Paul Gilman, Jerry Holisky, Elizabeth Lazzara and Sheri Zaban Named in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition


Aronberg Goldgehn Members Paul Gilman, Jerry Holisky, Elizabeth Lazzara and Sheri Zaban have been named in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition.

This is the seventh year in a row that Sheri has been named a Best Lawyer in Real Estate Law. Paul, Jerry and Elizabeth appear for the first time. Paul has been named a Best Lawyer in Health Care Law; Jerry in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Elizabeth in Family Law.

For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States.

About Aronberg Goldgehn’s Best Lawyers

Paul Gilman is Co-Chair of the firm's Business Law & Transactions Group. He concentrates his practice in corporate, healthcare, tax, estate planning and real estate matters. He advises clients on corporate formation and structure; contract preparation and negotiation; capital financing, including public and private offerings of securities, syndication of investment interests and venture capital finance; and mergers and acquisitions, including consolidation (rollup) transactions strategies. He counsels clients on tax and financial planning matters, including wealth and succession planning techniques. Paul also serves as outside "general counsel" to a large number of privately held businesses, acting as a trusted advisor and counselor to these entities and their principals.

Jerry Holisky is Co-Managing Member of Aronberg Goldgehn and a seasoned business lawyer who concentrates his practice on the legal concerns of closely held companies and their owners. He functions as outside general counsel for many businesses, serving as their principal legal adviser and initial point of contact at Aronberg Goldgehn. Jerry has extensive experience in business formations, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance, and a wide range of commercial agreements. He also advises clients on structuring complex business relationships, including joint ventures. In addition, Jerry’s practice includes a concentration in ownership and management disputes – sometimes called “corporate divorce.” In a wide range of contested transactions over the past 25 years, he has represented majority owners and management as well as employees and individuals holding a minority interest in the enterprise.

Elizabeth Lazzara is Co-Chair of Aronberg Goldgehn’s Family Law Group. She has 26 years of extensive experience representing clients in all financial phases of divorce or family law conflict, including, but not limited to: antenuptial (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements; trial practice and procedure; child support and maintenance; property distributions; valuations of closely held corporations, limited partnerships, retirement funds, commercial and residential real estate holdings and employee stock options; and tax analysis of complex income scenarios. Elizabeth also devotes a substantial portion of her time representing clients on children’s issues involving contested and uncontested child custody, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, liberal and supervised visitation, relocation, termination of parental rights, and issues of physical, sexual and/or substance abuse.

Sharon Zaban is Co-Chair of the Aronberg Goldgehn’s Real Estate Group as well as Co-Chair of the firm's Banking Law Group. She concentrates her practice in all aspects of real estate law with a particular emphasis on real estate financing. She represents banks, life insurance companies and other financial institutions nationwide in a variety of secured real estate and commercial loan transactions, including construction loans, bridge loans and term loans. She also handles transactions involving loan workouts, restructurings, modifications, forbearance documentation, note sales, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions. Additionally, she represents real estate owners and developers in connection with the development, acquisition, leasing and disposition of all types of real estate investments, including borrowing and construction. In the past few years, she has represented buyers of entire condominium buildings that she has then de-converted for clients to multi-family rental buildings.

About Best Lawyers

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing extraordinary lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process. Almost 40 years later, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased guide to legal talent worldwide,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers.

The process begins when lawyers are nominated for consideration. They are divided by geographic region and practice area, and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an additional verification process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

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