Sullivan & Worcester LLP is Ranked in the 2010 Edition of Chambers USA

S&W Press Release
June 15, 2010

Boston, MA – June 15, 2010Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers named several Sullivan & Worcester lawyers among the top in the United States.

Sullivan & Worcester LLP Rankings
Tax - Massachusetts - Ranked 2
Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Massachusetts - Ranked 4

Individual Rankings
Ameek Ashok Ponda - Tax Massachusetts - Ranked 1
David Guadagnoli - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Massachusetts - Ranked 2
Ilene Robinson Sunshine - Labor & Employment Massachusetts - Ranked 2
Michael Davis - Tax Massachusetts - Ranked 2
Patrick Dinardo - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Massachusetts - Ranked 3
Richard Jones - Tax Massachusetts - Ranked 3
Massachusetts - Ranked U
David Nagle - Tax Massachusetts - Ranked U

U - Up and Coming


Ranked in “band 2” of the Massachusetts Tax category, Sullivan & Worcester is described by sources as "a team with a very collaborative approach and an excellent reputation.” Chambers highlighted a few key individuals, including the director of S&W’s Tax Department, Ameek Ashok Ponda, who is considered by clients “a very smart lawyer with a creative approach and an amazing brain.” Tax Partner Michael Davis is considered “an impressive lawyer with a broad practice.” Clients commented that Richard Jones "produces extremely well-written work and has excellent communication skills.” David Nagle, who advises on transactional tax planning and disputes work, is considered "an efficient and impressive lawyer whose practice is really up and coming."  

In the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category, Chambers recognized S&W for “the strong niche it has carved in local matters, including out-of-court workouts and restructurings.” The "highly capable" Patrick Dinardo, leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, is recognized for his focus on resolving business disputes and bankruptcy-related issues.

In Massachusetts, David Guadagnoli is ranked in “band 2” as a “notable practitioner” in Employment Benefits & Executive Compensation. Also ranked as “band 2” is Ilene Robinson Sunshine who is acknowledged as “a responsive and capable lawyer” in Labor & Employment.

For information about the 2010 rankings, visit Chambers USA.


About Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Sullivan & Worcester LLP is a leading corporate law firm providing counsel to domestic and international clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With more than 185 lawyers in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, securities, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, climate change, regulatory law, and employment and benefits. Sullivan & Worcester is also recognized for its representation of REITs and its deep expertise in mutual fund law. For more information please visit

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