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Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1933
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Overview

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Since 1933, clients have turned to Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for trusted representation and guidance on issues critical to achievement of their business goals. With over 190 attorneys in seventeen offices located in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, we are one of the mid-Atlantic’s leading law firms.

We advise clients on a broad range of corporate, litigation, technology and regulatory legal issues, both in the U.S. and abroad. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium enterprises to start-ups. They include businesses engaged in construction, finance, government contracts, higher education, health care, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, nonprofits, real estate, securities, technology and transportation, among others. We help our clients arrange financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. Additionally, we advise companies and organizations of all sizes on tax, employment and real estate matters. Our litigation attorneys provide legal representation in court, arbitration and mediation, as well as before administrative agencies in a broad range of corporate, partnership, business and commercial disputes. While based in the mid-Atlantic region, we regularly represent clients throughout the United States.

Our firm excels in being highly responsive, understanding our clients’ businesses and delivering cost-effective, practical legal solutions that meet clients’ unique and constantly evolving needs. In all cases, we strive to provide outstanding value through efficient staffing and assignments among a team of professionals and paraprofessionals, without compromise of quality or service. We pride ourselves on being known for cutting to the core of legal issues without mincing words or wasting dollars, an approach we believe sets us apart from other big full-service firms.

Rankings

Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP is nationally ranked in 21 practice areas and metro ranked in 43 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation

Metro Rankings

Baltimore
Tier 1 for Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Employment Law - Management
I have worked with Whiteford Taylor Preston's firm for many years through my career as an Executive in the senior living industry. Their team of content expert attorneys are the very best and have provided sound, reliable, and trustworthy counsel.
Robin Somers – Broadmead, A Dynamic Lifestyle Community
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Whiteford Taylor Preston has the best and most effective bankruptcy group in the country. Paul Nussbaum is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with.
Steve Schram, Co-President – Shapiro Lifschitz and Schram, PC
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Kevin Hroblak in the litigation group at Whiteford Taylor Preston has been successful for us numerous times and we would go to him again and recommend him any time.
Steven Sass – Steven D. Sass, LLC
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Whiteford Taylor Preston is a top level firm for bankruptcy creditor matters. Extra bonus is their cost-effectiveness. Marty Fletcher, Paul Nussbaum and their team are among the best in the country, not just the Baltimore-Washington region.
Steven Sass – Steven D. Sass, LLC
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Whiteford Taylor Preston was an exceptional partner throughout the process. I was 100% satisfied with the quality of their work and the personal touch they included.
Mastin M. Robeson – Imperatis Corp.
Information Technology Law
Keith Mousdale of Whiteford Taylor Preston is insightful and knowledgeable in ways that really benefit technology firms. He has taken us to a higher level of preparedness for industry changes.
April Pearson – AirFacts, Inc.
Commercial Litigation
Whiteford Taylor Preston have excellent attorneys and are a pleasure to work with.
Jim Nolan – Balitmore County, MD
Insurance Law
I have been working with Whiteford Taylor Preston for a number of years. I have always enjoyed the interaction with their lawyers, especially Ed Buxbaum. He is always timely with responses to coverage questions, his opinions are valuable and he gives excellent ongoing advice.
Gail Mandell, CPCU – Harford Mutual Insurance Company
Employment Law - Management
The employment law team at Whiteford Taylor Preston is my go to on any matter related to personnel issues. They are knowledgeable and professional, always offering high value advice and counsel.
Mike Johnson – National Sand, Stone & Gravel Association (NSSGA)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Whiteford Taylor Preston handles government plans and provides advice and services on government defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Paul Madden is always very responsive and very helpful with any issues that arise.
Cheryl George – Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Mike Roeschenthaler at Whiteford Taylor Preston is quite good at bankruptcy law, all aspects.
Richard Bolen – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Nonprofit / Charities Law
I have had an excellent relationship with the firm partner Eileen Johnson, at Whiteford Taylor Preston, who serves as legal counsel to NASSP.
JoAnn Bartoletti – National Association of Secondary School Principals
Corporate Law
We have used Whiteford Taylor Preston for several years and found our General counsel David Cahn to be very responsive and mindful of our corporate needs.
Pradeep Anand
Trusts and Estates
My work has been primarily with the estates and trust attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. They have been experienced, thoughtful, interested in their clients, willing to listen to my comments and suggestions, and willing to work with PNC Bank. They clearly know their area of law. They have also been active in the community and take continuing education classes, so seem to stay current in their field.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
I have had an excellent experience with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. They have been responsive, knowledgeable, cost-effective and understanding. I would highly recommend them to other potential clients.
Construction Law
I have worked with Bob Carney of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for over a decade. He is an experienced construction litigator who has provided extraordinary legal support on a broad of matters: contract drafting and review, strategic counseling, and dispute resolution including litigation. I have worked with many other lawyers and law firms and I can sincerely and wholeheartedly recommend him as a top-notch lawyer to others (except for parties opposing me of course).
Land Use and Zoning Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has an excellent land use practice. They have served my company well for the past 20 years.
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has some excellent lawyers and has justifiably become a go-to firm for bankruptcy litigation. They have achieved extraordinary results in a number of cases.
Trusts and Estates
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a very good service provider who does a great job for a reasonable fee. They are good listeners and are very good at explaining options and helping you achieve your goals. I highly recommend them.
Litigation - Bankruptcy
We have been with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for 23+ years and they always provide excellent professional expertise in all fields. In addition, we are treated with the highest level of attention/response and service at all times. You just cannot beat the knowledge, experience, and character of their team.
Corporate Law
I have only positive things to say about our relationship with Whiteford, Taylor and Preston (WTP). I have served on the Board of National Senior Campuses, Inc. for almost eleven years. In that time, I have come to know and respect Herman Rosenthal who is our primary contact at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. He is professional and knowledgeable about our business and the industry in which we operate. Aside from that, he has become someone that I can turn to for personal advice and counsel. He is one of the finest lawyers.
Construction Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides timely, practical advice.
Public Finance Law
I have worked with Whiteford, Preston & Taylor for over 20 years and they have provided excellent service throughout that time.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
I strongly recommend Paul Nussbaum and his associates at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. Their advocacy was tremendous value to us.
Real Estate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides excellent service and has a long and positive tradition in the area.
Real Estate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has a very deep knowledge of Baltimore and its unique real estate challenges.
Employment Law - Management
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston was tremendous in helping me separate from my old firm, which was fraught with issues, and start my new firm. They are now my counsel for my new firm. Ari Ghosal handled my issues and was a tremendous resource to me. They were very professional, on top of the issues, and gave tremendous advice. I would highly recommend Mr. Ghosal to anyone leaving a firm or starting their own.
Health Care Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a great firm that helps with medical licensure issues.
Land Use and Zoning Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is an unparalleled top drawer Baltimore County firm for Land Use & Zoning.
Real Estate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a top10 Baltimore County firm for Real Estate Law.
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a great firm with expert lawyers.
Health Care Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a firm we have used for health care for a number of years. We would not use any other firm in the Baltimore area. They are the best for their expertise in the area of health care. We would recommend them highly to any other clients. Their response time is excellent.
Susan Shea, President/CEO – Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Inc.
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is our firm's first choice for legal advice. We have yet to find an occasion that required us to reach out to another firm. ERISA is only one area of expertise that we have accessed at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.
Real Estate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has great service.
Steven Shaw – Shaw Real Estate, LLC
Nonprofit / Charities Law
In particular, I have worked with Jefferson Glassie of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and have enjoyed an excellent working relationship for well over a decade. He offers very detailed counsel and ensures that we have a full understanding, including our options. He also optimizes using highly qualified associates to be as cost-effective and efficient as possible. Everyone at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is wonderful to work with.
Claire Shanley – American Society of Access Professionals
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Paul Nussbaum at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is the finest attorney I have had the pleasure to work with in my entire career. He is brilliant yet practical and gets a great result for his client. He and his entire group are extremely responsive, very strategic in their approach to business and legal matters.
Steve Schram, Co-President – Shapiro Lifschitz and Schram, PC
Trusts and Estates
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has a great Trusts & Estates practice.
John Poulton
Nonprofit / Charities Law
ACRO has used Whiteford, Taylor & Preston since our founding in 2001. I would rate their services excellent across all dimensions.
Douglas Peddicord, Executive Director – Association of Clinical Research Organizations
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Ed Buxbaum of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is an effective communicator with a great sound legal mind.
Paul Oliver, Owner – D’Alesio’s Restaurant of Little Italy
Employment Law - Management
Steven Bers of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has done various work for us over 20 years and has done an outstanding job. I highly commend his expertise and professionalism.
Rick Mosteller, Partner – Fort Sumter Tours
Health Care Law
We have used Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for litigation, Tax exempt Bond financing and regulatory compliance in Health Care for many years. They are professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Tthey understand our business and advise us in a collaborative manner. They have been good to work with on many occasions and in circumstances.
Geary Millikin – Carroll Lutheran Village
Education Law
Al Mezzanotte of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is an excellent lawyer in the higher Ed field. He gives practical advice and has expertise in Title IX and FERPA. The firm has a strong litigation practice area that benefits education clients.
Erin Millar – University of Maryland, University College
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Paul Madden, of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, has capably supported the Howard County Retirement Plan and Howard County Police and Fire Plan since their inceptions. Paul is the foundation of the plans institutional memory and routinely provides legal and plan guidance, and sound advice as we grapple with the immediate and long-term issues affecting our plans and members.
Stanley Milesky – Howard County Government
Nonprofit / Charities Law
I have the highest regard for the attorneys at Whiteford Taylor Preston. Over the many years I have worked with them, I have always been exceptionally satisfied and confident regarding their professional advice, attention to client service, prompt responsiveness to my needs and the overall support they provide. I often recommend Whiteford, Taylor & Preston to friends and clients, which is the real test of how one feels about a firm.
David Kushner – The Kushner Companies, LLC
Public Finance Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has served as one of our main outside counsel for the past 20 years. They have represented us in many financial transactions, as well as general business matters. They do an excellent job of representing our interests and have enormous expertise. They are excellent.
Peggy Crespi Kaplan – Asbury Communities, Inc.
Corporate Law
I received more than I expected both in turnaround time and deliverables from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston!
David Jenkins – Formerly at New Carbon Company, Inc.
Employment Law - Management
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a great employment law firm!
Sue Hubbel, Director of Human Resources – Active Minerals International LLC
Employment Law - Management
My experience with Whiteford Taylor is limited to their labor and employment practice, but I can vouch for their excellent work and thoughtful responses to complicated questions of law in this area. I recommend them highly, especially partner Kevin McCormick.
Susan Fentin, Partner – Skoler Abbott & Presser, PC
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is always available when needed and advice has been excellent. They respond to inquiries within hours but never longer than a day, understand the questions asked and are very professional in their replies as well as extremely courteous.
Dennis Fennell – FUJIFILM North America Inc.
Venture Capital Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is an exceptionally responsive and cost-effective firm.
Craig England – England & Company, LLC
Corporate Law
We used Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for both general business and securities/financing services. The main people I deal with are both extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They understand what I am trying to achieve and they get the work done quickly while adding helpful ideas on alternatives. When compared with other firms in the area I find there fees to be a bit lower because they do not use a bunch of associates and then add their time. They are very effective in use of their time.
Ronald Diegelman – SameGrain, Inc.
Commercial Litigation
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has the ability to manage strategy at a macro level and the details required to make that strategy happen -- they truly see both the forest and the trees.
John DeGroote, President – John DeGroote Services
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has been among the go-to firms I have used on the Trust's biggest matters, and I couldn't be more pleased.
John DeGroote, President – John DeGroote Services
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Jeff Glassie, a partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, has served as our general counsel for more than a decade. He's helped us with everything from bylaws and certification programs to intellectual property. We're very pleased.
Susan Connors, President & CEO – Brain Injury Association of America
Commercial Litigation
The Whiteford, Taylor & Preston firm assisted in filing a complaint in the U.S District Court in Mississippi against a large national health management company. Attorneys Ryan, Kroblak and Casagrande were involved and were critical in guiding this litigation to a successful settlement after protracted litigation and discovery nationwide. I would recommend them without hesitation for their competence, knowledge of the law and superior trial ability.
Walter Brown – Bell South
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's nonprofit group is top notch.
Walter Bacak, Executive Director – American Translators Association
Privacy and Data Security Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a very reputable firm with a deep bench of knowledgeable and responsive attorneys. The firm is growing their Privacy and Data Security Law practice, and I've been very pleased with the quality of work from partners and associates. I can depend on Whiteford, Taylor & Preston to provide expert guidance on emerging and complex privacy and security matters affecting my business.
Real Estate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is very responsive. They are extremely dedicated and treat me and my firm as true partners.
Corporate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is very responsive and knowledgeable in franchise law. It is also extremely helpful in assisting our organization to become a franchisor. I highly recommend this firm to employers looking to become franchisors.
Corporate Law
I work with David Cahn at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. Although we started small, he was very caring about our business and did an excellent job, guiding us in franchising our business. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and engaged. I'd recommend him for any franchising business.
Corporate Law
Mr. David Cahn and his team at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have counselled us for close to fourteen years. His advice has been valuable, and his involvement in looking after company interests is timely. We have found him to be very professional.
Employment Law - Management
Our experience with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is very positive. We would recommend to friends and colleagues.
Education Law
Steve Tiller of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is an excellent attorney. He provides sound advice on intellectual property matters and commercial litigation. He is thoughtful, engages in cost effective strategies and is an amazing negotiator.
Land Use and Zoning Law
My family and my various companies have had the pleasure working with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for over 20 years. Their knowledge of the legal process coupled with their expertise to close deals has put their firm at the top of my list.
Nonprofit / Charities Law
We are very satisfied with the representation we receive from Jeff Glassie of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.
Employment Law - Management
I always get great outcomes with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston -- very happy customer. Thank you!
Commercial Litigation
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston came through when the going got tough -- getting a fantastic result with a cost-sensible approach.
Real Estate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a well known firm with local roots and growing regionally. It is a great group of lawyers in the Real Estate and other practices -- we also use the Employee Benefits Practice group and are very pleased with their services.
Privacy and Data Security Law
I work closely with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Cybersecurity, Data Management & Privacy practice in a variety of different capacities. Through mutual client relationships, I have firsthand experience with their work, professionalism and deep knowledge of the data privacy, cybersecurity and technology legal landscape. Over and above their work for clients, the Whiteford, Taylor & Preston team is always available to participate in events and initiatives to help educate the business community about data privacy, cybersecurity and technology issues. Without hesitation I encourage my clients and prospects to work with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston as a key partner to help them prepare for and respond to data privacy and cybersecurity issues. In addition, they are a key partner for my organization and an important member of the cybersecurity community in our region.
Mike Volk – PSA Insurance & Financial Services
Employment Law - Management
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. The lawyers exhibit the height of professionalism, are proactive, give thoughtful and useful analyses of issues, and are very cost-effective.
Faith E. Thomas – Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Environmental Law
Trent Zivkovich at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is awesome. I love working with him.
Steven Shaw – Shaw Real Estate, LLC
Nonprofit / Charities Law
We have worked with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and, in particular, Jefferson Glassie for over ten years. They are extremely responsive and provide very thorough and understandable answers and options.
Claire Shanley – American Society of Access Professionals
Litigation - Bankruptcy
The Litigation-Bankruptcy Group at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are extremely knowledgeable, effective, and strategic. They outlawyer the competition in every instance. They are amazing advocates!
Steve Schram, Co-President – Shapiro Lifschitz and Schram, PC
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Paul Nussbaum at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is without a doubt the finest bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights attorney i have ever had the pleasure of working with and one of the finest attorneys of any kind that i have had an opportunity to work with. Paul and his group are smart, experienced, practical, responsive, strategic and cost-effective. I would recommend them with absolutely no hesitation.
Steve Schram, Co-President – Shapiro Lifschitz and Schram, PC
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has outstanding expertise in a full range of commercial bankruptcy services for creditors. The multi-location structure facilitates wide geographic coverage and Baltimore HQ enables cost-beneficial rate structure. They are extremely strong in bankruptcy-related litigation and advisory services for creditors and creditor committees.
Steven Sass – Steven D. Sass, LLC
Public Finance Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has always been extremely responsive to our organization and offers value regarding the insights they provide on the various matters.
Steve Powell – Carroll Lutheran Village, Inc.
Construction Law
I have had the pleasure to work with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's construction, general counsel and criminal specialists. They do an amazing job all around. Each individual was a true expert in their specialized discipline and did not disappoint. I exclusively recommend WTP to every one of my industry peers.
Nathan Port – McLean House Condominium Manager
Environmental Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has outstanding service with results-oriented approach. They paid attention to the project details with no lost time on unnecessary initiatives.
Mark Parker – Eastern Shore Natural Gas
Environmental Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston attorneys are highly ethical.
Donald O'Shaughnessy – D. O'Shaughnessy Consulting, Inc.
Corporate Law
Having also used NY and PHL firms as well for many years, I find that Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has been the most cost effective choice for the Balt/Wash area with very competitive skill sets.
David Norman
Employment Law - Management
I have worked with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for over twenty years, and they have done outstanding work. They provide high quality and great customer service.
Rick Mosteller, Partner – Fort Sumter Tours
Litigation - Environmental
I advise business owners on their most complex problems. In one situation, we interacted with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for a particular client's intellectual property and data compensation litigation. I have found Steve Tiller and Barry Neuman to be very accomplished and good at their trade. They have significant expertise in the area, which has been great for the client in strategy and results.
Randy Miller – Bryan Cave
Commercial Litigation
I advise business owners on their most complex problems. In one situation, we interacted with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for a particular client's intellectual property and data compensation litigation. I have found Steve Tiller and Barry Neuman to be very accomplished and excellent at their trade. They have significant expertise in the area, which has been great for the client in strategy and results.
Randy Miller – Bryan Cave
Corporate Law
David Cahn of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a dedicated resource. He goes out of his way to provide the best service. Always available and very prompt, David is a true partner for our firm.
John Mazarakis
Privacy and Data Security Law
We started to work with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston after a long, exhaustive search. We were looking for high qualified, specialized, and affordable guidance and have been very pleased thus far. Our primary resource, Keith Mousdale, is one of the most competent and qualified privacy experts in the country!
Kevin Lancaster – ID Agent, LLC
Corporate Law
We have been using Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for seven years and would highly recommend them to any small, medium or large size organizations. They are also very well networked and have provided excellent guidance on international legal issues.
Todd Hess, Chief Executive Officer – The SailTime Group, LLC
Corporate Law
I have worked with several attorneys over the past 20 years and found the firm, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, to consistently be excellent. The lawyers (from corporate to HR to Patents/IP to expertise in cybersecurity) have all been very good and knowledgeable. All of the lawyers I have worked with are very efficient and ethical. Also, many of our incubator companies have worked with the firm with very positive experiences. I would be happy to be a reference and/or provide additional information.
Ellen Hemmerly – UMBC Research Park Corporation
Public Finance Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is absolutely a top-notch firm, with well-rounded attorneys who know our business and provide an invaluable service. There are not enough superlatives for the folks we work with there. I have absolutely no hesitation to recommend without reservation.
Amy Harrison – The Kendal Corporation
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston attorneys are very professional and courteous. They make themselves available and if not at that very moment, will advise you when then can reach you. Sound advice has always been provided and they are very easy to work with and take time to explain issues and offer clarity on all procedures.
Dennis Fennell – FUJIFILM North America Inc.
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has several excellent bankruptcy attorneys and litigators.
Mark Elliott – Phillips Nizer LLP
Commercial Litigation
I have seen several of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's litigators in action. They are very effective advocates.
Mark Elliott – Phillips Nizer LLP
Corporate Law
David Cahn of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has provided superb counsel to our franchising company and has always been immediately responsive to our legal needs. I would highly recommend David Cahn.
Wayne Diviney, Chief Financial Officer – The SailTime Group, LLC
Corporate Law
Whenever I call on the attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, they quickly and clearly understand my need and respond appropriately. If there is a special need, they look to others in the firm and respond timely. The time spent on projects always seems reasonable and the related billings are appropriate. They display an excellent business understanding and help our company get things accomplished within the confines of the law. I have recommended them to others and will continue to do so.
Ronald Diegelman – SameGrain, Inc.
Corporate Law
Our experience with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is directly with David Cahn. Mr. Cahn worked with us on our franchising efforts. He was truly outstanding through the process. After agreeing on a price upfront with clear terms and timelines we spent the next few months working closely with him. He was professional but also caring in the sense that understood our goals, made himself available for any of our questions and took the time to speak on phone with us numerous times for what added up to many hours. He was accommodating to any of our revisions and met all of our goals. Through this process his work was top-notch. I not only am glad to have worked with him and his firm, but also am looking forward to continue to work with him on all the needs we have on the franchising avenue of our business. In addition, being that his firm is in Baltimore and we are in California we made arrangements to meet face to face during a trip he took to Palm Springs which helped our personal rapport.
Elias Berlinger
Privacy and Data Security Law
I was introduced to Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in 2010 and began working with their cyber practice team in 2011-2012. I found them to be strong client advocates who delved into the client’s problems and worked to find solutions. As cyber risk continued to evolve, I found that they worked to stay on top of emerging issues and created tools and processes that could be utilized to help clients identify and minimize their cyber risk. They clearly understood that insurance coverage was a vehicle that could be used to recover financially when all risk mitigation failed, that securing an insurance policy was not the end game, and that all cyber policies are not alike. The firm promoted the concept of risk resiliency long before it became a more common theme in the cyber world. In particular, the practice leaders Keith Moulsdale and Howard Feldman are down to earth, excellent communicators, and effective at what they do both before and then after a breach occurs. The finest compliment that I can give them is that I have utmost confidence that they will take excellent care of any client that I refer to them.
Valerie Corekin – PSA Insurance & Financial Services
Corporate Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is very responsive and very productive. They can get things done quickly and accurately which results in reasonable cost for the whole project. We used firm recently for a securities sale and the result was that it cost the company about 2/3 what other forms would have charged.
Ronald Diegelman – SameGrain, Inc.
Health Care Law
Rose Matricciani with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is very competent and has been an excellent success record with special licensure cases.
Cathy Kowalewski – Wilmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, JHH
Commercial Litigation
The expansive staff of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston truly leverage their collective experience to work together and achieve the best outcomes.
Construction Law
Bob Carney is an excellent construction lawyer, helpful in various areas including commercial construction/EPC contracting, dispute resolution, and litigation. He is experienced, cost-effective, personable, available, and reasonable in every respect. I've worked with Bob and the Whiteford team for over a decade and I plan to continue to do so for decades to come.
Trusts and Estates
Broad based expertise in estates and trusts area; one of the best in the area.
Environmental Law
Barry Neuman and Lynn Gallagher are excellent lawyers who provide smart, reasoned advocacy.
Corporate Law
I have worked with the Corporate Law team at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for over 30 years. That should say it all. They continue to provide sound advice, responsive customer service, and fair pricing.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is very knowledgeable and professional in all my dealings with them. They go out of their way to get back to you and have always offered solid suggestions on how to handle complicated issues.
Employment Law - Management
Peter Guattery of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is the employment law attorney with whom I work. He has thorough knowledge on a wide range of employment related issues. His responses to and representation of our company has been top-notch. I highly recommend him.
Commercial Litigation
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston attorney John Hathway has rendered exceptional services to our business. John has successfully handled several complex, difficult legal matters for us.
Donald C. Tiemeyer
Information Technology Law
The corporate agreements WTP drafted are very effective in creating a litigation-free business operation for us.
Chet Thaker, CEO – TeleBright Corporation
Technology Law
Steve Tiller of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is an amazing litigator. His grasp of intellectual property law and the litigation process were critical in winning our lawsuit.
Chet Thaker, CEO – TeleBright Corporation
Trademark Law
WTP has been very punctual and effective in managing our trademarks, service marks, and their renewals. They make it very easy.
Chet Thaker, CEO – TeleBright Corporation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Steve Tiller of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is an amazing litigator. His grasp of the intellectual property law and the litigation process were critical in winning our lawsuit.
Chet Thaker, CEO – TeleBright Corporation
Employment Law - Management
Peter Guattery of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is the best employment lawyer I have ever worked with. I've known him for more than 20 years and his level of commitment and expertise is always outstanding.
Franz Tepper, Partner – BRANDI Rechtsanwaelte
Health Care Law
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is a great law firm to work with. We use them for many areas of the law from heath care to employee law and zoning law. I would highly recommend WTP to any health care agency without hesitation.
Susan Shea, President/CEO – Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Inc.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
I can honestly say that Paul Nussbaum at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is the smartest, most knowledgeable, most practical, most effective and most enjoyable attorney I have ever worked with. He is thorough; he is outstanding in laying out options and supporting those options with legal analysis and risk assessments. Not only is he capable, but he is exceptionally hard working, accommodating and responsive.
Steve Schram, Co-President – Shapiro Lifschitz and Schram, PC

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 2 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tier 3 for Information Technology Law
Tier 3 for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 3 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 3 for Technology Law
Tier 3 for Trademark Law
Tier 3 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Venture Capital Law

Regional Rankings

Baltimore
Tier 1 for Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Information Technology Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 1 for Patent Law
Tier 1 for Privacy and Data Security Law
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 1 for Technology Law
Tier 1 for Trademark Law
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 1 for Venture Capital Law
Tier 2 for Construction Law
Tier 2 for Copyright Law
Tier 2 for Franchise Law
Tier 2 for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tier 2 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 3 for Education Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 3 for Nonprofit / Charities Law
Delaware
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Norfolk
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Pittsburgh
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Corporate Law
Richmond
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 2 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Litigation - Municipal
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 2 for Tax Law
Tier 3 for Construction Law
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 3 for Environmental Law
Tier 3 for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Tier 3 for Securities / Capital Markets Law
Roanoke
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Education Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 3 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 3 for Nonprofit / Charities Law
Tier 3 for Patent Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP has 75 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Diversity Law Firm of the Year, 2012-13, Black Law Students Association, Univ of Maryland Law School
  • 40 Under 40 Best Advocates, National Bar Association (Erek Barron)

Main Location

Office Locations

Rehoboth Beach, DE
18949 Coastal Highway, Suite 304
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
United States
302-829-3043 Call our Rehoboth Beach, DE location at 302-829-3043 Get Directions Get directions to our Rehoboth Beach, DE location
Wilmington, DE
600 North King Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, DE 19801-3700
United States
302-353-4144 Call our Wilmington, DE location at 302-353-4144 Get Directions Get directions to our Wilmington, DE location
Lexington, KY
161 North Eagle Creek Drive, Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40509
United States
859-687-6700 Call our Lexington, KY location at 859-687-6700 Get Directions Get directions to our Lexington, KY location
Towson, MD
Towson Commons, Suite 300
One West Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, MD 21204-5025
United States
410-832-2000 Call our Towson, MD location at 410-832-2000 Get Directions Get directions to our Towson, MD location
Falls Church, VA
3190 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 800
Falls Church, VA 22042-4510
United States
703-280-9260 Call our Falls Church, VA location at 703-280-9260 Get Directions Get directions to our Falls Church, VA location
Richmond, VA
Two James Center, Suite 1700
1021 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
United States
804-977-3300 Call our Richmond, VA location at 804-977-3300 Get Directions Get directions to our Richmond, VA location
Roanoke, VA
10 South Jefferson Street, Suite 1110
Roanoke, VA 24011
United States
540-759-3560 Call our Roanoke, VA location at 540-759-3560 Get Directions Get directions to our Roanoke, VA location
Virginia Beach, VA
249 Central Park Avenue, Suite 300-91
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
United States
757-271-9750 Call our Virginia Beach, VA location at 757-271-9750 Get Directions Get directions to our Virginia Beach, VA location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Martin T. Fletcher

Contacts

Director of Marketing
Mindee Mosher
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