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Fifty-one Lane Powell Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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Fifty-one Lane Powell attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017.

Special congratulations go to our 2017 “Lawyers of the Year”:  Barry Abbott, who was named for his work in Financial Services Regulation; Brian Bodine, who was named for his work in Trade Secrets; Michael Reilly, who was named for his work in ERISA Litigation; and Katherine Spelman, who was named for her work in Information Technology.  This is the third time for Barry and Michael to be recognized as “Lawyers of the Year.” Barry, Brian, Michael and Katherine were recognized because they received a particularly high rating in Best Lawyers’® peer-review survey, signifying a high level of respect among peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. The “Lawyer of the Year” award is presented to only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Special recognition also goes to Charles Ekberg and Michael Morgan who have been listed in Best Lawyers® for 30 years; and to Barry Abbott, Craig Bachman, Stanton Beck, Brian Bodine, Michael Dwyer, Thomas Grohman, Lewis Horowitz, David Hosenpud, Neil Kimmelfield, Bruce Leaverton, Andrew Morrow, Milo Petranovich, Bryan Powell, Charles Riley, Joan Robinson, Thomas Sondag and Katherine Spelman who have been listed for 10 or more years.

The Anchorage attorneys and their practice areas are:

  • Michael Parise, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization

The Portland attorneys and their practice areas are:

  • Craig Bachman, Litigation — Antitrust, Litigation — Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets
  • Jeffery Bird, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Kenneth Davis, Litigation — Intellectual Property
  • Pilar French, Litigation — Banking & Finance
  • John Gadon, Litigation & Controversy — Tax, Tax
  • Bruce Hamlin, Product Liability Litigation — Defendants
  • David Hosenpud, Commercial Litigation, Employment — Management, Litigation — Labor & Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions — Defendants
  • Charles Hudson, Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Neil Kimmelfield, Litigation & Controversy — Tax, Tax
  • Benjamin Lenhart, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jill Long, Land Use and Zoning
  • Robert Maloney, Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Andrew Morrow, Corporate
  • Paul Ostroff, Employment — Management, Labor — Management, Litigation — Labor & Employment
  • Milo Petranovich, Antitrust, Litigation — Securities, Commercial Litigation
  • Bryan Powell, Real Estate
  • Michael Silvey, Real Estate
  • Vicki Smith, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation — Defendants, Product Liability Litigation — Plaintiffs
  • Thomas Sondag, Appellate
  • John Stevason, Employment — Management
  • Robert Wiggins, Venture Capital
  • Jeffrey Wolfstone, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

The Seattle attorneys and their practice areas are:

Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.