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Goodsill Partner David J. Reber Named “Hawai‘i Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year”

Apr 9, 2009

HONOLULU, HI – Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications concerning the legal profession, has named David J. Reber as the “Hawai‘i Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year” for 2009.

Reber joined Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP in 1975 and has been a partner of the firm since 1976. He heads the firm’s Corporate and Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities regulation, and corporate organization and governance. Reber represents buyers and sellers of businesses in stock, asset and merger transactions. He has represented publicly-traded Hawai‘i corporations in meeting their corporate and securities needs, such as SEC filing, reporting and disclosure requirements, proxy solicitations, financings and restructuring. He organizes for-profit and non-profit corporations and advises these entities in all phases of corporate governance.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. These specialties are Banking Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Real Estate Law and only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2009), is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

“This is a great honor for David Reber,” said Gary Slovin, Goodsill’s managing partner, “both for his personal accomplishments and as recognition of the quality of the Corporate / Securities and Mergers / Acquisitions practice groups David has built. We are extremely proud.”

Steven Naifeh, managing editor of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We congratulate David J. Reber on being selected as the ‘Hawai‘i Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year’ for 2009.”

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