Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington Delaware, announced today its inclusion in the inaugural Best Law Firms list published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm is recognized for outstanding achievement in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law.
Bayard directors Richard D. Kirk, Neil B. Glassman, and Curtis P. Bounds were also selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in the practice areas of administrative, bankruptcy and family law respectively. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.
Richard D. Kirk has made Best Lawyers since 1993. He focuses on general business litigation, intellectual property litigation, administrative law, and alternative dispute resolution. He is a member of the Delaware District Court Rules Advisory Committee, has chaired both the Intellectual Property Section and Environmental Law Sections of the Delaware State Bar Association, just completed a term on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Bar Foundation, and is a senior member of the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court. He graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in 1975, and earned his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1978.
Neil B. Glassman, Bayard’s Chairman and head of the firm’s Bankruptcy group, returns to the list for his fifth consecutive year, recognized in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. He represents debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors or equity holders, secured lenders, banks, insurance companies, and other creditors in large bankruptcy cases and other insolvency proceedings. Also an experienced transactional attorney, Glassman earned his B.A. from Trinity College in 1974, his M.B.A. from University of Connecticut in 1978, and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1981.
Curtis P. Bounds, head of Bayard’s Family Law practice, returns to the list for his third year in the area of Family Law. He concentrates in high net worth divorce and high conflict custody cases, and also assists clients with pre-nuptial agreements, support matters, visitation, and adoption. He is a past Chair of the Delaware Bar Association Family Law Section and currently serves as a Commissioner to the Delaware Family Law Commission and as a member of the Delaware Humanities Council. He graduated from University of Dallas with a B.A. in 1983, and earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990.
Bayard, P.A., a Wilmington, Delaware-based firm, has nationally recognized practices in commercial bankruptcy, and corporate and commercial litigation, intellectual property, securitization, structured finance, and insurance insolvencies. Other established practices include counseling clients in the formation of corporations and other alternative entities, real estate, insurance, tax, estate planning and estate administration, and domestic disputes.
About the U.S. News-Best Law Firms List
The inaugural publication of the Best Law Firms ranks over 8,000 law firms in 81 practice areas. The list provides a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession basing its ranking on quantitative and qualitative data. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.
About the Best Lawyers List
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.