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Four Stradling Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

Best Lawyers
August 2016

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. is pleased to announce that four lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Stradling would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America list:

Lawrence B. Cohn, Biotechnology Law
Christopher D. Ivey, Corporate Law
James D. Richman, Real Estate Law
David O. Thompson, Public Finance Law


Lawrence B. Cohn is chair of Stradling's life science practice. He represents medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies and investors in their corporate transactions, private, venture capital and public securities financings, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, strategic alliances, and technology transfers. He also has substantial experience in the licensing of new technologies from universities and research institutions. His clients range from early-stage startups to public companies with global operations.


Christopher D. Ivey is the co-chair of Stradling's corporate and securities law practice. Having practiced corporate and securities law for over 20 years, he specializes in public and private mergers and acquisitions, transactional matters for emerging growth companies, venture capital financings, commercial finance, public offerings, private equity, corporate governance and regulation under the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). He represents clients throughout their life cycle, from the early-stage through exit, assisting in transactions to facilitate growth and liquidity as well as general counseling. Mr. Ivey is highly regarded by his clients for his practical approach to the practice of law and business acumen.


James D. Richman is the chair of Stradling's real estate practice. This is the 12th consecutive year that he has been recognized by Best Lawyers. He is widely known in the business community for negotiating a variety of real estate deals over an expansive 30-year career. He specializes in joint ventures, acquisitions, sales and exchanges, commercial leasing, construction and design, construction, permanent and mezzanine finance and development.


David O. Thompson is a shareholder in Stradling’s public finance practice. Mr. Thompson’s practice includes public finance and municipal law, chiefly focused on bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel work. Mr. Thompson has worked on a variety of public finance transactions, including general obligation, revenue and assessment bond issues, lease financings, short-term obligations, industrial development bonds and certificates of participation. This is the 7th consecutive year that he has been recognized by Best Lawyers.