Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington, Delaware, announced today that Chambers and Partners has ranked seven Bayard lawyers as “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA 2016. The firm was ranked as a leading Delaware firm for its bankruptcy/restructuring, chancery and intellectual property practices.
Directors Neil B. Glassman, Charlene D. Davis, Scott D. Cousins and Justin Alberto were ranked as leading individuals for their work in bankruptcy/restructuring. Directors Stephen B. Brauerman and Richard D. Kirk were ranked for their work in intellectual property. Steve was also recognized for his corporate litigation practice in the Court of Chancery. Director Marla H. Norton was ranked as a leading individual in corporate/M&A & alternative entities.
Chambers and Partners is considered among the premier resources for finding reliable, capable and appropriate business lawyers on the basis of legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client-service. Rankings are compiled based on independent research and in-depth interviews with key in-house counsel and private practice attorneys.
Neil B. Glassman is chairman of Bayard’s Board of Directors and heads the firm’s bankruptcy group. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency law, and insurance and entity law. Neil regularly represents debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors or equity holders, secured lenders, banks and insurance companies, financial institutions and publicly and privately held businesses in large bankruptcy cases and other insolvency proceedings including insurance company insolvencies. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy/restructuring by Chambers USA each year since 2006.
Charlene D. Davis is a director at Bayard. She focuses her practice on corporate bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Charlene regularly represents debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors or equity holders, lenders, insurance companies, trustees and creditors in large bankruptcy cases. A former Assistant United States Attorney, she is currently a member of the Special Masters Panel for the United States District Court in Delaware. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy/restructuring by Chambers USA each year since 2009.
Scott D. Cousins is a director at Bayard with more than 20 years of experience in the restructuring field. He has participated in many of the largest and most complicated business reorganizations, liquidations and distressed sales and acquisitions in Delaware’s state and federal courts. He is also experienced in out of court restructurings and workouts. He has appeared in many bankruptcy jurisdictions across the country. In addition to his restructuring expertise, Scott has wide-ranging experience in commercial transactions as a result of his in-house counsel role for two large energy-related companies. Scott has been ranked as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy/restructuring by Chambers USA from 2004-2006 and from 2010 through 2016.
Stephen B. Brauerman is a director at Bayard. Steve concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, commercial and intellectual property litigation in Delaware’s state and federal courts. He has litigated a wide array of cases involving fiduciary duty claims, corporate and alternative entity control disputes, advancement/indemnification, breach of contract, antitrust, securities, patent infringement, copyright infringement and trademark matters. Steve also counsels clients concerning the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and Delaware’s alternative entity statutes. Steve has been recognized by Chambers USA in both chancery and intellectual property litigation since 2013.
Richard D. Kirk is a director at Bayard. He focuses on general business litigation, intellectual property litigation, administrative law, and alternative dispute resolution. Dick came to practice in an age of generalists, not specialists, and as a result has appeared in virtually all of Delaware’s courts and has had a career of varied experiences. His practice now tends toward the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. In 1993-94, Dick served as the then youngest president of the Delaware State Bar Association, and has served on or chaired numerous bar and court committees and civic organizations. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in intellectual property by Chambers USA each year since 2006.
Marla H. Norton is a director at Bayard. She concentrates her practice on Delaware business entities (including corporations, limited liability companies, statutory trusts and partnerships), corporate governance, and third party legal opinions. Marla has approximately 29 years of experience in a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including securitization transactions, corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, franchise advice, captive insurance matters and secured lending. She has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in corporate/M&A and alternative entities each year since 2008.
Justin R. Alberto is a director at Bayard, who focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring. He has experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, lenders, bondholders, secured and unsecured creditors, plan administrators and other interested entities in various bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation proceedings. In addition to his restructuring practice, Justin also has experience representing entities involved in litigation arising under and transactions governed by the General Corporation Law of Delaware. He is a certified mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is included on the Register of Mediators and Arbitrators maintained by the Court. This is Justin’s first year being recognized by Chambers USA.