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

Firm Congratulates Sally Griffith Cimini, Pete A. Fuscaldo, David W. Lampl and Wesley Yang

PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman is proud to announce that four of its lawyers were chosen by their peers to be included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The lawyers, all partners of the firm, are Sally Griffith Cimini, Pete A. Fuscaldo, David W. Lampl and Wesley Yang.

Sally Griffith Cimini is recognized for a fifth 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 and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Pete Fuscaldo is recognized for a fourth year 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.

David Lampl is recognized for a fourth year in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (Insolvency & Reorganization) and Litigation (Bankruptcy) categories. 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 on the firm’s Management Committee and is member of Leech Tishman’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group.

Wesley Yang is recognized for a second year 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 36 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.

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, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Leech Tishman has offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.