Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes 12 Greenberg Glusker Lawyers and Five Practice AreasJune 1, 2022 – Press Release
Greenberg Glusker is pleased to announce that 12 of the firm's lawyers and five of its practice areas were recognized in the prestigious Chambers USA guide for 2022.
Making their debut into a banded ranking in 2022 are Cannabis Group Co-Chair, Priya Sopori, and Bankruptcy Partner, Jeffrey Krieger, while Environmental Partner, David Cranston makes a return to the list.
We are pleased to announce that Bankruptcy Partner, Keith Banner, and Environmental Partner, Brian Moskal, have been recognized as Up and Coming in their respective practice areas.
In addition, the Real Estate Group makes a return into a banded ranking for the Southern California region this year.
We congratulate Brian Davidoff, Pete Nyquist, Bonnie Eskenazi, Bert Fields, Steve Lurie, Aaron Moss, and Sky Moore, along with our Bankruptcy, Corporate, Environment, and Entertainment Litigation groups for their hard work in maintaining their status on the list.
Excerpted reviews are listed below. Our full 2022 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 breaks down and explains complicated legal issues so that decisions making is easier and efficient." "He is knowledgeable across many different industries and is responsive and proactive."
Jeffrey Krieger (Band 4) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jeff Krieger is recognized for his bankruptcy experience, particularly for his notable expertise in representing trustees.
"Jeff is an outstanding bankruptcy lawyer. He keeps up with the laws and provides excellent advice."
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 great to work with; providing the advice and guidance needed to navigate issues."
Priya Sopori (Band 4) - Cannabis
Priya Sopori is is co-chair of the cannabis industry group. 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.
"One of her strengths is her ability to communicate complex topics succinctly, which is fantastic." "I think very highly of her, she's exceptionally talented and bright, thoughtful, conscientious and a pleasure to work with."
David Cranston (Band 4) – Environment
David Cranston offers substantive expertise in matters relating to Superfunds and broader environmental litigation.
"I think highly of him. I've had him on a lot of matters. He does a very effective job."
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 is an extremely valued asset to our team on complex issues."
Peter Nyquist (Band 3) – Environment
Peter Nyquist, chair of the firm's environmental practice group, 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 a sophisticated environmental lawyer with a grasp of the subtleties needed to navigate regulatory environmental issues and maintain good relationships with regulators."
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 phenomenal litigator and a wise adviser." "She is a trusted partner and insanely knowledgeable."
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.
"He is a terrific writer and strong practitioner."
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.
"He is one of the best IP attorneys on the West Coast." "He has a really deep understanding of the law and is able to explain it all in a way that makes complete sense. He is good at getting to the ultimate solution. He thinks about the endgame."
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 fantastic." "He is a very good lawyer."
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.
"His knowledge, talent and advocacy are top notch and I would work with him on every deal if I could." "He's very knowledgeable about current real estate issues and market standards."
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."
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.
"The level of expertise offered is impressive for a firm of its size."
"Greenberg has always been totally responsive in meeting whatever service needs we have."