Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld (RCCB) Ranked Again in 2022 Chambers USA Guide for Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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, Chambers USA Guide 2022
, June 7, 2022

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, today announced that RCCB has once again been ranked in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide for their Corporate/M&A & Private Equity work in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds and three attorneys were named leading lawyers. Chambers USA is widely known as the leading legal directory, ranking the top lawyers and law firms across the USA.

According to Chambers USA, the firm’s Corporate/M&A & Private Equity group has an “experienced corporate team that handles domestic and cross-border transactions that advises on buyouts, divestitures, acquisitions, and securities offerings."

Managing Partner John E. Royer, Jr. is recognized once again for his work in Corporate/M&A & Private Equity. Chambers USA attests he has a “strong practice and is noted for advising clients on commercial and venture capital transactions.” Royer brings more than 30 years of business and corporate law experience to his clients, for whom he frequently serves as outside general counsel. He focuses his practice primarily on business and corporate law transactions and counseling for emerging growth technology and life science companies, executives, and investors, as well as middle-market and family-owned businesses.

Corporate & Business Chair David Gitlin returns to the Guide for the 16th year for his work in Corporate/M&A & Private Equity. Chambers USA states he “frequently handles complex international corporate transactions. He garners praise for his additional expertise in venture capital matters." Gitlin has handled more than 300 M&A deals in 18 different countries as well as hundreds of venture capital and angel investments. His clients include large multinationals on cross-border deals, multi-generational private companies and venture-backed companies in planning and executing a liquidity event, U.S. companies seeking to expand overseas and foreign companies seeking to expand in the U.S., venture capital funds and angel investors, and scores of startups in all phases of their growth and development. His International practice encompasses a wide variety of cross-border matters including foreign companies seeking to conduct business or engage in transactions in the United States, as well as U.S. companies operating and investing abroad. He has particular expertise and experience representing U.S. and foreign companies and funds in cross-border M&A transactions and international joint ventures, licensing and distribution agreements.

Cannabis Co-Chair Neil M. Willner is recognized for the first time as an “Associate to Watch” for Nationwide Cannabis Law: Eastern United States. Chambers USA comments he "is an associate who is successfully leading matters in the cannabis sector.” Willner focuses his practice on the cannabis industry, and effectively provides counsel to hemp and marijuana companies across all parts of the supply chain on regulatory and compliance issues. Willner also handles regulatory compliance, investigatory due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation matters. He advises buyers and sellers on regulatory considerations in mergers and acquisitions. Willner also serves on many cannabis-related trade association committees including the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Cannabis Law, the International Cannabis Bar Association, and the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH). As Regulatory Counsel to ATACH, Neil helps create policy at the state and federal levels.

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers. Based in London, the guide ranks leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research and interviews with attorneys’ clients and peers. The publication is a leading legal directory, ranking the top lawyers and law firms across the USA. Rankings are based on in-depth market analysis and independent research. The guide ranks more than 6,000 law firms and 18,000 lawyers across more than 50 practice areas/sectors on a state and national level. Chambers assesses attorneys on attributes most valued by clients, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment. The guide is widely read by industry-leading companies and organizations nationwide.



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