SOURCE: Strauss Troy Co., LPA

Strauss Troy Co., LPA

October 09, 2013 11:29 ET

Strauss Troy Shareholder Pete Smith Named Best Lawyers® 2014 Cincinnati Project Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"

Ten Strauss Troy Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - October 09, 2013) -  Strauss Troy, one of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's leading law firms, announces that Shareholder Pete Smith has been named the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Project Finance Law in the Cincinnati area. Best Lawyers® honors one attorney per practice area in each community as "Lawyer of the Year."

Mr. Smith has deep industry experience in all aspects of real estate development and financing with an emphasis on construction finance and deal structuring. His clients include lenders such as Associated Bank and Wesbanco, as well as real estate developers such as Miller-Valentine Group and Berkshire Realty Group.

As counsel to these companies and many other clients, Pete Smith is frequently sought out to work on a wide-variety of local and national projects in the rebounding commercial real estate market. Additionally, he is a trusted, valuable resource in the areas of corporate, business law and estate planning. 

In addition to Smith's "Lawyer of the Year" designation, the following 10 Strauss Troy attorneys have been named among The Best Lawyers in America© 2014.

Anthony Barlow - Real Estate Law

Mark Berliant - Tax Law

Marty Butler - Real Estate Law

Daniel Demmerle - Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law

Marshall Dosker - Tax Law

Andy Giannella - Real Estate Law

Thomas Rink - Tax Law

Pete Smith - Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law

Guy Taft - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation

Rick Wayne - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Mass-Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs

Based solely on peer review, being selected by Best Lawyers® is a significant honor. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers® lists have been regarded worldwide as the most trustworthy, unbiased source for legal referrals. "Year after year, a large group of our attorneys are named Best Lawyers®," said Strauss Troy President Jim Heldman. "It speaks volumes about our attorneys that their peers regard them so highly."

The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) was developed by assessing nearly five million confidential peer evaluations, asking nominated attorneys the question: "On a scale of 1-5, if you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?" The Best Lawyers® editorial team then reviewed the votes (and any additional comments) and verified that selected attorneys were in good standing with the ethics committee of their state bar association. "Lawyer of the Year" honorees received notably high voting averages for their competence, their reliability and their professional manner.

About Strauss Troy

Strauss Troy Co., LPA, founded in 1953, has earned a strong reputation for providing the highest-quality legal services with a personal approach. As a full-service law firm, Strauss Troy has diverse expertise and a history of proven success. No matter what issue you face, the firm has the right professionals, who work together as a team, to get you the answers you need quickly and affordably. Strauss Troy's areas of practice include: Corporate | Business, Criminal | White Collar Defense, Domestic Relations | Family Law, Labor | Employment, Litigation, Municipal | Government, Real Estate | Finance, Tax Planning | Compliance and Trust | Estate Planning. Learn more at

Strauss Troy is recognized as a leading law firm in the Greater Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky region and is a Martindale-Hubbell Top Ranked Law Firm™ in Fortune Magazine. The firm is recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best® Law Firm, and many of its attorneys are honored as peer-rated Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Attorneys, Best Lawyers® in America, Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. The firm is also listed as a top law firm by the Cincinnati Business Courier.

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