Chambers USA: Ungaretti & Harris Attorneys and Practices Ranked in Banking & Finance, Corporate, Healthcare, and Labor & Employment
Ungaretti & Harris attorneys and practices have been ranked among Illinois’ best in four areas—Banking & Finance, Corporate, Healthcare, and Labor & Employment—in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. This highly regarded guide to the legal profession rates attorneys based on technical legal skills, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.
Regarding Ungaretti & Harris’ Banking & Finance practice, Chambers notes:
“The team here particularly stands out in the healthcare arena and has been busy of late in restructurings and refinancings within the Continuing Care Retirement Community. The team also represents midmarket lenders in syndicated and single-lender financings and has an active public finance practice. Sources say, ‘We've been impressed. Very thorough and the turnaround time has been good.’ Donald Schwartz is ‘highly skilled and very well respected’ for his practice in bank and insolvency law. He has recently been counseling Fairview Ministries in a workout involving Chapter 11 sales and DIP financing.”
About Ungaretti & Harris’ Corporate practice, Chambers says:
“This firm is commended for its vibrant midmarket M&A practice. The team is also noted for its skill in advising healthcare service providers on corporate and regulatory work. Recently, the group has represented clients such as Roundtable Healthcare Partners, Brookstone Partners, and LabCorp. Sources say, ‘They do an outstanding job of anticipating the client’s needs and responding to them.’ Chair of the firm's corporate group, Gary Levenstein is recognized as a ‘professional, thorough, and insightful counsel.’ Clients are quick to praise his ‘attention to detail and understanding of the issues.’ He recently represented Celtic International on its merger with Transplace. The resulting company has a combined revenue of over $1 billion.”
Chambers notes the following about Ungaretti & Harris’ Healthcare practice and attorneys:
“Ungaretti & Harris continues to be a growing presence in the Chicago market and covers all manner of healthcare matters. The team is particularly noted for working in tandem with its government group in order to tackle, among other things, health lobbying, litigation and tax exemption issues. Recent work of note has seen it represent hospitals found unworthy of Illinois tax exemption status. Thomas Fahey acts as the firm’s managing partner and chair of the healthcare and public finance groups. He is particularly called upon by healthcare institutions to offer corporate counseling and assistance with certification of need. John Durso focuses on the senior care industry, servicing retirement communities, religious organizations and nonprofits. Clients value his ‘very tenacious’ attitude and also single him out for being ‘easy to work with.’ Lynn Gordon is ‘well regarded in the healthcare Bar’ for her corporate practice covering joint ventures, transactions and regulatory issues. Clients reserve specific praise for her representation in anti-kickback matters.”
Tom Fahey has also been named a notable practitioner in the nation according to Chambers USA.
About Ungaretti & Harris’ Labor & Employment practitioner Frank Saibert, Chambers says:
“Chair of Ungaretti's labor and employment group, Frank Saibert is ‘very successful’ in his practice, which encompasses, among other things, aspects of unfair labor and back pay matters, compliance work and union campaigns.”
The 2012 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business is based on in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. We are honored by the esteem of our clients and peers in the profession.