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Chambers USA Recommends Lane Powell in Multiple Categories for 2016

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Twenty-four attorneys and 11 practices were ranked in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Business. 

Five Lane Powell attorneys were newly added to the rankings this year. Chambers also listed two attorneys and one practice as “Recognised Practitioners.”

During the research process, Chambers received comments regarding Lane Powell’s practice teams, including the following:

  • “Excellent firm. They have high expertise; very customer-oriented and responsive.”
  • “They come up with practical solutions and do a really nice job of being predictive and focusing on our needs.”
  • “They treat us like a Fortune 500 client – we feel valued and looked after.”
  • “They are very responsive to any issues I have and, more importantly, they solve them and help me figure out the best path to take. They pretty much always seem to have an attorney who is specialized in what I need.”
  • “They consistently exercise extremely good legal judgment and provide great strategic and practical advice.”

Additionally, Lane Powell’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice Group was described as “a first-class team admired for its lender-focused work.” The group was also recommended for its “representation of financial institutions and trustees in restructurings, litigation and enforcement.” Leading individuals named in this area include: Gregory R. Fox (Washington), Bruce W. Leaverton (Washington), Charles R. Ekberg (Washington), Mary Jo Heston (Washington) and Michael Parise (Alaska).

The Firm’s Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice was also recommended for its “full-service resources to provide end-to-end support on commercial transactions.” The group’s “excellent reputation” was also highlighted, as well as its focus on finance, securities compliance and corporate governance issues.  Leading individuals named in this area include:  Michael E. Morgan (Washington), Kenneth R. Haglund, Jr. (Oregon), Benjamin G. Lenhart (Oregon), Jeffrey C. Wolfstone (Oregon) and Michael Parise (Alaska).

The Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group was described as “well-regarded for its expertise across an array of IP strategy, litigation and enforcement matters.” The group was also recommended for “representing growing and established businesses in relation to copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret issues.”  Leading individuals named in this category include: Brian G. Bodine (Washington) and Parna A. Mehrbani (Oregon).

Lane Powell’s Labor and Employment Practice Group was also described as a “well-regarded group providing high-quality counsel on employment law litigation and compliance.” The group was also recognized for its “active employee benefits practice” and its experience in “collective bargaining agreements, unfair labor practice claims, and wage and hour disputes.” Leading individuals named in this category include: D. Michael Reilly (Washington), David G. Hosenpud (Oregon) and Peter C. Partnow (Alaska).

The Firm’s general Commercial Litigation Practice was recommended for its “well-reputed insurance defense practice with further expertise handling securities, healthcare and antitrust litigation.” The group was also recognized for its proficiency in “product liability, construction and IP disputes” and is “well-regarded for its appellate practice.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Rudy A. Englund (Washington), Douglas W. Greene (Washington), Milo Petranovich (Oregon), Michael B. Baylous (Alaska) and Brewster H. Jamieson (Alaska).

The Real Estate Practice Group was recommended for its “strength in a range of matters including urban development, mixed-use development and sports arena development,” as well as “for its experience in the senior housing space.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Scott Campbell (Washington), Bryan E. Powell (Oregon) and Mike R. Silvey (Oregon).

Other Lane Powell leading individuals recommended in Chambers include: Diane M. Butler, Immigration (Washington) and Michael A. Nesteroff, Environmental (Washington). Barbara J. Duffy, General: Commercial Litigation (Washington), Thomas F. Grohman, Corporate/Commercial (Washington) and the Immigration Practice Group (Washington) were the attorneys and practice listed as “Recognised Practitioners.”

Lane Powell’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group Received High Rankings in Chambers High Net Worth for 2016

Lane Powell’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group, as well as Sarah MacLeod, Heidi Orr and Charles W. Riley, Jr., were ranked in the first edition of Chambers High Net Worth 2016 in the area of Private Wealth Law for Washington.

The group was recognized for their work advising clients in international and domestic estate and gift planning, trust administration, business succession strategies, charitable matters and asset protection. They also were recommended for their work in fiduciary litigation and their regular representation of beneficiaries, fiduciaries and families in matters relating to trusts, probate and guardianship disputes.

During the research process, Chambers received comments regarding the practice, including the following:

  • “Excellent team.”
  • “They are always the first on my list.  The quality of their work has always been outstanding.”

Additionally, MacLeod was praised for her “perfect combination of technical expertise and relationship-building skills,” Orr was noted for working “hard for her clients in terms of getting to the right answer,” and Riley was recognized for his strong technical proficiency and “skill in taking complicated matters and condensing them.”