Pitney Partner Named Among Top Lawyers

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 01:00

Richard Kahn, partner in the Trusts & Estates practice at Pitney Hardin LLP, has been named by the editors of Worthmagazine in its list of the nation's Top 100 Attorneys. The list, which is featured in the December issue, is the culmination of a year of extensive research by Worth 's editorial staff.

For more than 37 years, Mr. Kahn's practice has focused on the planning of larger estates, the drafting of complex wills and a wide variety of trust instruments, and the administration of trusts and estates. He has represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in litigation concerning interpretation of wills and trusts. He joined Pitney Hardin as a partner in 1992.

Pitney Hardin recently closed its second billion-dollar M&A deal within four months. The first, which occurred in July, concerned the sale of Pitney Hardin's client, Hudson United Bancorp, to TD Banknorth for $1.9 billion. In the second deal, which occurred last month, Pitney Hardin announced that it counseled Linens 'n Things in its sale for $1.3 billion to Apollo Management LP.

The following Pitney Hardin attorneys worked on the deal: Warren J. Casey, Ronald H. Janis, Michael W. Zelenty, Colleen R. Donovan, Michael T. Rave, Randy K. Rutherford, Paul J. Halasz, Daniel A. Kalosieh, David A. Sussman, and Susan M. Szafranski.