Lane Powell is proud to announce that 46 of its attorneys and 13 practice teams have been recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers and Firms. During the research process, Chambers & Partners received feedback on the firm, including the following:
The Commercial Litigation Team is recognized for representing “clients across many sectors, including banking, aerospace, retail and manufacturing, and is more than capable of handling cases with a cross-border element” as well as its “expert handling of securities and antitrust litigation. It is further noted for extensive class action experience and robust appellate practice, with additional strength in defamation cases.” One client shared, “Lane Powell's health litigation team has a great reputation. It's a strong regional firm with well-connected, good lawyers.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Mike Baylous, Ken Davis, John Devlin, Barb Duffy, Pilar French, Brewster Jamieson, Janet Larsen, and Jeffrey Robinson.
The Construction Team is noted for “contract drafting, financial and dispute resolution expertise, primarily to design professionals such as engineers and architects, among others.” One client noted, “I am impressed with their knowledge, experience and ability to help clients efficiently.” Another source shared, “They've assembled a team of highly qualified professionals to tackle the needs of a case when and where most appropriate.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Stan Beck, Jennifer Beyerlein, Andrew Gabel, and Ellie Perka.
The Corporate, Securities, and M&A Team is noted for its “ability to handle matters across the corporate spectrum, with considerable expertise in complex M&A, restructuring, and joint ventures.” One source shared, “The team display super high quality service and technical skill in corporate M&A." Leading individuals named in this category include: Paige Davis, Pat Franke, Kenny Haglund, Mike Morgan, Michael Parise, Lisa Poplawski, and Jeff Wolfstone.
The Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Team is recommended for its “particular expertise in working with bankruptcy trustees and banks, often on the creditor side.” The team is also recognized for its “further strength in the special servicing of loans.” One client shared, “The team is knowledgeable, experienced and responsive." Another source noted, “The entire roster of lawyers is really capable.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Will Brunnquell, David Criswell, Chuck Ekberg, Greg Fox, Michael Parise, and Jimmy Zack.
The Environment Team is noted for its “extensive practice covering a full range of environmental issues including hazardous waste, contaminated property and site cleanups.” The leading individual named in this category is Mike Nesteroff.
The Finance & Banking Team “frequently assists with the structuring and negotiating of high-value transactions, including revolving and syndicated facilities, and is also adept at assisting borrowers." The team is also recognized for being “well versed in transactions arising in an array of sectors, including agriculture, maritime and technology.” One client noted, “The team is always available and prompt with responses.” The leading individual named in this category is Stephanie Stephens.
The Immigration Team is noted for its “representation of national and international corporations and individual clients in business immigration matters.” This includes advising on “compliance and consular-related issues,” and offering “expertise concerning both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.” One source notes, “They are experts in all of the areas we engage them for. In addition to being extremely responsive, the caliber of the advice they provide is outstanding." Another source shared, “They are thorough in their investigation of individual situations and complexities, giving advice on potential solutions to each. They do not shy away from unique situations.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Chris Motta-Wurst, Dustin O’Quinn, and Jessica Yu.
The Labor, Employment & Benefits Team is recognized for “handling of employment disputes and employee benefits matters” as well as its “experience in discrimination, trade secret, non-compete, and breach of employment contract disputes.” One client shared, “The team's service is timely, strategic and comprehensive.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Katheryn Bradley, David Hosenpud, Beth Joffe, Doug Parker, Peter Partnow, Mike Reilly, and Priya Vivian. New to the firm's Chambers® rankings, the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Team is noted for its “experience across the employee benefits and executive compensation spectrum, including 401(a) defined contribution, 401(k), cash balance, health and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.” The leading individual named in this category is Kara Backus.
The Real Estate Team is noted for its “strength in a range of matters including urban redevelopment and mixed-use development.” Other “areas of strength include acquisitions, leases, financing transactions and public-private partnerships.” A client stated, “The team's communication is fantastic." Leading individuals named in this category include: Jeremy Bader, Garrett Crawshaw, Michael Parise, Bryan Powell, and Michael Silvey.
The Senior Living and Long Term Care Team and Health Care Transactions Team are noted as a “highly regarded healthcare group which specializes in representing long-term care providers, alongside a range of other providers.” They are also recommended for their “extensive experience in regulatory compliance issues such as HIPAA, Certificate of Need mandates, and both Medicaid and Medicare fraud claims.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Barb Duffy, Carin Marney, Randi Nathanson, and Greg Pyle.
Another new practice area added to the firm's Chambers® rankings this year, the Tax Team is recognized for “handling both litigation and transactional mandates in the healthcare, energy and telecommunications sectors.” Noted experience areas include state and federal tax matters. One client stated, “The team has an impressive depth of knowledge on the policies, conditions and factors that drive the tax law space.” The leading individual named in this category is Scott Edwards.
Chambers® also recognized the following additional attorneys as Ranked Individuals: Ken Davis (Intellectual Property) and Lewis Horowitz (Cannabis).
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