Twenty lawyers from Reed Smith’s Virginia offices won recognition in 10 practice categories in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite 2023 edition, cementing the firm’s reputation as one of the most capable law firms in the Commonwealth.

The recognition highlights Reed Smith lawyers in Virginia for providing reliable guidance on matters involving administration and government relations, and for providing sound advice in tax and business matters.

Significantly, Virginia Business chose to highlight real estate partner Ehsan Sanaie under the category “Real Estate/ Land Use” in a brief Q&A profile.

In compiling the Legal Elite, Virginia Business polled attorneys and law firms, collecting votes across all 21 legal specialty categories. Reed Smith lawyers honored among the 2023 Virginia Elite are:

  • Alan Bart (Richmond) – Civil Litigation
  • Nicole Brenner (Richmond) – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative
  • James Brennan (Tysons) – Real Estate/Land Use
  • Benton Burroughs (Tysons) – Business Law
  • Calvin Cobb (Tysons) – Taxes/Estates/Trusts
  • Brian Farmer (Richmond) – Business Law
  • Betty Graumlich (Richmond and Tysons) – Labor/Employment Law
  • Thomas Greeson (Tysons) – Health Law
  • Michael Lowell (Tysons) – Corporate Counsel
  • Jennifer Magalhaes Cuddy – Real Estate/Land Use
  • James McNair (Tysons) – Taxes/Estates/Trusts
  • John McWilliams (Tysons) – Business Law
  • Edward Mullen (Richmond) – Administrative/Government/Legislative
  • Chrissy Noonan (Richmond) – Administrative/Government/Legislative
  • Doug Pittman (Richmond) – Civil Litigation
  • Gregory Rupert (Tysons) – Taxes/Estates/Trusts
  • Ehsan Sanaie (Tysons) – Real Estate/Land Use
  • Katherine Seikaly (Tysons) – Corporate Counsel
  • Dennis Treacy (Richmond) – Environmental Law

Justin deBettencourt, a commercial litigator in the Tysons office, was honored as a 2023 Young Lawyer.

The showing reflects the firm’s strength in real estate, business law, litigation, government and regulatory, and taxes, estates and trusts.