans’ Court litigation, and fiduciary and tax law.Nina B. Stryker – Ms. Stryker has been named in Best Lawyers since 2008. She is a partner and chair of Obermayer’s Trusts & Estates Department. Stryker’s practice is devoted exclusively to estate and trust law, with an emphasis on estate related litigation. In addition, she has considerable experience in all phases of estate and trust administration.
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