Morris James LLP has announced that Richard P. Beck was selected by his peers as Lawyer of the Year for Delaware Real Estate Litigation in Best Lawyers, a worldwide peer review guide to the legal profession. With more than 40 years of experience in the areas of real estate and land-use law, Beck represents developers and builders of residential communities, office campuses, shopping centers, industrial parks, healthcare facilities, hotels and motels, restaurants and other specialty uses.
In addition to transactional matters, Beck has successfully litigated land-use cases in a variety of contexts, at both the administrative and judicial levels. Beck has created numerous condominiums throughout the state of Delaware, residential as well as commercial, including the first such projects in New Castle County and Kent County.
Best Lawyers began designating Lawyers of the Year in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the Year, making this accolade particularly significant. Lawyers being honored are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”