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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Client Comments

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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has guided us through a number on bankruptcy issues involving construction subcontractors.

Frank Baltz Clark Construction Group

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Our company, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited, had the distinct advantage of being represented by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in two complex and high valued Chapter 11 cases. The firm comprises of dedicated professionals who possess knowledge, a pragmatic outlook to issues, and the ability to find out of the box solutions. Ms. Elina Teplinsky is highly professional, responsive and personable. We were highly impressed with the expertise and genuine concern that we received from her and the team. They base their advice and solution on a holistic and pragmatic perspective on the issue. In addition, they take into account the details of the business and commercial aspects, while ensuring its practicality. They have knowledge of the working of various businesses, which makes communication of business-related disputes and issues easier for a client. We were immediately impressed with their proficiency and accomplishments.

Oswald D’Souza General Counsel

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Hugh Ray at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is the best.

Alan Goodman Partner

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has a very broad and deep international team in aviation finance; one of the best in the world.

Jeffrey Tougas General Counsel, U.S.

Insurance Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a very professional firm that I would and do recommend regularly.

Jack Flug Marsh LLC

Insurance Law

Melissa Lesmes and her Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman team are certainly one of the best in the country. Her guidance on coverages, deal structure, issues analysis and all forms of dispute resolution has been invaluable to our firm.

International Trade and Finance Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has superb service, incredibly responsive, very user friendly product. A great team!

Wayne Berman Blackstone Advisors

International Trade and Finance Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has effectively addressed the challenges faced by my institution in the most efficient manner through their high degree of competency on the area.

Marios Skandalis Bank of Cyprus

International Trade and Finance Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has superior attorneys who are absolute pleasure to work with on complicated and sophisticated regulatory and trade matters.

David Tamasi Chartwell Strategy Group

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

The Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman team is my go-to team for a variety of work. They are incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. Anna Graves, Michael Heuga, and Carrie Bonnington have provided advice and counseling on numerous fronts and have helped us achieve great results.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Jorge DelCalvo and Justin Hovey with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman are excellent advisors and negotiators in this area.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has been my go-to firm for M&A transactions for over 20 years, and I have never been disappointed. What is most telling to me about the quality of Pillsbury Winthrop's practice is the extremely low turnover in the firm's lawyer and staff ranks. I've had the pleasure of working with the same great attorneys -- across multiple office locations for decades! What this anomaly communicates to me is that the Pillsbury Winthrop lawyers and staff are great at what they do, deeply respect each other's skill set, passion, creativity and integrity, routinely land incredibly interesting deals in the marketplace, and most of all are loved by their clients who respond with a wellspring of loyalty. In such an environment, why would anyone leave? Regardless of office location, the firm is at the top of the game in M&A transactions and I look forward to having many more of my deals piloted to a successful close by this excellent team.

Bill Carraccio VP & General Counsel

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has always done an excellent job. Real professionals with great expertise.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

I have worked with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman on many transactions and have complete faith in their ability to provide excellent legal services.

Glen Eddie Partner

Venture Capital Law

The team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a great resource.

Siddhi Baralay COO

Venture Capital Law

Been working with Christian Salaman at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for the last 6 years on numerous transactions and he has been fantastic on every level. He is definitely our go-to guy for everything our firm needs from a legal perspective.

Sheldon Lewis Founder and Managing Director

Venture Capital Law

The Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman team are top-notch experts in this area. They have a thorough understanding of the law and market practices, and are able to negotiate efficiently and effectively, giving practical advice. They solve difficult issues creatively.

Venture Capital Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a valuable member of our team. Having Jorge de Calvo and his team on our side has been critical to our success so far.

Venture Capital Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has supported us with four rounds of venture financing and did an outstanding job! They put in whatever hours were necessary through weekends and holidays and got the job done on time and completely. I would recommend them to any company doing venturing financing.

Alan Hahn MycoTechnology

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman partners Mark Hellerer and Maria Galeno are first-rate lawyers. Mark Hellerer really knows his stuff. He's a great counselor and can really be depended on to give excellent advice. I'm always comfortable working with and relying on him. Maria Galeno is a sparkplug. She's committed and energetic and is an enthusiastic and effective advocate.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Mark Hellerer, wtih Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, is an internationally recognized provider of extraordinary counsel and representation. I saw his work for board members of a company I was General Counsel to and could not have been more impressed. He sets the standard.

Ira Raphaelson Senior Counsel

Commercial Litigation

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman are great trial lawyers. Will put them up against any firm.

Frank Baltz Clark Construction Group

Commercial Litigation

The Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman team are a very professional organization with legal expertise in a very diverse legal field.

Christian Mantilla Wood plc

Commercial Litigation

I have worked with principals of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for several decades, including Matt MacLean and now retired partner Cliff Harrington. They are outstanding lawyers creative, knowledgeable, disciplined, extraordinary writers, thinkers and strategists for the law. I highly recommend them.

Arnold Lutzker Trustee

Commercial Litigation

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has a deep bench of experienced and skilled attorneys that are committed to a successful outcome, providing realistic and honest advice.

Commercial Litigation

I was very impressed with Matthew MacLean and Jessica Nyman of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. I felt comfortable with their thought process and briefs.

Litigation - Patent

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman was our counsel for a litigation matter. Despite the fact that we are located in Asia, the Palo Alto team was extremely responsive and provided comprehensive guidance throughout the difficult process. The team was a pleasure to work with.

Harold Chang General Counsel

Media Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's Scott Flick is a walking Wiki on FCC law. Jessica Nyman is incredible in her ability to keep my companies up to date with the latest filings. I am extremely fortunate to have access to the best available anywhere.

Media Law

Pillsbury Winthorp Shaw Pittman representatives are attentive, communicate effectively and very knowledgeable. I have full trust in how they represent my organization, with our best interest as their top priority.

Environmental Law

We have worked with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's Matt Morrison, a former EPA and Justice Department lawyer. He is simply excellent. He knows the law. Has terrific contacts at both EPA and DOJ. He recently argued a highly complex case before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and did a phenomenal job at oral argument, contributing significantly to our victory in that important case. He is always prepared, courteous, and professional.

Robert Dinneen Renewable Fuels Association

Environmental Law

Jeff Knight at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is one of the most valuable resources that I have for my real estate business.

Environmental Law

I have worked with Matt Morrison and other attorneys from the DC office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for many years on a variety of highly complex and consequential environmental issues involving several states and EPA regions. I have found Matt and his team to be world class experts on these matters, helping my company navigate these issues with skill and precision. I have learned a great deal from the team and genuinely enjoy working with them.

Bob Winstead Safety, Health, Environment and Security

Patent Law

We worked with Josh Tucker at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman on a new technology in the IoT and electricity field. This invention and product has many facets from electrical engineering, software development, field implementation, and go-to-market strategy. We were amazed that Josh's skills in electrical engineering, software, hardware, and business were just as strong as his legal acumen. His counsel added tremendous value to our product above and beyond our original concepts and design. Not only did we have the fasted US patent issued in 2019, but our product was improved because of Josh's time and attention to every detail of our design goals.

Mike Sorensen President

Patent Law

John Wetherell and his team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, have provided insightful and strategic advice, not only on the prosecution intellectual property, but also on the business side and monetization of such intellectual property. Pillsbury attorneys go the extra mile to deliver real business value to me as a customer. I find the associates and partners to be even keeled and can be trusted to get the job done within budgets and timelines.

Trademark Law

Patrick Jennings of Pillsbury Winthrop is an outstanding trademark attorney. He is always responsive, efficient, trustworthy and he's an expert in his field.

Lori Hall Partner and Office Leader of IP Group for Hamilton Office

Technology Law

I have partnered with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman on many large outsourcing technology deals. They remain my go to firm for transactional assistance. Highly recommend.

David Erich SVP Deputy General Counsel

Technology Law

This is the 2nd company I have brought Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman too and I will bring them with me anywhere I go in the future. Their technical consultants and lawyers are the absolute best in the business. I always end up with a thoroughly vetted contract (SW, HW, or Services) at a much more competitive price, with higher levels of service. I have used them on massive 4-5 year multi-million dollar deals and on smaller deals. They always deliver immediate value at a fair price. I have recommended Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman many times and every one who uses them reports back the same positive feedback.

Jennifer Greer-Glanville CIO

Technology Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's attorney John Barton's character, demeanor and approach to matters are his key qualities. The manner in which he engages clients and negotiating parties is persuasive, firm but very elegant. It is one of the main reasons we continue to rely on his services and referring matters to his attention. His knowledge and expertise on corporate law, contracting, IT, cloud computing and technology contracts is also unequaled.

Real Estate Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has some of the best real estate lawyers I have ever worked with throughout my career.

Frank Baltz Clark Construction Group

Real Estate Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a great team with fabulous in-debt knowledge about real estate law and New York.

Jens Andersson Klövern AB

Real Estate Law

Christian Buerger and his team Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman are excellent. Christian always works for a solution and provides superb information and guidance. Christian is thoughtful and complete in his responses and the work the he conducts on our behalf.

Ned Corini Senior Director, Global Real Estate

Real Estate Law

We have worked with Paul Shapses for many years and aside from Paul being a confidant, he has also become a dear friend. During Paul's tenure at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, we have had the most professional and reliable experience. The entire team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has been very reliable and we have always felt very confident with the advice that has been provided to us.

Raviraj Dave Three Wall Capital, LLC

Construction Law

Construction law is truly a sweet spot for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. We have worked closely with them for all the years I have been with Clark Construction Group.

Frank Baltz Clark Construction Group

Construction Law

We have worked with Mr. Charles Conrad in the Houston office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for a number of years. Mr. Conrad has exceptional knowledge and litigation prowess. He consistently achieves excellent results affording tremendous value. I can recommend Mr. Conrad and his team without reservation.

Brad Bruggemann The Gray Insurance Co.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

This review is based on the excellent work that Jessica Lutrin, a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's Executive Comp & Benefits practice in NYC and Austin, has done for my company over numerous M&A transactions. Jessica's expertise and responsiveness is top-notch, but she particularly excels at interacting with both her client (the acquirer) and the target company. She is both cool under pressure and warm in her interactions. With Jessica, I always know that I'm getting high quality legal work and the kind of service that you don't often see from a specialist area on an M&A transaction.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Cindy Schlaefer with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a very skilled and experienced advisor in this area. I have had fantastic experience with her.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jon Ocker at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is extremely effective at partnering with senior corporate management and the board.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Our experience with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has always been really positive. Professional, responsive, reasonable and very knowledgeable.

Tax Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is an excellent law firm. The tax lawyers are extremely responsive and available, very knowledgeable and professional. A true trusted partner.

Insurance Law

The insurance coverage lawyers at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's office in D.C. are very strong. Mark Plumer has been a trusted resource for coverage matters, and he is currently our go-to lawyer on insurance coverage issues generally, whether counseling or litigation. David Klein and Charrise Alexander are top-notch additions to the team. I would trust them with any coverage matter, no matter how big, and I am always impressed by their breadth of knowledge, skill, expertise, and efficiency in everything I've ever sent them. Unqualified recommendation for this fine group of lawyers.

Andrew Yoder CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is an excellent firm and representation by partner Matt Swartz.

Moe G. Abutaleb UltiSat, Inc.

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