Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington, Delaware, announced today that five Bayard attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© as leading practitioners in their respective practice areas. Neil B. Glassman, Charlene D. Davis and Scott D. Cousins were recognized for their work in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law. Charlene was also recognized in bankruptcy litigation. Richard D. Kirk was recognized for his work in intellectual property litigation and administrative / regulatory law. Curtis Bounds was recognized for his family law practice.
The Best Lawyers in America is one of the most visible peer-review publications in legal professions. For more than three decades, it has been regarded as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Inclusion in the 2016 Edition is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation involving 6.7 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion is considered a singular honor.
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 a member of The Best Lawyers in America list 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 was first recognized on The Best Lawyers in America list in 2013.
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 during his years in private practice, Scott has wide-ranging experience in commercial transactions as a result of his role as in-house counsel for two large energy-related companies. Scott has been recognized on The Best Lawyers in America list since 2006.
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. He brings with him a career of varied experiences that help shape and inform his work on each new case. 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 listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years.
Curtis P. Bounds is a director of Bayard. He concentrates his practice in complex divorce and child custody cases and assists clients with pre and post nuptial agreements, support matters, visitation and adoption. In 2008, 2010 and 2013, Curtis was designated by vote of his peers as a Top Divorce and Family Lawyer in Delaware Today magazine. He was first recognized on The Best Lawyers in America list in 2009, and in 2015 was selected as the Best Lawyers® Family Law Lawyer of the Year in Wilmington, Delaware.