Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington Delaware, announced today Directors Richard D. Kirk, Neil B. Glassman and Curtis P. Bounds were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Kirk was selected in the practice areas of administrative law and intellectual property. Glassman and Bounds were selected in the practice areas of 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 focuses his practice in the areas of administrative law, intellectual property litigation, general business litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Dick currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on Local Rules to the United States District Court in Delaware. . He is a Past President of the Delaware State Bar Association and chaired the Association’s Environmental Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections. He has served as chair of a a special committee appointed by the Delaware Superior Court that investigated the court’s asbestos and toxic tort docket; chair of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education, and president of the Board of Directors of Delaware Volunteer Legal Services. 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. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers since 1993.
Neil B. Glassman focuses his practice in corporate restructuring and insolvency; representing debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors or equity holders, secured lenders and other creditors in large bankruptcy cases and insolvency proceedings. An experienced transactional attorney, Neil represents clients in relation to the law of Delaware business entities including corporations, business trusts, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and conventional and captive insurance companies. Neil also serves as Bayard’s Chairman and head of the firm’s Bankruptcy group. He 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. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers since 2005.
Curtis P. Bounds concentrates hi practice in high net worth divorce and custody proceedings. He 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. Curtis Serves as head of Bayard’s Family Law practice,. returns to the list for his fourth year in the area of Family Law. 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. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers since 2008.
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.
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