We are proud to announce that 28 of our attorneys and 14 practice teams have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. During the research process, Chambers & Partners received comments regarding Lane Powell, including the following:
The Construction Team was recommended for its “contract-drafting, financial and dispute resolution expertise” and its high-level ability to “advise on bidding and procurement matters.” Chambers® also noted the Team was “adept at defending against professional error claims.” Leading individuals in this area include: Stan Beck (Washington).
The Corporate, Securities and M&A Team was recognized for “being pragmatic and responsive,” as well as its ability to help clients “make a decision based on solid experience and knowledge.” One source enthused, “the extensive tenure, experience, and the genuine collegiality and team approach of the firm's partners not only brings all of the requisite expertise to any complex situation, but expedites the transaction process, lowering costs and enhancing decision-making.” Leading individuals named in this area include: Michael Parise (Alaska), Kenny Haglund (Oregon), Jeff Wolfstone (Oregon), Brian DeFoe (Washington), Pat Franke (Washington) and Mike Morgan (Washington).
The Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Team was recognized for their strong “diversity of expertise,” being “very aware of the risks faced by lenders in different jurisdictions,” and “truly caring about their end [work] product.” The Team was also recommended for its representation “of financial institutions on loan documentation, restructuring, enforcement and bankruptcy matters” and “in cross-border insolvency matters.” One source stated, “This team as a whole functions at a very high level … I have yet to work with any legal team which is better.” Leading individuals named in this area include: Michael Parise (Alaska), Chuck Ekberg (Washington) and Greg Fox (Washington).
The Intellectual Property Team was recognized for its “crucial depth of expertise in key sectors such as technology, life sciences and telecommunications.” The Team was described as “remarkably timely and precise” with “superb communication skills” and a strong knack for “clearly explaining deadlines and decision points.” One client said, “Finding counsel here in Seattle with such stellar knowledge of pharmaceutical trademark has been invaluable.” The Team was recommended for “representing growing and established businesses in relation to copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret issues.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Ken Davis (Oregon) and Brian Bodine (Washington).
The Labor, Employment & Benefits Team was noted for being “well regarded for its handling of employment disputes and employee benefits matters.” The Team was also recognized for its “wide range of issues, including collective bargaining and union campaigns,” as well as their “significant experience representing clients in discrimination cases at trial and before the EEOC and other agencies.” One source stated, “[They make us] feel like we’re their only client. Having access to a firm I can tell genuinely cares about our organization's compliance, but also our employee wellbeing and brand in the community, is a hard balance to find sometimes." Leading individuals named in this category include: Peter Partnow (Alaska), David Hosenpud (Oregon), Katheryn Bradley (Washington) and Mike Reilly (Washington).
The Commercial Litigation Team “is well regarded for its proficiency in securities and antitrust litigation as well as product liability, construction and IP disputes.” The Team was also highlighted for its “extensive class action experience and robust appellate practice.” One client shared, “The strategy that they developed to succeed was brilliant. The leg work to execute the strategy was done well, and the follow-up during the litigation has been flawless." Leading individuals named in this category include: Mike Baylous (Alaska), Brewster Jamieson (Alaska), Milo Petranovich (Oregon) and Barb Duffy (Washington).
The Real Estate Team was recognized as a “popular choice of counsel for leisure and hospitality clients,” as well as for its “experience in the senior housing and assisted living space.” One client appreciated the Team’s “service, response time and follow through,” and another enthused “I would rate them an A; they are excellent in all areas.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Michael Parise (Alaska), Bryan Powell (Oregon), Mike Silvey (Oregon) and Scott Campbell (Washington).
Chambers® also ranked Mike Nesteroff as a leading lawyer in Washington for environmental law. Dustin O’Quinn and the Immigration Team were acknowledged as “Recognized Practitioners” in Washington.
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