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08/17/15


Seven Stein Sperling Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Related Attorney(s): Millard S. BennettDavid S. De JongDavid C. Driscoll, Jr.Ann G. JakabcinPaul T. SteinSteven A. Widdes

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The Best Lawyers in America 2016

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Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC is pleased to announce seven of the firm's lawyers are included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers®. Millard Bennett, David De Jong, David Driscoll, Ann Jakabcin, Paul Stein and Steve Widdes are returning to the prestigious list and Casey Florance joins the list for the first time.  
 
Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades. Lawyers on this list are reviewed by peers on the basis of professional abilities. The lists are compiled using rigorous and transparent methods and lawyers are not required, or allowed, to pay a fee to be listed, making the recognition a noteworthy distinction.

Millard Bennett was recognized in the field of Commercial Litigation.  As managing partner of Stein Sperling and as Co-Chair of the Business Law department, Millard focuses his practice on business organization, ownership conflicts and resolution, transition of ownership interests, estate planning and civil litigation. He has been on the Best Lawyers list since 2013.

David De Jong was recognized for his work in Tax Law. As Chair of the firm’s Tax practice group, David helps businesses and individuals with a broad range of tax planning and controversy matters, estate planning, business transactions and valuations. As a nationally recognized tax authority, De Jong has been an expert witness in more than 50 tax, estate and business valuation matters. He was also on the Best Lawyers list in 2015.

Best Lawyers recognized two Stein Sperling attorneys as top lawyers in Criminal Defense (Non-White-Collar). David Driscoll is Co-Chair of the Criminal Law practice group and a senior member of the Family Law and Civil Litigation groups. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves on the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Montgomery County. He has been on the Best Lawyers list since 2011. Paul Stein, who was also recognized for his Commercial Litigation and Family Law work, is Co-Chair of Stein Sperling’s Criminal Law and Family Law practice groups. He focuses on complex contested family law matters and criminal defense. Paul is a fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers and is board certified as a civil and criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Best Lawyers has included Paul on its list since 2011.

Co-Chairs of the Estates & Trusts practice group Ann Jakabcin and Steve Widdes were selected in the field of Trusts and Estates Law. Ann’s practice focuses on estate planning for large and small estates, estate and trust administration and lifetime wealth planning. She has been on the Best Lawyers list since 2013. Steve’s inclusion on the 2016 Best Lawyers list marks a decade-long streak, as he’s been listed since 2006. He works with clients in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration and tax and business succession planning. Steve is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). 

Casey Florance was recognized in the field of Family Law for the first time. Her focus is on complex custody and access disputes, sophisticated property distribution and business valuation issues, alimony and child support matters, post-judgment modification and enforcement cases, domestic violence matters, adoptions, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and appellate advocacy. Casey is an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section and the Leadership Development Committee.


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