(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that Ronni G. Davidowitz, Guy Dempsey, Christina E. Hassan and Floyd A. Mandell were honored with 2016 Client Choice awards presented by the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology. All four attorneys were selected exclusively in their respective categories. Davidowitz was recognized in the Private Client (New York) category; Dempsey in Derivatives (New York); Hassan in Real Estate (Washington, DC); and Mandell in Intellectual Property: Trademarks (Illinois). Client Choice award winners can only be nominated by senior corporate counsel and this year's 383 recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.
"This award underscores the respect our attorneys have earned through their dedication to their craft and the extraordinary client service they provide," said Katten Chairman Vincent A.F. Sergi. "It is a privilege for us to be able to work with our clients as trusted business advisors, and we are grateful to them for this recognition."
Davidowitz, who was given the top recognition in the Private Client category for New York, is a partner with extensive experience in estate planning and complex estate and trust administration. As head of Katten's New York Trusts and Estates practice, she is committed to developing strategies that respond to the constant changes in the tax structure and economic climate, including counseling on asset protection, business succession planning and intergenerational transfers.
Dempsey, the top choice in the Derivatives category for New York and 2014 winner in the Derivatives category for both New York and the US, is of counsel and focuses his practice on derivatives and structured products and on bank regulation. He advises clients on derivatives and structured products of all types across all asset classes, as well as on related corporate governance, regulatory, collateral, compliance, insolvency and litigation issues arising from ISDA documentation, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations.
Hassan, the exclusive winner in the Real Estate category for Washington, DC, is a partner who focuses her practice on commercial real estate primarily handling transactions in the hospitality and lodging industry including, the acquisition, financing, disposition, development, franchising, leasing and management of hotels, resorts, restaurants and special event facilities. She has acted as primary counsel in numerous transactions worldwide, including on every continent other than Antarctica.
Mandell, the exclusive winner in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks category for Illinois, is a partner and national co-chair of Katten's Intellectual Property department and co-head of the Trademarks and Trademark Litigation practice. He handles a wide range of matters on behalf of his clients, including trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secrets, copyrights, high-tech disputes, e-commerce/Internet disputes, false advertising, entertainment litigation and First Amendment litigation.
Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognize those partners around the world who stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond other players in the market, including quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing expertise and use of technology.