Forty-nine attorneys from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publication. Attorneys from seven of Brownstein’s offices were recognized in 28 different law categories ranging from bankruptcy, litigation and gaming to corporate, real estate and government relations.
In Brownstein’s Albuquerque office, Eric R. Burris is listed for product liability litigation - defendants.
Recognized in the Atlantic City office is Paul M. O’Gara who has been included on the Best Lawyers in America since 2005 for his gaming law practice.
Attorneys from the firm’s Denver office included: Steven E. Abelman, litigation -bankruptcy; Adam J. Agron, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law; Nicole R. Ament, real estate law; Robert P. Attai, international mergers and acquisitions; Edward N. Barad, real estate law; Richard B. Benenson, commercial litigation and mass tort litigation/class actions - defendants; Gregory W. Berger, tax law; Norman Brownstein, government relations practice; Sharon E. Caulfield, health care law; Justin L. Cohen, commercial litigation; Erin M. Eiselein, litigation - health care; Steven W. Farber, corporate law; Hubert A. Farbes, Jr., commercial litigation and litigation - construction; Michael F. Feeley, government relations practice; Lisa Hogan, litigation - labor and employment; Aaron M. Hyatt, real estate law; Bruce A. James, real estate law; Robert Kaufmann, real estate law; Michael King, health care law; Jeffrey M. Knetsch, securities/capital markets law; Mark F. Leonard, family law; Mark J. Mathews, environmental law; Gino A. Maurelli, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law; Michael J. Pankow, banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; Elizabeth D. Paulsen, corporate law; Ronda L. Sandquist, environmental law; Steven O. Sims, water law; Nancy A. Strelau, employee benefits (ERISA) law; Ana Lazo Tenzer, real estate law; Gregory A. Vallin, real estate law; and Carolynne C. White, land use and zoning law and real estate law. This was the first year for Nicole Ament, Justin Cohen, Erin Eiselein, and Michael King to be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Attorneys from the firm’s Las Vegas office included: David R. Arrajj, gaming law; Andrew S. Brignone, litigation - ERISA; Frank M. Flansburg III, commercial litigation; 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 L. Schulhofer, corporate law; Adam P. Segal, litigation - ERISA; and Sonia Church Vermeys, corporate law and gaming law.
Attorneys recognized from the firm’s Los Angeles office include: Scott S. Slater who is listed in the water law category. The firm’s Santa Barbara attorneys included: Steven A. Amerikaner, land use and zoning law, natural resources law and real estate law; Stephanie Osler Hastings, water law; Christopher A. Jacobs, real estate law; and Robert J. Saperstein, water law.
In the Washington, D.C., office, Al Mottur is listed for communications law.
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