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Lewis Brisbois Expands Its National Aviation Practice With The Addition Of A Seven-Lawyer Team In Newark, New Jersey

Newark, NJ (May 2, 2016) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce the addition of a seven-lawyer team to its Newark, New Jersey, office. Led by Partner Peter B. Van Deventer, who also chairs Lewis Brisbois’ nationwide Aviation Practice, the members of the Newark team, formerly of LeClairRyan, focus their practice on the defense of aviation clients across the nation in all areas of aviation law and litigation. Clients include leading domestic and international commercial airlines; aviation product manufacturers; owners and operators of private aircraft entities; and insurers. 

Comprising Partners Peter B. Van Deventer, Douglas H. Amster, Robyn Gnudi Kalocsay, Anthony S. McCaskey, and associates Kira German, Maria Draucikas, and Gene Kaskiw, the Newark team has years of experience handling all forms of aviation litigation, regulatory actions, and transactions.

“We are pleased to welcome Peter and his team to Lewis Brisbois. His expertise and reputation in aviation law will be a tremendous asset to the continued growth of Lewis Brisbois.” - Gregory S. Katz, Managing Partner of the New York office

"We are all very excited about the opportunity to join Lewis Brisbois. We have known for decades of their reputation for integrity and excellence in litigation, and it is our feeling that our clients will be well served by the national platform Lewis Brisbois provides as well as by its many outstanding litigators. We are confident that the combined resources, reputation, and talent of the parties involved will result in significant growth in the years ahead.” - Peter B. Van Deventer, Partner and Chair, Nationwide Aviation Practice

Peter B. Van Deventer is a nationally recognized attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing aviation clients in a wide array of matters. Mr. Van Deventer has extensive experience defending clients in aviation-related product liability litigation involving claims of personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage, including representing domestic owners and operators of private aircraft, companies that maintain and repair private aircraft, and commercial airlines. His experience also includes substantial experience in matters involving general product liability, property and casualty, toxic torts, professional liability, and trucking and automobile litigation.   

About Lewis Brisbois:

Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois is a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys and 40 offices in 26 states. Our national practice is sophisticated, multi-faceted, and well-versed in current legal trends, while our individual state practices provide vast resources and knowledge of procedural and legal nuances.

For more information, please contact Marketing Director Martin Hughes at Martin.Hughes@lewisbrisbois.com.


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