PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman is proud to announce that five of its partners were chosen by their peers to be included in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers Pittsburgh. The recognized lawyers include Sally Griffith Cimini, Pete A. Fuscaldo, David W. Lampl, Frederick C. Leech and Wesley Yang. All five attorneys were also nationally recognized by The Best Lawyers in America publication.
Sally Griffith Cimini has been recognized in the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment categories. Sally has over 25 years of experience devoted exclusively to counseling and litigating on behalf of private and public sector employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination and is highly regarded for her experience in the areas of employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Sally serves as Chair of Leech Tishman’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Practice Groups in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and is a member of Leech Tishman’s Management Committee.
Pete Fuscaldo has been recognized in the Corporate Law and Tax Law categories. Pete represents a diverse group of established, privately-held companies, often serving as general business counsel in both day-to-day matters and strategic transactions. He advises on the form of business entity and structure of business acquisitions, private equity transactions, and dispositions to minimize federal income tax consequences. In addition to his business counseling, Pete represents clients in federal tax controversies at the administrative dispute resolution level before the IRS and in litigation before the U.S. Tax Court. Pete is the firm’s managing partner, serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is a member of Leech Tishman’s Corporate, Taxation and Construction Practice Groups in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
David Lampl has been recognized in the Bankruptcy and Creditor – Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law category. David is highly regarded for the major role he has played in numerous local and national high profile cases involving Chapter 11 bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings. Over the course of his career, David has served as lead counsel on behalf of banks, creditors’ committees and debtor companies in a wide variety of complex bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. David serves as Co-Chair of Leech Tishman’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
Fred Leech has been recognized in the Banking & Finance law category. Fred has a wide-ranging legal practice advising business clients on regulatory matters, corporate governance and acquisition transactions. He serves as outside general counsel to a number of operating company clients, principally in the manufacturing and media industries. In this role, in addition to managing his own legal projects, Fred oversees the delivery of a wide range of services in areas such as intellectual property, employment, tax, litigation, environmental law and benefits. Fred also has significant experience representing investment advisers in regulatory matters and strategic transactions. Fred serves as Chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and is a partner in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office.
Wesley Yang has been recognized in the Tax Law category. Wesley is well known for his experience in complex corporate and tax law matters. As a tax attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Wesley has more than 37 years of broad experience in estate planning and administration, asset protection planning, corporate and partnership taxation, international taxation, captive insurance companies and management succession planning for closely held businesses. He specializes in the areas of income tax and estate planning for high net worth individuals and owners of closely held businesses. Wesley is Chair of the firm’s Taxation Practice Group. He also practices in the Corporate and Estates & Trusts Practice Groups in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office.
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Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.