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Stone Pigman Recognized as One of the Top Litigation and Real Estate Firms in the New Orleans Region

NEW ORLEANS – April 27, 2004 – Calling the firm "a well-established law firm that has secured a deserved reputation as litigation specialists,” Chambers USA has recognized Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC as one of the top Litigation and Real Estate law firms in New Orleans.

In total, Chambers USA’s 2004 edition of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” also recognized four Stone Pigman practice areas and seven individual attorneys for their distinguished work in the legal arena. In addition to the first place awards in Litigation and Real Estate Law, the publication awarded Stone Pigman second place in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. Stone Pigman was also recognized as one of the top Banking Law firms in New Orleans for the first time, placing third.

Stone Pigman Managing Partner Phillip A. Wittmann earned the honor as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” in the Litigation category, described by Chambers USA as “a charismatic presence in the courtroom coupled with terrific analytical skills.”

Stone Pigman Real Estate attorneys Susan G. Talley and Michael R. Schneider were recognized as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” for their work in the real estate arena.

Joseph L. Caverly and Scott T. Whittaker were named “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” in the Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions category.

Banking attorney John M. Landis was Stone Pigman’s “America's Leading Business Lawyer” in the area of Banking Law.

The Chambers USA listing of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” was compiled by 30 researchers that conducted personal interviews with more than 4,500 attorneys and their clients throughout the U.S. The rankings and editorial commentary about individual law firms and the recognized attorneys are independent and objective. Inclusion in the 2004 listing is based on the findings of the Chambers USA research team.

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Founded in 1929, Stone Pigman has earned its reputation representing national, regional and local businesses in a full range of litigation and business matters, including corporate, securities, real estate, intellectual property, health care, tax and estate planning.

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