For Immediate Release

Contact: Mala Mason
Phone: 412.225.9568

Press Statement

Leech Tishman Lawyers Chosen Among Best Lawyers in America in National Survey

Firm Congratulates Sally Griffith Cimini, Pete Fuscaldo & David Lampl 

PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman is proud to announce that three of its lawyers were chosen by their peers to be included in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The lawyers, all partners of the firm, are Sally Griffith Cimini, Pete A. Fuscaldo and David W. Lampl.

Sally Griffith Cimini is recognized for a third year in the Employment Law (Management), Litigation (Labor & Employment) and Mediation categories. With 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, Sally 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.

Pete Fuscaldo is recognized for a second year in the Tax Law category. 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 and a member of Leech Tishman’s Corporate, Taxation and Construction Practice Groups.

David Lampl is recognized for a second year in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (Insolvency & Reorganization) 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. David is a partner of Leech Tishman and has also been listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine since 2006. David was named in the Top 50 of Pittsburgh’s Super Lawyers in 2008 and also recognized in the publication’s 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition.

All three partners hold the AV® Preeminent™ certification in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that these lawyers’ peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence.

Published since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

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. We offer 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, litigation, real estate, and taxation. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit