Global Law Firm Squire Sanders Expands New York Office

New York (Aug. 5, 2008) LAWFUEL – Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has expanded its New York office significantly with the addition of lawyers in the practices of litigation, international dispute resolution (IDR) and bankruptcy litigation.
“This move enhances our New York presence and adds to our well-respected litigation practice,” said chairman R. Thomas Stanton. “Each of these lawyers brings years of experience that complements our strong IDR, litigation, public finance and transactional practices in New York.”
Stanton noted the New York office expansion follows the May 2008 opening of the firm’s office in São Paulo, Brazil and additions to its Kyiv, Ukraine office.
Partners George B. Yankwitt, Mary M. Chang and Robert A. Wolf join Squire Sanders from the New York office of Bryan Cave. In addition, Squire Sanders trial lawyer Andrew Agati recently moved to New York from the firm’s Cleveland office.
“Our new colleagues are a tremendous addition to our capabilities as they join forces with trial and IDR lawyers who recently joined our offices in London, Los Angeles, Miami and New York,” said Howard J. C. Nicols, advocacy practice area coordinator at Squire Sanders. “Our integrated practice and the firm’s global reach are a natural fit for these talented lawyers, and we are very excited about the increased support and expertise we can give our clients and the additional opportunities this expansion creates.”
The Squire Sanders litigation practice is consistently ranked among leading firms listed in legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and the PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook. The firm’s trial lawyers handle major litigation throughout the United States. Its IDR practice is global in scope.
Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has lawyers in 32 offices in 15 countries around the world. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and a longstanding one-firm philosophy, Squire Sanders provides sophisticated seamless legal counsel worldwide. Offices in the Americas are located in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tysons Corner, Washington DC, West Palm Beach, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, Santo Domingo and São Paulo. In Europe, offices are in Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Frankfurt, Kyiv, London, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw. In Asia, offices are in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Associated firms are in Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dublin and Santiago.
The new Squire Sanders lawyers are:
 George B. Yankwitt, a past president of the Federal Bar Council, has experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and has tried cases in federal and state courts in New York, California, Texas, Wyoming and elsewhere, as well as in Bankruptcy Court and in arbitration and administrative as well as individuals and venture capitalists in a broad

range of cases involving corporate/securities, real estate, professional responsibility, insurance, alternate dispute resolution and unfair competition. Yankwitt has served for many years as a vice president and member of the board of the Legal Aid Society, and as an adjunct professor of law in the area of professional responsibility. He received his B.S. from Cornell University and his LL.B., with distinction, from Cornell.
 Mary M. Chang has experience in all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative and arbitration tribunals. She has particular expertise in real estate, products liability and insurance coverage litigation. She serves as outside counsel for a national real estate firm, providing risk management advice and counseling. Chang received her received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
 Robert A. Wolf is active in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation, real estate litigation and other commercial litigation, with particular concentration in litigation involving fraudulent transfers under the Bankruptcy Code and litigation affecting loan problems, including real estate mortgage foreclosures, foreclosures on Uniform Commercial Code interests involving cooperatives and enforcement of guarantees. He also has extensive experience negotiating workout agreements. Wolf has represented bankruptcy trustees, numerous lending institutions and other interested parties in litigation in both state and federal courts and has argued appeals in both forums. He has been a member of a New York State Bar Association task force to reform New York’s mortgage foreclosure laws. Wolf received his B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University and his J.D. from New York University.
Contact:
Drez Jennings
Media Relations Manager
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
+1.216.802.7301
[email protected]

Squire Sanders Continues Its New York Growth with New Maritime Law Practice
New York (Aug. 4, 2008) – Three members of a premier maritime law practice have joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as the firm continues to expand its New York presence. The new Squire Sanders lawyers are Brian D. Starer, Douglas R. Burnett and Juan A. Anduiza.
“The maritime practice fits well with our integrated platform, as the practice complements several core Squire Sanders practices including aviation, communications, energy, environmental, international dispute resolution, litigation and structured finance,” said firm chairman R. Thomas Stanton. “Squire Sanders believes it’s important for our lawyers to combine in-depth industry knowledge with strong legal expertise in order to best serve the needs of our clients. Our new colleagues have an unparalleled grasp of the regulatory, transactional and advocacy issues facing the maritime industry and other industries affected by maritime law.”
Starer, Burnett and Anduiza have a diverse practice that includes casualty, pollution and salvage; energy, LNG/LPG and cables; intermodal and terminals; maritime and logistics contracts; regulatory issues and government and maritime security; vessel financings; maritime bankruptcies and workouts, including maritime liens.
“These three lawyers have extensive international experience working with clients with business interests in Europe and Latin America,” said Howard J. C. Nicols, advocacy practice area coordinator at Squire Sanders. Starer has been casualty counsel on more than 100 ship disasters worldwide. Burnett has several clients with business interests in Brazil, where Squire Sanders recently opened a São Paulo office, and Anduiza has negotiated international contracts dealing with the purchase of assets in Latin America, international debt collection and construction and asset acquisition for Latin America-based industries.
“We are among the few US firms with long term presence and experience in Latin America, and our new colleagues’ experience adds to that strong global platform,” Nicols said.
Starer is a leading maritime law practitioner of international reputation and standing. His maritime practice for 30 years has focused primarily on marine groundings, sinkings, fires, collisions and environmental pollution. Starer has lectured and published widely on all aspects of maritime law relating to the prevention and resolution of maritime disasters. He has received high rankings in directories such as The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers and Chambers Global. He was named Leading Shipping Lawyer in the 2004 Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers. He received his B.S. with honors from the US Merchant Marine Academy, and his J.D. from Albany Law School Union University. He was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame at the United Nations in May 2002.
Douglas R. Burnett is involved in many aspects of maritime law practice and his clients include major telecommunications companies with international cable issues
and major energy companies in disputes involving transportation, commodity contracts and admiralty claims involving petroleum products, LNG/LPG, deep water ports and ocean terminals. He is an international law adviser to the International Cable Protection Committee, an international organization of more than 80 administrations and commercial companies in more than 40 countries that own or operate in the international submarine cable network. Burnett has testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a frequent lecturer and author, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He received his B.A. from the US Naval Academy and his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law.
Juan A. Anduiza is an experienced trial lawyer who handles commercial and maritime arbitrations and trials and is also involved with multinational commercial transactions. He has been involved in maritime-related matters ranging from casualties to the detention of vessels. Anduiza is expected to help expand Squire Sanders’ Latin America practice in commercial and maritime issues. He received his B.A. from Pace University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.
Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has lawyers in 32 offices in 15 countries around the world. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and a longstanding one-firm philosophy, Squire Sanders provides sophisticated seamless legal counsel worldwide. Offices in the Americas are located in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tysons Corner, Washington DC, West Palm Beach, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, Santo Domingo and São Paulo. In Europe, offices are in Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Frankfurt, Kyiv, London, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw. In Asia, offices are in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Associated firms are in Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dublin and Santiago.

Contact:
Drez Jennings
Media Relations Manager
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
+1.216.802.7301
[email protected]

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