Barry MacNaughton and Robert Waxman Recognized by The National Law Journal as Top Rated Lawyers


In The National Law Journal issue published this month, Ervin Cohen & Jessup Co-Managing Partner Barry MacNaughton and Litigation Partner Robert M. Waxman were featured by Martindale-Hubbell’s® AV Preeminent as one of its Top Rated Lawyers. According to the November/December 2021 edition of the publication, this list includes lawyers “who have demonstrated leadership qualities” and “have achieved the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.”

Barry was recognized by the publication as having “gone the distance to assert his clients' rights throughout his nearly 40-year career. His trial and negotiating skills act together to get his clients the best results.” MacNaughton’s dedication to clients covers a range of business conflicts—from contract disputes, claims involving real estate, trade secret and unfair competition litigation to corporate governance and insurance bad faith and coverage litigation. MacNaughton has defended claims involving construction close out issues, construction defect, environmental liability and specific performance, as well as disputes over real estate partnerships, investor issues and purchases.

Bob is recognized as an "aggressive and creative business litigator who ... puts [his clients’] needs first.” He “is highly sought-after for his expertise in partnership, corporate governance and substantial business tort disputes." Bob's legal practice is wide-ranging and includes general business, commercial and information technology litigation; breach of fiduciary relationships; partnership and shareholder disputes; class action litigation; unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets; employment disputes; RICO litigation; computer software and intellectual property litigation; and insurance coverage and bad faith disputes.

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