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Hirschler Fleischer announces that it will combine with the Tysons, Va. law firm of Leach Travell PC, adding seven partners in four practice areas: business, litigation, bankruptcy /creditors’ rights and real estate. The combination, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2016, is consistent with Hirschler Fleischer’s strategic vision to expand its footprint into the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to better serve a sophisticated, growing client base. With these new attorneys, Hirschler Fleischer will have a total of 80 attorneys across three offices in Virginia: Richmond, Fredericksburg and Tysons.

“Growth throughout Virginia, and particularly in the Washington, D.C. metro market, has been part of our strategic vision,” said James L. Weinberg, president of Hirschler Fleischer. “Leach Travell enjoys an outstanding reputation for its superior results in complex litigation, in business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, and in real estate, real estate finance and hospitality. The Leach Travell lawyers, like those of Hirschler Fleischer, are committed to providing practical and cost-effective legal solutions for the many complex legal issues faced by business owners and executives. Our combination is a direct result of feedback from both firms’ clients to expand our service capabilities, geographic reach and depth of talent, while maintaining our value-driven rate structure.”

The following attorneys will join Hirschler Fleischer as partners:

Wayne G. Travell and Robert R. Vieth will lead Hirschler Fleischer’s Tysons complex business litigation and alternative dispute resolution practices. Roxanne F. Rosado is also a member of the Tysons complex business litigation group. In addition to her role as a client counselor and advocate, Rosado will continue to lead the group’s efforts with regard to the collection, analysis and production of electronically stored information, including the admissibility of social media evidence, an increasingly critical element of discovery and trial practice in today’s complex litigation matters.

Stephen E. Leach and Lawrence A. Katz will lead Hirschler Fleischer’s Tysons bankruptcy and creditor rights’ practice. Kristen E. Burgers, a former law clerk for the Honorable Robert G. Mayer, is also a member of the Tysons’ bankruptcy practice.

M. Jay Yurow will lead Hirschler Fleischer’s Tysons real estate finance and transactional practices.  He is assisted in that effort by Burgers.

“Leach Travell was built through personal relationships formed at some of the nation’s largest and best law firms,” said Travell, who will serve as managing partner of Hirschler Fleischer’s Tysons office. “Our lawyers sought to create an environment where they could provide sophisticated legal services to our business clients and executives in a focused, lean, efficient and cost-effective manner. This combination will give us the opportunity to work alongside like-minded professionals, while broadening the suite of legal services we can offer. It will also offer Hirschler Fleischer’s clients the opportunity to be represented by leading practitioners in the federal and state courts, and in the bankruptcy courts in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland.”

Hirschler Fleischer’s growing client base in increasingly regulated industries, such as renewable energy, healthcare, and investment management and private funds, will benefit significantly from this expansion into the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Firm attorneys practicing in these industries and in the areas of data security, insurance coverage, sports law and class action defense will now have “boots on the ground” in the region’s hot bed of both large and emerging clients.

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