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Hirschler Fleischer is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been ranked as leaders in their fields in five different practice areas in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory featuring client-driven intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. The complete 2018 guide is available today at

“Growing distinction in Chambers USA reflects our dedication to providing legal excellence and business efficiency,” said Jim Weinberg, president of Hirschler Fleischer. “Positive feedback is the most important recognition we can receive, and we are grateful so many valued clients chose to participate in the Chambers research process.”

The Hirschler Fleischer attorneys recognized by Chambers USA in the 2018 guide, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are:

Richmond, Va.

S. Brian Farmer, Corporate / M&A

Lisa J. Hedrick, Corporate / M&A

Andrew M. Lohmann, Corporate / M&A

R. Webb Moore, Construction

Courtney Moates Paulk, Construction

Charles H. Rothenberg, Real Estate and Real Estate: Zoning / Land Use

Michael H. Terry, Real Estate

James W. Theobald, Real Estate: Zoning / Land Use

John R. Walk, Litigation: General Commercial

Robert S. Westermann, Bankruptcy / Restructuring

Tysons, Va.

Lawrence A. Katz, Bankruptcy / Restructuring 

Stephen E. Leach, Bankruptcy / Restructuring 

Wayne G. Travell, Litigation: General Commercial

Robert R. Vieth, Litigation: General Commercial

M. Jay Yurow, Real Estate

In Chambers’ editorial comments on the firm, Hirschler Fleischer’s Commercial Litigation practice clients shared, "They are great attorneys who are focused on customer value. They have a pragmatic understanding of the financial cost of litigation and ensure we know the probability of success every step of the way."

Individually, they noted that Travell is a, “seasoned commercial litigator," and commended him for his "good judgment" and "strategic decision making." Vieth is praised for his handling of class actions and other general commercial litigation cases at trial and appellate courts. Clients state, "Bob is very professional and easy to communicate with."

Hirschler Fleischer’s Corporate M&A practice is recognized for being, “well respected, with significant knowledge across the organization.” Clients praise the firm for being “superbly managed and staffed with bright, dedicated attorneys.”

Farmer’s clients express that he is an “exceptional” attorney because he, “understands our business well, is incredibly responsive to our needs, creatively comes up with solutions and is incredibly thoughtful in his counsel.” Hedrick is described as "smart and responsive." Clients state that Lohmann "works and interacts in a way that builds trust quickly.” He handles a range of transactional work including public M&A as well as private equity-related deals.

Chambers describes the Bankruptcy / Restructuring practice as having a strong record of representing construction companies and engineering firms. Individually, Leach impresses clients with his “knowledge and demeanor as well as his writing and oral argument skills.” He maintains his market-leading reputation in the bankruptcy field and remains highly regarded for his experience and expertise in bankruptcy-related litigation. “Excellent restructuring lawyer” Westermann is praised for assisting clients with Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases across the country. Katz boasts an “impressive” practice and clients note his wide-ranging expertise across the bankruptcy space.

Chambers refers to Hirschler Fleischer’s Real Estate: Zoning / Land Use practice as experienced in the representation of lenders in financing and restructuring. Theobald is praised for being one of the premier zoning and land use attorneys in the area and remains hugely respected for his representation of developers and retailers on a range of matters. His clients describe him as an “excellent and outstanding attorney.” Rothenberg’s clients note his work on the construction and leasing of medical offices. Terry is recognized for his experience in acquisitions, development and leasing of property, as well as his representation of lenders and institutions in financing matters.

About Chambers USA

Chambers USA is one of the most distinguished guides to law firms and lawyers across the country. Every year, Chambers & Partners conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to assess the reputations of business lawyers. Top firms and lawyers are ranked, and their merits described – usually in the words of their clients that are interviewed by the Chamber’s research staff. It is the weight of client interviews that gives Chambers & Partners’ guides their highly valued credibility and reliability. For more information, visit

Hirschler Fleischer is a multidisciplinary law firm advising clients on a wide range of business, real estate and litigation matters. More than 75 lawyers serve local, regional and national clients from offices in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Tysons, Va. Standing toe-to-toe with larger firms on talent and experience, Hirschler competes on value and the level of personal attention we devote to each and every client. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at 

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