Pete Nyquist

Chair, Environmental Practice Group

Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Eight Greenberg Glusker Lawyers and Four Practice Areas

May 20, 2021Press Release

Greenberg Glusker is pleased to announce that eight of the Firm's lawyers and four of its practice areas have been awarded recognition in the prestigious Chambers USA guide for 2021.

Submitting for the first time in 2021 and securing a highly sought-after ranking is our Corporate, Finance & Securities group with recognition for their M&A work. Real estate partner, Steve Lurie, makes his debut in the rankings this year for his work on complex real estate transactions. Brian Moskal, partner in our Environmental practice, is recognized for the first time as Up and Coming for his diligent environmental litigation work.

We congratulate Brian Davidoff, Pete Nyquist, Bonnie Eskenazi, Bert Fields, Aaron Moss, and Sky Moore, along with our Bankruptcy, Corporate, and Entertainment Litigation groups for their hard work in maintaining their status on the list. 

Excerpted reviews are listed below. Our full 2021 Chambers profile and rankings can be viewed here.

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 following Greenberg Glusker lawyers and practice areas.


Brian Davidoff (Band 3) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Brian Davidoff is noted for his expertise in bankruptcy matters in the entertainment sector, with additional experience in technology-related matters.

"Brian is extremely intelligent and thoughtful. He is aware of the need for cost/benefit analysis when he approaches cases. His guidance is sound and balanced." "Brian is an incredible adviser and legal mind."

Pete Nyquist (Band 3) – Environment

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.

"He stands out as calm and even-keeled and a very technically savvy lawyer."

Brian Moskal (Up and Coming) - Environment

Brian Moskal is increasingly noticed for his capabilities in environmental litigation. He provides counsel on an array of issues, including wastewater and contaminated sites cases.

"He provides relatable, insightful information on complicated matters. Brian is very responsive, which is extremely important in our line of business." "He brings a laserlike focus to the pertinent details."

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.

"Bonnie is a leader in the field and when working with her, you understand why." "She is dedicated, intelligent and calculated."

Bert Fields (Senior Statesperson) – Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Bertram Fields is a seasoned litigator noted for his considerable expertise in entertainment matters. He handles a broad range of disputes on behalf of production companies, studios and talent, among others.

Aaron Moss (Band 4) – 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.

"He is very bright and writes well. He knows the industry and how to talk to people."

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.

"He is efficient and extremely smart, both in tax and in commercial law. He is an efficient draftsman, shrewd at calculating where a deal will close and very timely." "A very smart lawyer."

Steve Lurie (Band 5) - 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 is a brilliant and highly skilled lawyer. He has strong technical ability, works expeditiously and never misses a detail."

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 4)

Strong California firm with a broad bankruptcy practice. Experienced in acting for clients in matters spanning involuntary bankruptcy cases to asset purchases. Expertise also includes Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings in addition to bankruptcy-related litigation.

"They are intelligent, no-drama type people who show concern about your matter both in terms of outcome and cost. They are hard-working, creative and thoughtful." "The team as a whole is very talented and efficient."

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 and private equity funds look to the firm for counsel in complex matters.

"They are great," one client reports, adding: "They are super responsive to any questions we have, thorough and really quite good at foreseeing what might go wrong in the future."

Environment (Band 4)

Noted for 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 are very practical and deal-driven. Their strengths are to not only identify issues, but to develop solutions and options to address issues," says a source.

"They are outstanding to work with every step of the way. They maintain a sense of calm and good humor through some very difficult negotiations, which is greatly appreciated."

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. Represents video game and digital media companies, in addition to its longstanding expertise in film and television. Often represents the estates of musicians, writers and producers in disputes about the ownership and exploitation of content.

"The firm has done a great job and is very good at breaking things down for clients and the court. The lawyers know how to talk to nonexperts and they take the technical stuff and make it digestible. I think the highest of them."

One source commends the firm's "robust understanding, insight and experience."