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Benjamin Fink, Alan Lubel, William Piercy, Charles Van Horn and Kenneth Winkler have been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Georgia for 2014.
Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, Neal Weinrich has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list, a prestigious recognition for no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Georgia who are 40 and under or have been practicing for 10 years or less.
This year also marks the second consecutive year that Benjamin Fink and Charles Van Horn were named to the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers list, a distinguished honor for select lawyers across the state of Georgia.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by our attorney peers throughout Georgia,” said Jeffrey Berman, Shareholder and Managing Partner at Berman Fink Van Horn. “We have a unique approach that delivers efficient results to our clients. We are pleased that the industry is taking note of our team.”Alan Lubel
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys named to Georgia Super Lawyers 2014 list are listed below, including the practice area for which they are recognized:
Benjamin Fink (top 100) – Employment & Labor
Alan Lubel – Business Litigation William Piercy – Business Litigation
Charles Van Horn (Top 100) – Business Litigation
Neal Weinrich (Rising Star) – Business Litigation
Ken Winkler – Employment & LaborKen Winkler
Berman Fink Van Horn is also pleased to announce the promotion of Neal Weinrich and Kristin Zielmanski to Principal. In addition, the Firm has hired Michelle Marchiony as an Associate.
Neal Weinrich (Principal)
Weinrich joined Berman Fink Van Horn after graduating from Emory University School of Law in 2006. He concentrates his practice on commercial litigation involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, computer fraud and other competition-related issues.
Weinrich represents employers and employees from a wide variety of industries in unfair competition disputes in courts in Georgia and other jurisdictions, as well as in arbitration.
Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Georgia, he writes and speaks frequently on various issues that arise in competition-related cases and was recently published in Georgia Business Litigation. He is also co-founder of and a regular contributor to Georgia Non-Compete and Trade Secret News (georgia-non- compete.com).
Kristin Zielmanski (Principal)
Zielmanski joined in 2007. Her areas of practice include business and real estate litigation, labor and employment and legal ethics.
In 2011, the Atlanta Bar Association awarded Zielmanski the Kerry Harike Joedecke Atlanta Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Currently, Zielmanski serves as President of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and is also a member of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
A graduate of Boston College Law School and a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Zielmanski is also a published author and contributes to blog sites Georgia Business Disputes (georgiabusiness-disputes.com) and BFV Business Law E-News.
Michelle Marchiony (Associate)
Marchiony is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal.
Marchiony’s expertise includes business litigation, general corporate, non-compete, trade secrets and unfair competition litigation, real estate transactions and mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance.
“We welcome our new team member, Michelle, and extend congratulations to Neal and Kristin on their hard work and great accomplishments through the years,” said Jeffrey Berman, Shareholder and Managing Partner at Berman Fink Van Horn.
Berman Fink Van Horn focuses on complex business transactions, dispute resolution and litigation, non-compete and trade secret litigation, labor and employment matters, real estate transactions and disputes, insurance and mergers and acquisitions.
More information is available at www.bfvlaw.com or visit our blogs at www.sportsfansguide2hr.com, www. georgia-noncompete.com or www. georgiabusinessdisputes.com.