Masuda Funai Attorneys Named 2015 Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers

Leading Lawyers recently named three attorneys from Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. to its list of "Leading Lawyers" in Illinois, and four attorneys to its list of "Emerging Lawyers."

Published quarterly, Leading Lawyers Magazine is a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, which has served the legal and business communities of the Chicago area since 1854. Starting in Illinois and eventually expanding worldwide, Leading Lawyers provides assistance with selecting highly-qualified attorneys.

When compiling the list of Leading Lawyers, the publisher surveyed lawyers, asking them which of their peers they would recommend to a family member, friend, or business associate if they could not take a case within their area of law or geographic region. To maintain the quality and credibility of the survey, lawyers are not allowed to nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Based upon these nominations and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board, only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership. Less than five percent of all lawyers licensed in Illinois have received the distinction of being a Leading Lawyer.

Below are the Masuda Funai attorneys who have received the 2015 Leading Lawyer designation:

Reinhold F. Krammer – Commercial Litigation; International Business and Trade Law

Thomas P. McMenamin – Closely & Privately Held Business Law; International Business and Trade Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Secured Transactions Law

Gary D. Santella – Commercial Litigation

Below are the Masuda Funai attorneys who have received the 2015 Emerging Lawyer designation:

David J. Alexander - Real Estate Law: Commercial and Real Estate Law: Finance.

Esther Contreras - Immigration Law: Employment

David J. Stein - Commercial Litigation; Employment Law: Management

Benjamin F. Gould - Closely & Privately Held Business Law; International Business & Trade Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Secured Transactions Law

Fazila Vaid - Immigration Law: Employment

Emerging Lawyers have been identified as the top two percent of lawyers who are 40 years old or younger or practicing law 10 years or less and have proven themselves professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career.