Sullivan & Worcester is Ranked in the 2011 Edition of Chambers USA

S&W Press Release
June 13, 2011

Boston, MA – June 13, 2011Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business named the following Sullivan & Worcester lawyers among the top in the United States.

Sullivan & Worcester LLP Rankings
Tax - Massachusetts
Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Massachusetts

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

Ranked in “band 2” of the Massachusetts Tax category, Sullivan & Worcester is described by sources as "energetic and creative with a real presence in the market.”

Chambers highlighted several key individuals, including the Director of S&W’s Tax Department,Ameek Ashok Ponda, who focuses on REIT transactions as well as cross-border M&A and financings and is ranked in “band 1.” Clients say that he is “one of the few tax attorneys who can speak in plain English.” Michael Davis is considered “one of the best state and business planning practitioners in the state.” David Nagle is a tax transactional practitioner who also represents a myriad of high net worth individuals in adversarial cases before the tax authorities. He has most recently been involved in the representation of Comcast before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Richard Jones is a tax litigator who specializes in corporate and personal income tax issues, having most recently been involved in the representation of Onex Communications before the state tax authorities. According to one client, “his oral arguments and briefs won it at every stage of the multiple appeals taken bythe Massachusetts Department of Revenue.”

In the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category, Chambers recognized S&W for its strength in handling local bankruptcies, restructurings and out-of-court workouts. Sources say, The attorneys are extremely focused, practical and effective.” Patrick Dinardo, leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, is recognized as “being a very astute and practical attorney who can deal with complicated situations.”

In Massachusetts, David Guadagnoli is ranked in “band 2” as a “technically very, very able attorney who resolves problems with ease” in Employment Benefits & Executive Compensation. Ilene Robinson Sunshine is acknowledged by clients as “incredibly pragmatic and proactive – really a very able attorney” in labor and employment matters.

For information about the 2011 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  

Leah Schloss