Lane Powell is proud to announce that 38 of its attorneys and 17 practice teams have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers® USA: America's Leading Lawyers and Firms. During the research process, Chambers & Partners received feedback on the firm, including the following:
New to the firm's Chambers® rankings, the Banking & Finance Team is acknowledged as a "premier banking and finance team acting for an impressive list of international and regional banks" who is "responsive, comprehensive and knowledgeable." The team is noted for being "well versed in transactions arising in an array of sectors including agriculture, maritime and technology." A source commented, "One of the team's greatest strengths is their ability to work seamlessly together. I know when I solicit advice from one member of the group that the substance of our discussion will flow to other members of the group automatically. This is particularly helpful when working on complicated financings where the areas of relevant law regularly cross from banking to securities to real estate." Leading individuals recognized in this area include: Barry Abbott and Stephanie Stephens.
The Commercial Litigation Team is noted for having "a notable presence in the Pacific Northwest and a strong contentious practice," as well as being "organized, efficient and effective." Noted experience areas include securities and antitrust litigation, class actions, product liability, construction, intellectual property, health care and appellate. One client shared, "They always do a good job providing us with good advice over the course of the litigation and the settlement." Another shared, "The team is a great asset for us and has given us peace of mind." Leading individuals recognized in this area include: Mike Baylous, Ken Davis, Barbara Duffy, Brewster Jamieson and Milo Petranovich.
The Construction Team is recommended for its "contract-drafting, financial and dispute resolution expertise" with "significant experience in defending against design and delay claims." The team is acknowledged for being increasingly active in the Native American real estate developmental sector as well. Leading individuals recognized in this area include: Stan Beck and Jennifer Beyerlein.
The Corporate, Securities and M&A Team is recognized for its "in-depth knowledge of corporate finance and governance" and for "drawing on its full-service resources to provide end-to-end guidance on commercial transactions." One source shared, "The firm has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and technical expertise on all of the matters that they have been involved with me on." Leading individuals named in this area include: Paige Davis, Pat Franke, Kenny Haglund, Michael Parise, Mike Morgan, Lisa Poplawski and Jeff Wolfstone.
The Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Team is lauded as a "highly rated player for creditor representation, who is well known for acting on behalf of financial institutions on loan documentation, restructuring, enforcement and bankruptcy matters." The team is also recommended for its "in-depth knowledge of receiverships and growing expertise in Chapter 11 proceedings" and particularly commended for its experience in "cross-border insolvency matters, notable on behalf of receivers and trustees in workouts and Chapter 15 cases." One source notes, "They are highly knowledgeable and put us in a position to make informed decisions and calculated risks when necessary." Another commented, "They are very responsive, super resourceful, easy to work with and practical." Leading individuals named in this area include: Will Brunnquell, Chuck Ekberg, Greg Fox, Michael Parise and Jimmy Zack.
Another new practice area added to the firm's Chambers® rankings this year, the Environment Team is highlighted for "offering an extensive practice covering a full range of environmental issues including hazardous waste, contaminated property and site cleanups." The team is also noted for its "noteworthy expertise in stormwater issues as part of its significant CWA permitting capabilities." The leading individual named in this category is: Mike Nesteroff.
The Immigration Team is noted for its "representation of national and international corporations and individual clients in business immigration matters." This includes advising clients "on compliance and consular-related issues," and offering "expertise concerning both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas." Sources said, "They have demonstrated an impressive degree of knowledge of the processes, precedents and laws governing our matters. They have provided advice which has been measured, suitable and conscientiously thought out." One client enthused, "They are at the top of their game – we've found them to be very professional and knowledgeable." One market commentator added, "Overall they are all very friendly, responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with." Leading individuals named in this category include: Chris Motta-Wurst and Dustin O'Quinn.
The Labor, Employment & Benefits Team is recognized for "handling a wide range of issues including collective bargaining agreements, unfair labor practice claims, wage and hour disputes and employee handbook design, with significant experience representing clients in discrimination cases at trial and before the EEOC and other agencies. Other areas of strength include class action suits, employee benefits law and OSHA matters, with deep sector knowledge of the retail, healthcare and banking industries, among others." One client praised the team as "incredible and responsive. The quality of their work and level of commitment gives their attorneys the ability to build on lasting trusting relationships with their clients." Another client stated, "They do a great job and are good to work with, and we won't hesitate to use them again." Leading individuals named in this category include: Katheryn Bradley, David Hosenpud, Peter Partnow and Mike Reilly.
The Real Estate Team is well regarded as a "full-service real estate department, with strength in a range of matters including urban redevelopment, mixed-use development and sports arena development, as well as, acquisitions, leases, financing transactions and public-private partnerships." A client said, "They have a breadth and depth of specialists and experience, and they're reasonable and practical." Leading individuals named in this category include: Jeremy Bader, Michael Parise, Bryan Powell and Mike Silvey.
The Senior Living & Long Term Care Team is recognized as a "highly regarded healthcare group that specializes in representing long term care providers alongside a range of other providers," with "extensive experience in regulatory compliance issues such as HIPAA, Certificate of Needs mandates, and both Medicaid and Medicare fraud claims." A commentator noted, "They are very knowledgeable and extremely responsive." "Their entire regulatory team for post-acute care is expert and responsive,” said a source. Leading individuals named in this category include: Barbara Duffy and Carin Marney.
Chambers® also recognized the following additional attorneys as Ranked Individuals: Scott Edwards: Tax, Lewis Horowitz: Cannabis, and Holly Johnston: Intellectual Property.
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