Oct 12, 2011
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s most prominent legal advisors to financial institutions and corporations, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has named Bronislaw E. Grala as the “New York City Best Lawyers Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012.
Best Lawyers has designated “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in these surveys from their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
A senior counsel in the firm’s Financial Services Department, Broni Grala has broad experience in the area of ERISA fiduciary responsibilities and obligations, and the tax and ERISA implications of various plan investments and investment formats. He counsels and advises plan asset managers on their fiduciary responsibilities, prepares investment policies and procedures for plan asset managers, and helps design investment products targeted for plans, both "tangible" products such as new securities and real estate ventures, and investment strategies. Working with others at Cadwalader, he has helped structure venture capital operating companies, real estate operating companies, commodity pools, hedge funds, farmland programs, and other investment vehicles to attract ERISA investors. He also has extensive experience in dealings with the Employee Benefits Security Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor.
Broni graduated cum laude from Fordham College and earned his J.D. at New York University School of Law, cum laude, where he was an editor of the NYU Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif, and a Founder's Day Scholar. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Section on Taxation), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and a Charter Member of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
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