Spector Gadon Rosen Vinci P.C. Shareholder and Director George M. Vinci, Jr. has been selected as a 2019 Professional Excellence Award winner by The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States. The Intelligencer’s panel selected Vinci as part of a group of only 10 winners across the Pennsylvania legal community in the category of Distinguished Leaders.
The category recognizes lawyers who achieved impressive results in the past year such as winning a notable case, and who demonstrate excellent leadership skills. Joining Vinci among the 10 honorees in his category is Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
In December 2018, Vinci secured a $100 million ($100,000,000) award against international accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP for its marketing of an abusive tax shelter. He successfully argued the case, which had 40 witnesses and more than 600 exhibits, from the trial court level to the Kentucky Supreme Court. As one of the highest verdicts ever obtained in that state, the precedent-setting ruling, which included an $80,000,000 punitive award, sent an important message.
Vinci and other Professional Excellence Award winners will be recognized in special editorial sections of The Legal Intelligencer and at an awards dinner set for Thursday, June 27 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.
Spector Gadon Rosen Vinci P.C. has represented clients nationally and internationally for nearly 50 years and provides counsel and expertise across the entire spectrum of legal practice, from complex litigation to sophisticated transactional and corporate matters. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Florida, and New York.
The firm represents businesses, corporate boards, and highly placed individuals. Its clients are engaged in a variety of industries including finance and banking, manufacturing, hospitality, gaming and entertainment, real estate and commercial development, insurance and venture capital, energy, financial services, health care, security and telecommunications.
The firm’s practice areas include high stakes litigation, business disputes, commercial litigation, professional liability, products liability, securities, trust and estates, fiduciary litigation, bankruptcy and creditors rights, civil RICO, trade secrets, trademark and restrictive covenants, intellectual property, antitrust, white-collar criminal defense, banking and financial services, corporate formation and governance, employment, entertainment and amusements, environment and energy, wealth management, healthcare, hospitality, insurance coverage and insured casualty litigation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, real estate, sports and tax law.