52 DGS Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

August 16, 2015

DENVER - AUGUST 17, 2015 -  Fifty-two Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence. The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 43,000 attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The publication only recognizes the top four percent of attorneys in the country.

Eight DGS attorneys were named 2016 “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored with this distinction. The DGS attorneys selected as 2016 Lawyers of the Year are:

Stephen M. Brainerd – Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Gregory R. Danielson – Natural Resources Law

Randall E. Hubbard – Mining Law

Ronald R. Levine, II – Venture Capital Law

Laurence E. Nemirow – Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Christopher L. Richardson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Peter H. Schwartz – Mutual Funds Law

Bruce D. Stocks – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

The DGS attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America are:

Thomas C. Bell – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; and Litigation - Real Estate

Joel O. Benson – Oil and Gas Law

William A. Bianco – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; and Litigation - Construction

Cindy S. Birley – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Stephen M. Brainerd – Litigation - Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates

Charles L. Casteel – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

James E. Culhane – Real Estate Law

Gregory R. Danielson – Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; and Oil and Gas Law

William J. Duffy – Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; and Natural Resources Law

Janette L. Ferguson – Commercial Litigation

John A. Francis – Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; and Health Care Law

Roger L. Freeman – Environmental Law

Deborah J. Friedman – International Trade and Finance Law

Michael J. Gallagher – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - Environmental

Albert Givray – Aviation Law

Laura K. Granier – Commercial Litigation

Catherine A. Hance – Real Estate Law

Dale R. Harris – Antitrust Law; Arbitration; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Antitrust; and Mediation

Richard P. Holme – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - First Amendment

Randall E. Hubbard – Energy Law; Mining Law; and Natural Resources Law

John R. Jacus – Environmental Law

Rachel R. James – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Thomas P. Johnson – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - Banking and Finance; and Litigation - Securities

Victoria V. Johnson – Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

Kenzo S. Kawanabe – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

J. Christopher Kinsman – Real Estate Law

Sybil R. Kisken – Arbitration

William N. Krems – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law; and Trusts and Estates

Ronald R. Levine, II – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; and Venture Capital Law

Jordan Lipp – Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law

Andrew M. Low – Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; and Litigation - First Amendment

Jonathan A. Marks – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Judith M. Matlock – Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; and Oil and Gas Law

John L. McCabe – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Equipment Finance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Project Finance Law

Zach C. Miller – Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; and Water Law

Barbara J. Mueller – Construction Law and Real Estate Law

Laurence E. Nemirow – Litigation and Controversy - Tax and Tax Law

David Neslin – Energy Law and Natural Resources Law

Brett C. Painter – Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Patricia Peterson – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Securities / Capital Markets Law

Jonathan W. Rauchway – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Christopher L. Richardson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Laura Riese – Environmental Law

Constance Rogers – Native American Law

Peter H. Schwartz – Mutual Funds Law

Michael Snider – Tax Law

Shannon Wells Stevenson – Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation

Bruce D. Stocks – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Andrew I. Sultan – Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; and Securities / Capital Markets Law

S. Lee Terry, Jr. – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; and Securities Regulation

Lester R. Woodward – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mutual Funds Law; and Securities Regulation

Gail L. Wurtzler – Environmental Law

About Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, one of the Rocky Mountain region’s preeminent law firms, serves clients nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on corporate finance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, environmental law, real estate, and complex litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with companies in the energy, mining, technology, hospitality, private equity, manufacturing, asset management, and aviation industries. As the exclusive member firm in Colorado for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, DGS has access to in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

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