Super Lawyers 2015 Names Five Eaton & Van Winkle attorneys; Tabs Two More As Rising Stars

  • NEW YORK, New York –The honor of “Super Lawyer” is one that comes from an independent selection process that uses extensive research and incorporates peer evaluation. The legal talent at Eaton & Van Winkle stood out during this process, with five lawyers earning the highest designation of “Super Lawyer” and two more singled out as “rising stars” in the profession.

    EVW’s five Super Lawyers for 2015 are:

    The Rising Stars are Edward Floyd and Robert Rickner.

    Moreover, there are two other lawyers at EVW that have earned Super Lawyer honors in the past: Charles K. Fewell and Martin Garbus.

    What do these Super Lawyers specialize in and how did they get here? Here’s a look at each one…

    Peter Cross is experienced at solving complex litigation and arbitration problems and his skill in mediation is such that he has been called on by the Southern District of New York. Attorney Cross has over thirty years’ experience in resolving business disputes for his clients.

    Ted Semaya has special expertise in conducting multi-party, multi-jurisdictional cases that require coordinating different teams of lawyers. Attorney Semaya has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court, and arbitration both domestic and international. He has spent over three decades helping clients both in and out of the United States.

    Lawrence Steckman has overseen the dismissal of billions of dollars in claims against his clients and has a quarter-century of experience in litigating securities, RICO and business cases. Attorney Steckman has authored over forty published works on the law and has served as counsel in commercial and arbitration disputes.

    Robert Swetnick brings special expertise in matters involving the hospitality industry and matters involving the New York State Liquor Authority. What’s more, he has broad experience serving as outside counsel to individuals and businesses with high net worth. Attorney Swetnick has now been selected as a Super Lawyer for seven straight years.

    Alan Van Praag has litigated thousands of claims and contract disputes involving the maritime, petroleum, natural resources, banking, auto and construction industries. Attorney Van Praag brings expertise in international matters to the table, having served as a representative for foreign governments and been appointed to committees related to international law and maritime affairs.

    Edward Floyd practices general commercial litigation with a special focus on the maritime industry. He has extensive experience serving clients who have disputes involving maritime transportation, along with the commodities trading industry and other international and domestic matters.

    Robert Rickner has represented clients ranging from municipal governments to large corporations to entrepreneurs. He has handled difficult motions, expert depositions and his experience in state and federal courts have involved cases with millions of dollars at stake.

    The process to become a Super Lawyer and a Rising Star is thorough and the process by which it occurs has been patented. Eaton & Van Winkle is proud of its Super Lawyers, both past and present and its up-and-coming Rising Stars.