Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes 12 Greenberg Glusker Lawyers and Five Practice AreasJune 1, 2023 – Press Release
Greenberg Glusker is pleased to announce that 12 of the firm's lawyers and five of its practice areas are recognized in the prestigious Chambers USA 2023 Guide.
This year, the firm had several notable improvements:
- Our Environmental Group was elevated to Band 3
- Environmental Partners, Pete Nyqyuist (Band 2), David Cranston (Band 3), and Brian Moskal (Band 4), all moved up one band.
- Counsel, Alexa Steinberg, was recognized as Up and Coming in the area of Cannabis Law
We congratulate Brian Davidoff, Jeff Krieger, Keith Banner, Priya Sopori, Aaron Moss, Bonnie Eskenazi, Steve Lurie, and Sky Moore, along with our Bankruptcy, Corporate, Entertainment Litigation, and Real Estate groups for their hard work in maintaining their positions on these esteemed lists.
Rankings of the top lawyers and law firms across the United States are compiled by Chambers and Partners’ team of 200+ researchers through the assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.
Firms and lawyers must demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide, and we are pleased that Chambers has recognized the stellar work of the firm's lawyers and practice areas.
Excerpted reviews are listed below. Our full 2023 Chambers USA profile and rankings can be viewed here.
Brian Davidoff (Band 3) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Brian Davidoff is noted for his expertise in bankruptcy matters in the retail sector, with additional experience in technology-related matters.
"Brian is very knowledgeable and always available. He has great insight and experience."
"He's methodical and bright."
Jeffrey Krieger (Band 4) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jeffrey Krieger is recognized for his bankruptcy experience, particularly for his notable expertise in representing trustees.
Keith Patrick Banner (Up and Coming) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Keith Banner is praised for his developing practice and expertise in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings.
"Keith is an extremely smart and knowledgeable attorney."
Priya Sopori (Band 4) - Cannabis Law
Priya Sopori is co-chair of the cannabis industry group at Greenberg Glusker Fields. She is noted for her wide-ranging practice. Her experience includes handling real estate lease issues, as well as trademark infringement matters and enforcement proceedings.
"Priya is quick, efficient, intelligent and charismatic. Bringing a task or project to her ensures it will be handled excellently."
"She is a smart and attentive lawyer."
Alexa Steinberg (Up and Coming) - Cannabis Law
Alexa Steinberg is skilled at assisting clients in the CBD and hemp space. She has considerable experience of providing counsel on high-value acquisitions and complex licensing issues.
"Alexa is a very talented up-and-coming star."
David Cranston (Band 3) – Environment
David Cranston offers substantive expertise in matters relating to Superfunds and broader environmental litigation.
"Dave has been assisting us for many years and his expertise and dedication to his work has been exceptional."
"A very knowledgeable attorney."
Brian Moskal (Band 4) - Environment
Brian Moskal is increasingly noted for his capabilities in environmental litigation. He provides counsel on an array of issues, including wastewater and contaminated sites cases.
"I have to say I truly enjoyed working with him, and he was an invaluable help in getting us over the finish line to an extremely successful resolution in a sensitive and complex matter."
"He's wonderful. Does terrific work and is always very diligent."
"Brian has deep expertise in his practice area and is terrific at working on his feet. He's extremely responsive."
Peter Nyquist (Band 2) – Environment
Chair of the firm's environmental practice group Peter Nyquist handles environmental litigation and regulatory compliance that covers Superfund, contaminated site and CERCLA cost recovery issues. He also has expertise in water and air quality issues at both the state and federal level.
"Pete is top-notch. He has the ability to sort through complex issues in a short period of time, and chart a course of action that is practicable, efficient and successful."
"Pete is an outstanding environmental lawyer and has provided us with exceptional legal representation, done with great care."
"My experiences with Pete are extremely positive. He's a subject expert and an excellent communicator. He's very conscientious about costs and budgeting and he's extremely respectful; everyone loves working with him."
Bonnie Eskenazi (Band 2) – Media & Entertainment: Litigation
Bonnie Eskenazi has a strong track record of handling sophisticated disputes for clients in the film industry, including copyright and profit participation matters.
"Knowledge and good common sense are a hallmark of Greenberg Glusker and particularly Bonnie Eskenazi."
"She is wonderful."
Aaron Moss (Band 3) – Media & Entertainment: Litigation
Aaron Moss chairs the firm's litigation department. He is called upon by major entertainment companies to handle a range of contentious matters, including copyright and contract disputes, as well as defamation claims.
"Aaron is phenomenal. He is incredibly responsive, always available and knowledgeable."
"He is able to understand exactly what his clients need. He has a very high level of expertise in copyright matters."
"Aaron is strategic, pragmatic and very knowledgeable in his field."
Sky Moore (Senior Statesperson) – Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Schuyler Moore is a seasoned attorney with vast experience handling media and entertainment transactions. His experience includes film financing and related tax issues.
Schuyler is wicked smart."
"He has a brilliant mind for tax matters."
Steve Lurie (Band 4) - Real Estate
Steven Lurie maintains a varied real estate practice that regularly sees him advise on a range of complex transactional matters. He has particular expertise in golf course-related real estate issues.
"Steve Lurie is exceptionally strong, efficient, responsive and practical on all matters."
"Steven is just awesome in providing legal services. He has an acute attention to detail, but is still able to see the big picture."
"Steve Lurie has superior communication skills and is a fierce advocate for me without being obnoxious to the other side of a transaction. He knows how to disagree without being disagreeable."
"Steve Lurie is one of the rare attorneys who can easily understand, synthesize and provide expert counsel on both the business and legal issues at play."
Recognized Practice Areas
Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 4)
Strong California firm with a broad bankruptcy practice. Experienced in acting for clients in matters spanning from involuntary bankruptcy cases to asset purchases. Expertise also includes Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings in addition to bankruptcy-related litigation.
“Greenberg Glusker's service and responsiveness is excellent.”
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (Band 1)
Strong corporate group active across a swath of transactions, including M&A, spinoffs and joint ventures. Public and private companies look to the firm for counsel in complex matters.
“I was incredibly impressed with the breadth and thoroughness of the entire team. The level of detail was impressive and the lateral thinking performed on all topics was superb.”
“We have not encountered a legal challenge that the team could not handle.”
"Greenberg Glusker has a very skilled team with diverse expertise in all areas of business."
Environment (Band 3)
Noted for its considerable environmental law expertise covering brownfield developments, CERCLA cost recovery and CEQA matters. Further able to advise on general environmental issues including air quality, water quality and energy-related law.
"They're great strategists. They think outside the box and generally think through the second, third and fourth-order effects of a decision before moving forward on a strategy."
"The team at Greenberg Glusker Fields has very strong knowledge of complex transactions. They keep us informed and explain their reasoning well."
"Greenberg Glusker has assisted with very complex issues expertly and smoothly."
"We very impressed with Greenberg's attorneys and their breadth of expertise across multiple areas of law. Our Proposition 65 claims, specifically, have been particularly complex and the Greenberg team has provided excellent representation and advice through these matters."
Media & Entertainment: Litigation (Band 3)
Highly respected litigation team capable of representing talent as well as corporate clients in a wide array of disputes, including intellectual property, contractual, accounting and defamation litigation. It represents video game and digital media companies, in addition to its long-standing expertise in film and television. The team often acts on behalf of the estates of musicians, writers and producers in disputes about the ownership and exploitation of content.
"It is a go-to entertainment law firm in LA. The attorneys are super savvy. You can pick up the phone and get a clear answer."
"The attorneys are always helpful and very responsive."
"The team is incredibly helpful, intelligent and well prepared."
"When an issue pops up, you are in great hands with this firm."
Real Estate (Band 4)
Greenberg Glusker possesses a well-regarded practice, capable of servicing clients in an array of real estate matters. These include acquisitions, financing and leasing transactions.
"Greenberg Glusker produces consistent high-quality work accompanied by practical advice."
"Greenberg Glusker's partners and junior attorneys demonstrate appropriate mastery of relevant legal concepts and corresponding business realities."