Fifty-one attorneys from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Attorneys from seven offices were recognized in 38 different categories ranging from bet-the-company litigation and corporate law to government relations practice and water law.
The following attorneys from Brownstein’s Albuquerque office were selected: Perry E. Bendicksen III, banking and finance law, corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, mergers and acquisitions law, and public finance law; David P. Buchholtz, banking and finance law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, municipal law, and public finance law; Bonnie J. Paisley, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities/capital markets law; Jill K. Sweeney, public finance law; and Timothy R. Van Valen, tax law, and litigation and controversy – tax. Bendicksen and Buchholtz each have been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 15 years.
Attorneys recognized the firm’s Denver office included: Steven E. Abelman, litigation - bankruptcy; Edward N. Barad, real estate law; Gregory W. Berger, tax law; William C. Berger, employment law – management; Norman Brownstein, government relations practice; Steven W. Farber, corporate law; Hubert A. Farbes, litigation – construction; Michael F. Feeley, government relations practice; Catherine C. Gale, real estate law; Neil M. Goff, tax law; Lisa Hogan, litigation – labor and employment; Bruce A. James, real estate law; Robert Kaufmann, real estate law; Mark F. Leonard, family law; John V. McDermott, commercial litigation, litigation – banking and finance, litigation – mergers and acquisitions, litigation – securities, and securities regulation; Lynda A. McNeive, real estate law; Michael J. Pankow, banking and finance law, and bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights law/insolvency and reorganization law; James A. Pinto, patent law; Steven O. Sims, water law; Steven M. Sommers, real estate law; Nancy A. Strelau, Employee Benefits (ERISA) law; Ana Lazo Tenzer, real estate law; Lawrence W. Treece, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation – antitrust, and litigation – securities; and Carolynne C. White, land use and zoning law, and real estate law. Both Goff and Leonard have been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 15 years.
The following attorneys from Brownstein’s Las Vegas office were selected: David R. Arrajj, gaming law; Andrew S. Brignone, litigation – ERISA; Albert Z. Kovacs, business organizations including LLCs and partnerships, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law; Kirk B. Lenhard, bet-the company litigation and commercial litigation; Angela Turriciano Otto, real estate law; Frank A. Schreck, gaming law; Ellen Schulhofer, corporate law; Adam P. Segal, litigation – ERISA; and Sonia Church Vermeys, corporate law. Both Lenhard and Brignone have been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 15 years.
Attorneys recognized from the firm’s Los Angeles office included: Deborah Drooz, litigation – first amendment; Barry Langberg, litigation - first amendment; and Scott S. Slater, water law.
The following attorneys from Brownstein’s Phoenix office were selected: Jeffrey W. Crockett, communications law, energy law and water law; Janna B. Day, government relations practice; Michael Preston Green, government relations practice; Carlos D. Ronstadt, energy law, mining law, natural resources law and water law; John C. West, commercial litigation and health care law. Ronstadt has been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 15 years.
Attorneys from the firm’s Santa Barbara office included: Steven A. Amerikaner, land use and zoning law, natural resources law and real estate law; Christopher A. Jacobs, real estate law; Barry Langberg, litigation - first amendment; and Robert J. Saperstein, water law.
Additionally, in Washington, D.C., Stephen A. Best was recognized in the criminal defense: white-collar category.
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys cast almost
3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”