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Lawyers ranked among nation's best.

Three lawyers from the Hackensack-based law firm Winne, Banta, Hetherington, Basralian & Kahn, P.C., were named to The Best Lawyers in America.

Published since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded throughout the industry as the preeminent pre·em·i·nent or pre-em·i·nent  
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. See Synonyms at dominant, noted.

[Middle English, from Latin prae
 referral guide to the legal profession.

It represents 57 specialties in all 50 states and Washington D.C, and is compiled through exhaustive peer review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the US evaluate their professional peers.

The Winne, Banta, Hetherington, Basralian & Kahn, P.C. principals selected to the 2006 Best Lawyers of America, with their areas of practice are:

* Richard R. Kahn, Real Estate: Kahn also practices in the area of commercial leasing. He has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America since 2003 and since 2004 in Chambers in chambers adj. referring to discussions or hearings held in the judge's office, called his chambers. It is also called "in camera." (See: in camera)  USA, where he is listed as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

* Peter G. Banta, First Amendment Law: Banta is Of Counsel to the firm and also practices in the areas of commercial, real estate and healthcare law. Banta is the author of the "Survey of New Jersey Libel libel 1) n. to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of  Law" for the Libel Defense Resource Center, a 50-State Survey.

Banta has been selected for The Best Lawyers since 1995.

* Kenneth K. Lehn, Commercial Litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
: Lehn is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, franchise and employment law, legal malpractice A lawyer is obligated to comply with a code of ethics that is adopted by the state in which the lawyer practices. These rules, typically known as the Model Rules of Ethics, or Ethical Rules, address a lawyer's conduct in various situations.  and litigation involving closely held corporations Noun 1. closely held corporation - stock is publicly traded but most is held by a few shareholders who have no plans to sell
corp, corporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
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Title Annotation:NEW JERSEY
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Apr 5, 2006
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