August 17, 2023

Celebrating Excellence: Announcing 2024’s Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch

When you work with MDK, you open the door to some of the country’s most talented professionals. The distinguished group of attorneys and legal assistants working alongside sophisticated, experienced business professionals is the heart of MDK and they are why what we do works so well.

This moment signifies another milestone as we proudly recognize the exceptional achievements of the individuals who've earned well-deserved accolades in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®.

These achievements serve as a testament to the dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment that our lawyers bring to their work. It is with great pleasure that we introduce the winners of the 2024 Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch lists.

Edward H. Cahill, Bankruptcy Practice Group Director

  • Practice Area: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Ted Cahill is a multifaceted lawyer who sees matters from technological, business, and legal points of view.  Widely recognized for his knowledge and increasing visibility within the bankruptcy sector, Ted’s practice is focused within the mortgage banking, automobile, and timeshare industries.

Stephen R. Franks, Senior Attorney

  • Practice Area: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Clients rely on Steve Franks to provide straightforward advice and find practical, business-oriented solutions to their most difficult problems and disputes, especially those involving automobile and personal property matters.

Amy E. Gardner, Senior Attorney

  • Practice Area: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

For over a decade, Amy Gardner has been helping MDK’s clients solve their most difficult bankruptcy matters ranging from adversaries to complex Chapter 11 litigation.  Amy knows how to make the complex understandable and put her client's best case forward.

Gail Hersh, Jr., Kentucky Practice Group Director

  • Practice Area: Real Estate Law

Gail Hersh, Jr. combines a broad background in both title and law to deliver results-driven solutions for clients. His practice focuses on helping clients resolve complex title issues that would otherwise hinder transactions.

Angela D. Kirk, Senior Attorney

  • Practice Area: Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Relying on her creativity and client focus, Angela Kirk develops innovative solutions to the challenges facing MDK’s clients.  Angela advises them on all phases of foreclosure, with an emphasis on efficient resolution.

Stephanie A. Reinhart-Rock, Indiana Practice Group Director

  • Practice Area: Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Stephanie Reinhart-Rock combines deep knowledge of Indiana law with well-honed judgment to help mortgage servicing clients solve complex matters. Widely recognized for her strategic and practical approach, she guides clients through a wide range of issues, disputes, and compliance challenges.

Matthew J. Richardson, Senior Attorney

  • Practice Areas: Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation - Real Estate

Matt Richardson is a trial lawyer who deftly represents MDK’s clients in complex litigation matters. He has hands-on experience in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, including taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, preparing witnesses to testify, managing trial teams, and defending appeals.

Shawn Taylor, Florida Practice Group Director

  • Practice Areas: Litigation - Banking and Finance, Real Estate Law

Shawn Taylor advises clients on a variety of mortgage banking matters across Florida, with a particular focus on judicial and non-judicial foreclosure processes.  He employs a mix of skill and comprehensive knowledge with an understanding of a client's business goals.

Chris Wiley, Senior Attorney

  • Practice Area: Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Whether it is a foreclosure or eviction matter, Chris Wiley’s pragmatic experience is consistently leveraged by clients.  He counsels MDK’s mortgage clients in all aspects of their default portfolios, collaborating every step of the way.

These exceptional attorneys have demonstrated a profound understanding of their respective practice areas, a dedication to their clients, and an unwavering commitment to their work. One of the winners, Gail Hersh, shared his perspective on this remarkable achievement: “Any recognition of me as a lawyer is attributable to the amazing coworkers and colleagues I’ve been able to lean on and learn from over the years, especially the last 13 at MDK."

At MDK, we are immensely proud of the accomplishments of our award-winning lawyers. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to each of them and look forward to their continued success in the legal profession. Here's to the winners of the 2024 Best Lawyers awards – may your achievements continue to shine brightly and inspire all those around you!

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