Sullivan Ranked in the 2020 Edition of Chambers USA

Press Release
April 23, 2020

Boston, MA - The 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked seven Sullivan lawyers. Investment Funds: Registered Funds received a Nationwide ranking, and Ameek Ashok Ponda received a Nationwide ranking for Tax: REITs.

Chambers USA ranks lawyers and law firms based on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and on other qualities most valued by the client.

Practice Area Rankings

Investment Funds: Registered Funds (Nationwide)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Massachusetts)
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Massachusetts)
Tax (Massachusetts)

Individual Rankings/Editorial Comments
Practice Rankings/Editorial Comments

Chambers recognized the firm's Bankruptcy/Restructuring Group in Band 3 and noted its skilled handling of contentious and out-of-court bankruptcy and restructuring matters across the United States. The group is highly recommended for advising on Chapter 11 filings, with niche expertise in aviation. Interviewees say: "They are very diligent and work with their clients to protect their interests. They are also very creative in the way that they approach particular situations."

The firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group was recognized in Band 3 and noted for its capabilities in employee benefits matters and for its representation of a range of corporate and individual clients, particularly in the financial services industry. The group was singled out for its expertise in tax implications and considerations of benefit plans, M&A-related matters and compensation arrangements. One client appreciates that the group is "incredibly knowledgeable around legal and compliance issues related to employment benefit plans." Interviewees say: "It has a very solid benefits and executive compensation team; it is technically very good and a collaborative working group."

Chambers ranked the Investment Management Group in Band 4 for its distinguished registered funds group handling mutual funds, closed-end funds and ETFs. The group is particularly well regarded for its strength in independent trustee representation. Clients observe that "the overall level of service is outstanding; they respond quickly, the team has extensive knowledge, great communication skills and provides us with excellent advice." Others describe the team as "high-quality with good depth."

Chambers ranked the Tax Group in Band 3 as being well regarded for its adept representation of a range of clients on national and international tax matters spanning both litigious and noncontentious areas of tax law. The group is respected for its broad coverage in the space, including REIT conversions, estate planning and tax controversies, among other areas. They handle the structuring of acquisitions, financings and REITs to ensure maximum tax advantage, as well as managing administrative appeals and tax litigation.

About Sullivan
Sullivan & Worcester (Sullivan) is a leading AmLaw 200 law firm. With over 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, Sullivan guides organizations that are rewriting the rules. Sullivan’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses, rely on Sullivan’s strategic vision, comfort with complexity and intense focus on results. As a global law firm, Sullivan’s reach extends beyond the United States. With international practices in the United Kingdom and Israel, Sullivan has represented clients around the world and has a deep bench for working on a variety of matters and issues affecting clients globally. 

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