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Chambers USA Recommends 19 Lane Powell Attorneys and Nine Practice Groups

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Top Ranked Chambers USA 2009Nineteen Lane Powell attorneys and nine practice groups were recently selected by their peers and clients for inclusion in the 2009 edition of the prestigious legal rankings guide Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which were published in June.

The recommended attorneys are:

  • Glenn Amster, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Washington)
  • Diane Butler, Immigration (Washington)
  • Michael Dwyer, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
  • Charles Ekberg, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)
  • Rudy Englund, Litigation: General Commercial (Washington)
  • Mary Jo Heston, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)
  • Brewster Jamieson, Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska)
  • Bruce Leaverton, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)
  • Benjamin Lenhart, Corporate/M&A (Oregon)
  • Leah Lively, Labor & Employment (Oregon)
  • Mike Morgan, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
  • Michael Nesteroff, Environment (Washington)
  • Milo Petranovich, Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon)
  • Bryan Powell, Real Estate (Oregon)
  • Michael Reilly, Labor & Employment (Washington)
  • Gary Tober, Corporate/Commercial: Tax (Washington)
  • Douglas Wheeler, Real Estate (Washington)
  • Karen Williams, Real Estate (Oregon)
  • Jeffrey Wolfstone, Corporate/M&A (Oregon)

Chambers also recommends outstanding practice groups. Lane Powell will be recognized for:

  • Alaska
    • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Oregon
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Real Estate
  • Washington
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Corporate/Commercial
    • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Every year, the research team at Chambers carries out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world. The qualities on which rankings are based include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by the client. Chambers rankings and editorial materials are referred to extensively by General Counsel and other purchasers of legal services who look to their recommendations when choosing legal representation.