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Chambers USA Recommends Lane Powell in Multiple Categories for 2013

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Twenty Lane Powell attorneys and several practice areas were recently selected by their peers and clients for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the prestigious legal rankings guide Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the guide, Chambers’ sources called Lane Powell “an excellent, full-service firm with bright people and lots of depth.”

Lane Powell’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice Group was recommended, stating that the group is “particularly experienced in troubled loan restructuring, and is admired by clients for its deep knowledge of insolvency laws.” Leading individuals named in this area include:  Bruce Leaverton (Wash.), Chuck Ekberg (Wash.) and Mary Jo Heston (Wash.).

The Firm’s general Commercial Litigation Practice was recommended for their “strong reputation for litigation in the financial services, securities and class action spheres.” Chambers’ sources said, “I was very pleased with the level of service and attention to my case.” Sources also said that “they do great work — they’re responsive and proactive.” Leading individuals named in this category include:  Rudy Englund (Wash.), Milo Petranovich (Ore.) and Brewster Jamieson (Alaska).

The Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group was recommended for tackling “a wide range of IP matters, with clients praising its handling of copyright infringement, trademark portfolios, licensing and worldwide trademark clearance issues.” Chambers’ sources said this group goes “above and beyond — they really care about our company.” Leading individuals named in this category include:  Brian Bodine (Wash.).

Lane Powell was also recognized for its Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Chambers’ sources called them “a dedicated group of highly capable professionals who provide a broad range of legal services.”  Leading individuals named in this category include:  Mike Morgan (Wash.), Ben Lenhart (Ore.), Jeff Wolfstone (Ore.) and Michael Parise (Alaska).

The Real Estate Practice Group was also recommended, with Chambers sources calling the group “unique problem solvers who are available around the clock.” Sources went on to say, “We work across six time zones and they’re always available” and “they are very responsive and timely, and keep clients’ best interests in mind at all times. We really did get value for our money.” Leading individuals named in this category include:  Doug Wheeler (Wash.), Bryan Powell (Ore.) and Mike Silvey (Ore.).

The Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group was recommended for their “experience in advising a wide range of clients, including those from the banking, retail and pharmaceutical industries, on all aspects of employment law and employee benefits.” Leading individuals named in this category include:  Mike Reilly (Wash.), David Hosenpud (Ore.) and Peter Partnow (Alaska).

Other Lane Powell leading individuals recommended in Chambers include:  Diane Butler, Immigration (Wash.) and Michael Nesteroff, Environmental (Wash.).