Greenwich, CT law firm
Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC announced that three of its attorneys have been named among the top attorneys
in the state for 2018 by Super Lawyers.
Stephen G. Walko, a partner at the firm was selected to Super Lawyers, for the fourth consecutive year.
Stephen M. Napier, also a partner at the firm, was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising
Stars list (Estate Planning & Probate), for the second year running and
Andrea C. Sisca was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for the third consecutive year.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding
lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional
achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase
process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research
evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Selections
are made on an annual, state by state basis.
Stephen G. Walko – Recognized as Super Lawyer
Stephen Walko focuses his practice in the areas of civil and commercial
litigation, real estate and employment law. Mr. Walko, a third-generation
resident of Greenwich, takes a hands-on approach regarding all aspects
of litigation from pleadings, discovery and motions, through both trial
and appeals. He handles matters including real estate title claims, construction
disputes, securities fraud, business disputes, zoning appeals and Will
contests. Mr. Walko also serves as local counsel for national law firms.
In 2008, Governor Rell appointed Mr. Walko to serve as a Public Member
of the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration. In 2011, Mr. Walko was
appointed by the Connecticut Neutral Arbitrators’ Selection Committee
to serve on the Panel of Neutral Arbitrators until his resignation. From
2008 - 2011, he served as Chairman of the Greenwich, CT Board of Estimate
and Taxation. He has also served as Chairman of the Budget Overview Committee
of the Representative Town Meeting and as Chairman of the Republican Town
Committee. From 2011 - 2013, Mr. Walko served as a State Representative
in the Connecticut General Assembly, representing the 150th District,
Greenwich’s shoreline. He is currently the Chairman of the New Lebanon
School Building Committee, overseeing a $37 million dollar new school
Stephen M. Napier – Recognized as Super Lawyers Rising Star
Stephen Napier practices in the areas of estate & tax planning, trust
& estate administration and business succession planning. Mr. Napier
regularly advises individuals, families and business owners on developing
tax efficient and practical wealth management strategies, including the
preparation of wills, revocable living trusts, insurance trusts and business
succession plans. He also helps guide fiduciaries and beneficiaries through
the trust and estate settlement and administration process. Mr. Napier
was a recipient of the 2016 Fairfield County “40 under 40”
award given by the Fairfield County Business Journal for his business
leadership, professional success and commitment to the community. He was
also named by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a “New Leader in the
Law” for 2018.
Andrea C. Sisca – Recognized as Super Lawyers Rising Star
Andrea Sisca focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation, including
real estate, contract, construction and other similar types of disputes.
She handles all aspects of litigation from pleadings, discovery (including
large e-Discovery productions) and motions through trial and appeals.
She has also handled matters including securities fraud, business disputes,
zoning appeals and Will contests. Ms. Sisca brings to the Litigation team
her experience in defense work, her skill at analysis and strategizing,
and her meticulous attention to factual details crucial to successful
management and favorable resolution of cases. In a recent representative
matter, Ms. Sisca prepared a summary judgment motion and oppositions to
defendants’ motions resulting in judgment in her client’s
favor on his New York labor law claims. In another matter, Ms. Sisca second
chaired at trial and wrote the post-trial briefs in a Connecticut adverse
possession case, successfully defeating defendant’s counterclaim
for adverse possession and securing reimbursement for her client’s
attorneys’ fees as well. Ms. Sisca tries cases and handles hearings
on behalf of her clients. Ms. Sisca is actively involved in community
and charitable organizations. She is active in the Junior League of Greenwich,
and sits on the Boards of Meals on Wheels of Greenwich and the YWCA Greenwich.
Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC
Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC is a general practice law firm which
was established in Greenwich, CT in 1950. It is the largest Greenwich-based
law firm, with additional offices in New Canaan, CT and New York City.
The firm has more than thirty attorneys who handle a wide range of legal
matters in areas including Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death,
Trusts & Estate Planning, Residential and Commercial Real Estate,
Corporate, Employment Law, Franchise Finance and Franchise Acquisition.
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