January 08, 2009
Dennis J. Block and Stuart N. Goldstein, partners of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, have been chosen as members of BTI Consulting Group’s The BTI Client Services All-Stars.
The honor recognizes lawyers who “deliver outstanding legal skills enveloped in a rare combination of practical business knowledge, extraordinary attention to client needs and noteworthy responsiveness,” and who “instill a confidence and trust reserved only for the most valued and strategic business partners.” Mr. Block and Mr. Goldstein were two of only 176 attorneys nationally recognized by BTI, and Mr. Goldstein was designated as an “MVP” for being one of only 28 lawyers to be named for at least two consecutive years . Nominations for inclusion on the list are made by the clients themselves.
Mr. Block is a New York-based partner in Cadwalader’s Corporate Department. He has handled numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions – both hostile and friendly – on behalf of acquirers, targets, and investment banks, on matters such as mergers, acquisitions, proxy contests, joint ventures, self-tender offers, third-party and spin offs, and other forms of corporate restructurings. Mr. Block is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches advanced corporate law as an adjunct professor.
Resident in the firm’s Charlotte and New York offices, Mr. Goldstein is a partner in the Capital Markets Department. His practice is concentrated in the areas of structured finance, fund formation, structured products, and the federal securities laws, representing issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, and institutional investors, in both public and private transactions. Mr. Goldstein received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
In addition, Cadwalader was recognized as a leading law firm for superior client service in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2009. The publication examines law firms serving Fortune 1000 companies. The results are based on individual interviews with corporate counsel at large organizations who were asked to evaluate their outside law firms based on client service criteria.
“At Cadwalader, we emphasize the importance of going the extra mile to meet the needs of our clients, so BTI’s recognition is meaningful,” said Christopher White, Cadwalader's Chairman. “We are exceptionally proud that our clients made an effort to express their satisfaction with the work of Dennis, Stu, and the firm to BTI.”
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