Washingtonian Recognizes Several Venable Attorneys on its Top Lawyers Hall of Fame List for 2022

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Robert Gottlieb, Phil Horowitz, Larry Norton, Doug Siegler, and Stef Tucker were recently recognized by Washingtonian magazine on its Top Lawyers Hall of Fame List for 2022. The list is compiled from a list of their "Top Lawyers" over the course of 15 years. Those Top Lawyers have been peer-reviewed and considered to be the best amongst their peers.

Concentrating in the areas of complex tax and business transactions, Mr. Gottlieb helps clients structure and negotiate real estate, partnership, and other business agreements. Real estate developers, investors, management and leasing companies, and tenants rely on his counsel in acquiring and disposing of properties, capital formation, financing, and everyday management issues.

Mr. Horowitz is a real estate attorney who concentrates his practice on real estate transactions, including purchase and sale; office build-to-suit corporate headquarters leasing; office, government, and retail leasing; financings; and related entity and development matters. He regularly represents real estate owners, developers, corporations, law firms, and institutions in a broad range of real estate transactions. He has extensive experience in the negotiation of complex issues and prides himself on his ability to create and implement practical solutions to his clients' problems.

Mr. Norton, a former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), advises clients on federal and state campaign finance laws, lobbying disclosure, gift and ethics rules, pay-to-play laws, and the tax implications of political activities. His clients include corporations and their PACs, advocacy groups and trade associations, candidates, super PACs, lobbying shops and law firms, and high-net-worth individuals. He recognizes the unique issues facing organizations seeking to influence public policy and elections. He provides pragmatic and creative solutions to complex problems, troubleshoots new projects and programs, and helps clients manage their legal and reputational risks.

Mr. Siegler is a tax attorney who represents high-net-worth individuals on tax and wealth planning matters and focuses on wills, trust agreements, insurance, and charitable giving programs. He oversees all aspects of estate planning, including estate administration tasks and multigenerational wealth transfer strategies. He develops innovative approaches to structuring income, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning.

Mr. Tucker represents entrepreneurs and professionals in business and real estate transactions. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, entity planning, structuring and formation, asset protection and preservation, family business planning, and wealth preservation. In addition, he has extensive experience in federal and state income, estate, and gift taxation, including tax audits. His clients look to him to apply his breadth of experience and general knowledge in arriving at solutions to a wide range of business-oriented problems and in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions.