Chambers USA Ranks Nine Gordon Arata Attorneys in its 2024 Guide

Nine Gordon Arata attorneys ranked by Chambers in 2024

Gordon Arata is pleased to announce that Chambers USA recognized nine attorneys and four practice areas in its 2024 USA Guide – Louisiana. As a leading legal data and analytics provider, Chambers guides are regarded as the most prestigious of attorney and firm rankings in the legal industry based on its meticulous and robust research methodology. Peers and clients described Gordon Arata and its attorneys as, “exceptionally knowledgeable,” “seasoned veterans,” “very responsive,” and providing “excellent client service.”

“It is rewarding to be recognized for our hard work and to hear what our colleagues and clients have to say about our attorneys,” says Scott O’Connor, member of the firm’s Management Committee. “We’re also excited to see our rankings expand with new practice areas and attorneys included in this year’s list.”

In the 2024 guide, Chambers recognized the firm in two additional practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Real Estate, areas where Gordon Arata is growing and building its reputation as go-to experts. The firm’s Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas and Litigation: General Commercial practices continue to be acknowledged year-over-year.  Chambers ranked the following attorneys in those four areas and in Construction, including feedback from peers:

Michael E. Botnick – Construction | Real Estate

“Michael provides excellent client service and is always immediately accessible and responsive no matter the circumstances.”

Bob J. Duplantis – Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas – Senior Statespeople

“Bob is fantastic. He has tremendous contacts within the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.”

Ewell “Tim” E. Eagan – Litigation: General Commercial – Senior Statespeople

“A senior and seasoned litigator across all commercial fields who produces excellent results.”

C. Peck Hayne, Jr. – Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas

“Peck is an amazing advisor to his clients.”

Armistead M. Long – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

“The firm is very knowledgeable in bankruptcy and provides sound advice.”

Samuel E. Masur – Litigation: General Commercial

“An outstanding energy litigator, creative with keen insight. A go-to attorney in the field.”

Cynthia A. Nicholson – Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas

“Cynthia Nicholson uses her years of experience to anticipate and solve issues that come up in oil and gas transactions.”

Scott A. O’Connor – Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas

“Scott O’Connor is sharp witted and is always looking for the best results for his clients while keeping their business needs in mind.”

Marion W. Weinstock – Real Estate

“Marion provides an outstanding level of service; she’s virtually unmatched in our longstanding company and outside counsel relationship.”

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