A Message from our Managing Partner and Chairman

April 2014

Welcome to Downey Brand!

Technical legal expertise. Collaborative approach. Practical advice. Industry-focused teams. A singular focus on our clients. These are a few of the principles that are the foundation of our firm and that have created the reputation we have earned from our clients for more than 80 years.

At Downey Brand we do not take our role as trusted advisors for granted, as the legal environment has never been more challenging and demanding.  Finding solutions to clients’ problems and exceeding their service expectations is what we do best. What does this actually mean for clients? Our approach is simple: we develop collaborative communication with our client and rely on our skills as attorneys to go from there. Listening to and learning from our clients comes first. We take a broad view of the issues a client may face – legal, business and personal. With this deep understanding of the issues, we craft the most efficient legal strategy, all with the singular goal of advancing our client’s interests.

Looking toward the future, the legal industry and our firm will continue to evolve, but one aspect will never change – it’s not about us, it’s about our clients. Everyone at Downey Brand is committed to our clients and our community. Tell us your goals and we’ll help maximize your opportunities. Tell us your challenges and we’ll help you see ways past them.  If this sounds like the firm that you want to work with, we want to hear from you.

Scott Shapiro    Stan Van Vleck
Managing Partner Firm Chairman