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Shulman Rogers Attorneys Honored by the Washingtonian as DC Legal Elite

December 8, 2009

Washingtonian magazine named five attorneys from Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker as “Top Lawyers” in a variety of categories. Among those honored include Morton Faller and Michael Lichtenstein as top bankruptcy lawyers, Hadrian Hatfield and Scott Strickler as top family lawyers, and Jay Eisenberg as a top trust and estate lawyer.

“Shulman Rogers has many talented attorneys, and it’s an honor to see five of them recognized by the Washingtonian,” said David Pordy, managing shareholder of Shulman Rogers. “The fact that our attorneys were acknowledged in such diverse areas of practice reflects our firm’s ability to assist clients in virtually every area of their professional and personal lives.”

Morton Faller is co-chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group and Title Dispute Resolution Group.  He has represented debtors in numerous successful reorganizations, including real estate developers, multi-store retailers, and restaurants.  Faller has also represented lenders and landlords in complex reorganization cases.

Michael Lichtenstein is a shareholder in the Litigation and Corporate Department and co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group.  He practices in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation.  Lichtenstein represents a wide array of clients in bankruptcy proceedings in more than 10 states, and in commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

Trained and certified in Collaborative Law Practice, a new method of handling family law matters in which the parties agree to work together to resolve their disputes out of court, Hadrian Hatfield works on complex law matters.  Hatfield, a former Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, also works on child-support enforcement.

As a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department Domestic Relations Practice Group, Scott Strickler represents individuals in the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements, along with pre- and post-nuptial agreements.  Strickler focuses on issues involving business valuations and the use of the tax code to create settlement solutions.

Jay Eisenberg is chairman of Shulman Rogers’ Trusts and Estates department, focusing his practice on sophisticated estate and business succession planning, trust and estate administration, and the use of charitable entities to minimize income and estate taxes.  Eisenberg is also chair of the Estates and Trusts section of the Montgomery County Bar Association.