Fifty-five attorneys from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publication. Attorneys from seven offices were recognized in 34 different categories ranging from energy and environmental law to government relations practice and bet-the-company litigation.
Best Lawyers also recognized five Brownstein attorneys as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Lawyer of the Year in their respective law practice category. These attorneys include: Perry E. Bendicksen III, Albuquerque public finance law; David P. Buchholtz, Albuquerque banking and finance law and municipal finance law; Michael F. Feeley, Denver government relations practice; Scott S. Slater, Los Angeles water law; and Timothy R. Van Valen Albuquerque litigation and controversy - tax.
Attorneys recognized from Brownstein’s Albuquerque office include: Perry E. Bendicksen III, banking and finance law, corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, mergers & 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; Jill K. Sweeney, public finance law; and Timothy R. Van Valen, litigation and controversy - tax and tax law.
Attorneys recognized in the firm's Denver office include: Steven E. Abelman, litigation - bankruptcy; Edward N. Barad, real estate law; Bill C. Berger, employment law - management; Gregory W. Berger, tax law; Norman Brownstein, government relations practice; Steven W. Farber, corporate law; Hubert A. Farbes, Jr., litigation - construction; Michael F. Feeley, government relations practice; Lea Ann Fowler, real estate law; 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; Jeffrey M. Knetsch, securities/capital markets law; Mark F. Leonard, family law; Mark J. Mathews, environmental law; John V. McDermott, commercial litigation, litigation - banking and finance, litigation - mergers and acquisitions, litigation - securities and securities regulation; Michael J. Pankow, banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; James A. Pinto, patent law, Ronda L. Sandquist, environmental 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.
Attorneys recognized from Brownstein’s Las Vegas office include: David R. Arrajj, gaming law; Andrew S. Brignone, litigation - ERISA; Albert Z. Kovacs, corporate law; Kirk B. Lenhard, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation; Angela Turriciano Otto, real estate law; Tamara Beatty Peterson, commercial litigation; Frank A. Schreck, gaming law; Ellen Schulhofer, corporate law; Adam P. Segal, litigation - ERISA; and Sonia Church Vermeys, corporate law.
Attorneys recognized from the firm’s Los Angeles office include: Deborah Drooz, litigation - First Amendment; Barry Langberg, entertainment law - motion pictures and television, litigation - First Amendment; and Scott S. Slater, water law.
Attorneys recognized from Brownstein’s Phoenix office include: Jeffrey W. Crockett, communications law, energy law and water law; Janna Day, government relations practice; Michael Preston Green, government relations practice; and John C. West, commercial litigation and health care law.
Attorneys from the firm’s Santa Barbara office include: Steven A. Amerikaner, land use and zoning law, natural resources law and real estate law; Christopher A. Jacobs, real estate law; Barry B. Langberg, entertainment law - motion pictures and television and litigation - First Amendment; and Robert J. Saperstein, water law.
Additionally Paul M. O’Gara, in the firm's Atlantic City office, was recognized for gaming law.
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.”