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Maddin Hauser Attorneys and Firm Recognized in Prestigious Legal Guide

Maddin Hauser and two of its attorneys have been recognized in the highly respected legal research publication, Chambers USA.

The announcement was made by the firm’s President and CEO, Steven D. Sallen. “We are pleased that Chambers USA has acknowledged our firm and are proud that our attorneys have been recognized for their extensive expertise and service to their clients in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice areas,” said Sallen.

Chambers USA recognized Maddin Hauser in the area of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, stating that the firm is known for retaining “a strong reputation in the market for handling matters relating to various types of medical plans, qualified retirement plans and executive compensation arrangements,” for routinely counseling “on related tax implications, corporate transactions and estate planning matters,” and specializing “in assisting clients with the design, installation and termination of qualified retirement plans.”1
The firm’s strengths were detailed via the quotes below1:
  • "Their strengths are their accuracy and knowledge of the law, along with the ability to anticipate what the relevant changes in upcoming laws will be and how they affect us."
  • "I consider them to be experts in the field of ERISA. They have proven to be knowledgeable and able to communicate complex issues."


Shareholders Charles M. Lax, first ranked in 2009, and Marc S. Wise, first ranked in 2013, were recognized by Chambers USA in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice area for the following1:
  • Lax has a solid reputation among his peers for his work relating to employee retirement plans. A source says: "We have a great working relationship with him and we consider him to be one of the foremost ERISA attorneys in the country."
  • Wise’s practice primarily focuses on health and welfare benefit plan matters. Sources say he is "extremely knowledgeable about ERISA law."


Chambers and Partners has published guides to the legal profession since 1990. With a team of over 170 full-time researchers at its London head office, it identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research. Chambers USA ranks lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by its team of researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked (in their practice-area(s)) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service. To learn more, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.


1From Chambers [Global 2007 / USA 2006 / UK 2006 / Europe 2007 etc].
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