Eleven Attorneys from MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP Selected to the Best Lawyers in America® 2018
The law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Shaun B. Adrian, J. W. Alberstadt, Jr., James D. Cullen, W. Patrick Delaney, John W. Draskovic, David E. Holland, Kimberly A. Oakes, Nicholas R. Pagliari, Mark J. Shaw, Roger H. Taft, and Russell S. Warner, partners at the firm, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2018 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Attorney Adrian, a senior partner at MacDonald Illig in the firm’s Estates and Trusts Group, is recognized for his work in the area of estates and trusts planning and administration. Mr. Adrian concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianship proceedings, elder law and long-term care planning. He has lectured to professional and community groups on estate planning and probate, planning for families with special needs children, long-term care planning and planning for the elderly.
Attorney Alberstadt, Co-Chair of MacDonald Illig’s Banking and Real Estate Group, is recognized for his work in the area of real estate law. Attorney Alberstadt concentrates his practice on residential and commercial real estate, economic development, and conventional and tax-exempt financing. He provides legal services to individuals, business and non-profit entities, lending institutions, municipal authorities and economic development agencies. Mr. Alberstadt is listed in the Bond Buyers Municipal Market Place Guide® as nationally recognized bond counsel.
Attorney Cullen, former Chair of MacDonald Illig's Trusts & Estates Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the area of trusts and estates planning and administration. He is among a very distinguished group of attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for more than twenty consecutive years. Mr. Cullen concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of estate and tax planning, charitable gifting techniques, estate and trust administration, and elder law.
Attorney Delaney, Chair of MacDonald Illig's Litigation Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the areas of commercial litigation and construction litigation. He has spent his entire legal career litigating disputes in state and federal courts as well as arbitration tribunals. His practice is concentrated in the area of commercial litigation, including such matters as contract claims, shareholder or partner disputes, construction claims, property damage claims, business torts, and Uniform Commercial Code disputes. Mr. Delaney is a regular author on issues relating to business disputes and is frequently asked by other counsel to mediate or arbitrate those types of claims.
Attorney Draskovic, Chair of MacDonald Illig's Workers' Compensation Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the area of Workers' Compensation. Also a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and Labor & Employment Practice Group, Mr. Draskovic represents individuals and businesses in a variety of matters, including Workers' Compensation and employment related claims. He has twice served on the Board of Directors of the Erie County Bar Association and will be the Chair of the Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section in 2018.
Attorney Holland is co-chair of MacDonald Illig's Real Estate Practice Group and is recognized for his work in the area of real estate law. He has a broad practice including residential and commercial closings and leases. He frequently litigates upset and judicial tax sales in the various counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is often involved in the Appellate Courts of Pennsylvania regarding appeals of tax sale cases. Mr. Holland is a title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company.
Attorney Oakes, Chair of MacDonald Illig’ s Family Law Department, is recognized for her work in that area of law including divorce, alimony and spousal support, child support, adoption, child custody and visitation, domestic violence, paternity, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Attorney Oakes handles cases via litigation and collaboratively. She is a trained mediator.
Attorney Pagliari, Chair of MacDonald Illig's Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Attorney Pagliari’s practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, bankruptcy related litigation and collection matters. He primarily represents corporate debtors, secured creditors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, and other entities involved in bankruptcy proceedings. Attorney Pagliari is also an approved mediator in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Attorney Shaw, Chair of MacDonald Illig's Environmental Law Practice Group, is recognized for his work in that area of the law including environmental litigation, compliance, and permitting matters. Attorney Shaw is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section Council. Attorney Shaw also handles complex commercial litigation cases in the federal and state courts and serves as Solicitor of Millcreek Township. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Attorney Taft, past Chair of MacDonald Illig's Labor & Employment Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the area of commercial litigation. A trial lawyer at MacDonald Illig, Mr. Taft concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and employment litigation. Mr. Taft is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio, is admitted to the bars of several federal trial and appellate courts, and represents clients in federal and state courts throughout the country.
Attorney Warner, the Managing Partner of MacDonald Illig, is the founder and former Chair of the law firm's Environmental Law Practice Group, and is recognized for his work in the area of environmental law. His practice includes representation of businesses, economic development organizations, real estate developers, financial institutions and municipal entities regarding environmental and business matters. Mr. Warner has served as the President of the Erie County Bar Association.
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