Lane & Waterman Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2023

Lane & Waterman LLP has once again been recognized as one of Iowa’s leading law firms in 2023. The firm has been acknowledged for its excellence in corporate law/mergers and acquisitions (Band 1 ranking), labor and employment law (Band 2 ranking), general commercial litigation (Band 1 ranking), and real estate law (Band 2 ranking) by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

In addition to the firm’s recognition, Chambers and Partners have honored seven Lane & Waterman lawyers for their outstanding work in specific practice areas. The following attorneys have been recognized:

  • Richard Davidson is a respected real estate practitioner who frequently advises on acquisition, financing, development, and zoning matters relating to both residential and commercial property. He possesses specific expertise in relation to tax credit financing options. Richard is recognized for real estate law. 
  • Judith Herrmann offers broad experience in employment matters, including handling disputes and advising on employment contracts as well as discrimination and harassment issues. She is a popular choice of counsel for clients in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Judith is recognized for labor and employment law.  
  • Jason O’Rourke regularly advises on commercial disputes involving breach of contract, FOIA lawsuits as well as medical malpractice. Jason is recognized for general commercial litigation law.  
  • Mikkie Schiltz offers notable experience in employment matters, regularly advising clients on allegedly wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment issues, as well as representing them in litigation. Her client portfolio includes organizations from the education and manufacturing sectors. Mikkie is recognized for Labor and employment law.  
  • Scott Van Vooren often acts for publicly traded and private companies on sensitive corporate transactions. He is well placed to advise on investments in the agriculture sector, as well as assisting companies with sales. Scott is recognized for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.  
  • Dana Waterman is a seasoned practitioner with deep experience in corporate finance. He also has a strong record in handling acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Dana is recognized for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. 
  • Robert Waterman remains one of the leading figures in the litigation market in Iowa. He is adept at handling a range of litigious matters, including personal injury claims and commercial disputes. Robert is recognized for general commercial litigation law.  

Chambers and Partners is a globally renowned legal directory and research organization that provides comprehensive rankings and insights into the legal profession. With a strong focus on identifying and recognizing excellence in the legal industry, Chambers and Partners has established itself as a trusted resource for businesses and individuals seeking legal representation. Their rigorous research methodology, which includes in-depth interviews and client feedback, ensures that their rankings are impartial and reflect the true capabilities and reputation of law firms and lawyers worldwide. A ranking from Chambers and Partners indicates significant achievement by law firms and individual attorneys in their field of practice.  Ranking bands range from Band 1 (highest ranking) to Band 6 (lowest ranking). By providing valuable information and guidance, Chambers and Partners empower clients to make informed decisions when selecting legal counsel.


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