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15 Stinson Leonard Street Attorneys Named Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America 

Press ReleaseAn additional 127 of the firm's attorneys recognized in the annual directory
08.15.2016

(KANSAS CITY, Mo. / MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.)—Stinson Leonard Street announced that 15 of the firm's attorneys were recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” are selected by voting averages by location received during the thousands of peer-review assessments Best Lawyers conducts with leading lawyers each year. 

In addition to the 15 "Lawyers of the Year", 127 of the firm's lawyers were listed in the 2017 edition as leaders in their practice areas. Those selected come from across the firm's geographic footprint and represent a cross-section of the firm's practice and industry areas. 

The attorneys recognized as "Lawyers of the Year": 

Denver 

 Ernest Panasci, Banking and Finance Law

Kansas City

Stephen Chinn, Land Use and Zoning Law
Douglas Dalgleish, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Parthy Evans, Environmental Law
Mark Hargrave, Financial Services Regulation Law
Ben Hobert, Tax Law 
Penny Slicer, Litigation – Intellectual Property 
Kip Wiggins, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Minneapolis 

Jeffrey Cairns, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Eric Galatz, Land Use and Zoning Law
William S. Forsberg, Non-Profit / Charities Law
Allen Saeks, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Ellen Sampson, Employment Law – Management
Lowell Stortz, Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Wichita 

David Bengtson, Oil and Gas Law

The attorneys listed in the Best Lawyers in America® 2017 include: 

Denver 

Deborah Bayles, Real Estate Law 
Ernest Panasci, Banking and Finance Law 

Jefferson City 

Charles Hatfield, Commercial Litigation, Government Relations Practice, Non-Profit / Charities Law

Kansas City

John Aisenbrey, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar 
James Allen, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Daniel Bukovac, Commercial Litigation 
Stephen Chinn, Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law 
Sean Colligan, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation-Securities
Stephen Cosentino, Technology Law
Douglas Curran, Environmental Law 
Douglas Dalgleish, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Railroad Law
Thomas Davis, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Kirk Doan, Health Care Law
Steven Emerson, Insurance Law, Oil and Gas Law, Product Liability, Litigation-Defendants 
Brent Erwood, Banking and Finance Law 
Parthy Evans, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, Water Law
Timothy Feathers, Information Technology Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Technology Law, Trademark Law 
David Frantze, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Karen Garrett, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law 
John Granda, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Regulation
Mark Hargrave, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation-Banking and Finance
Catherine Hauber, Real Estate Law
Scott Hecht, Insurance Law 
Mark Hinderks, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Municipal
Ben Hobert, Tax Law
Paul Hoffmann, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy 
Robert Hunter, Venture Capital Law 
Patricia Konopka, Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment
Todd LaSala, Real Estate Law 
Mike Lochmann, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
Emmett Logan, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation 
Susan McGreevy, Construction Law
Philip McKnight, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Bob Monroe, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Patrick Respeliers, Corporate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law 
James Selle, Corporate Law
Mark Shaiken, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
Neil Shortlidge, Litigation-Municipal, Litigation-Real Estate, Municipal Law 
Penny Slicer, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Patent Law
Kent Stallard, Trusts and Estates
James Swenson, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
David Tripp, Environmental Law 
Gerald Weidner, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law 
Sara Welch, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law- Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment 
Victoria Westerhaus, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
Kip Wiggins, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
George Verschelden, Commercial Litigation

Minneapolis 

David Axtell, Information Technology Law
James Bertrand, Energy Law 
Angela Bohmann, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
John Breviu, Health Care Law 
James Bullard, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property
Jeffrey Cairns, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Dominic Cecere, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment 
Kevin Conneely, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent 
David Crosby, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Trusts and Estates
Eileen Day, Trusts and Estates 
Robert Devolve, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law 
Joseph Finley, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
William Forsberg, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
Eric Galatz, Land Use and Zoning Law
Bill Greene, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust 
David Haynes, Tax Law 
Gabriel Holloway, Information Technology Law 
Bob Huber, Litigation-Construction 
David Kantor, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law 
Sidney Kaplan, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
David Kelley, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Laura Krishnan, Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
John Kuehn, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law 
Jeannine Lee, Litigation-Insurance, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
Joel Leviton, Trademark Law 
Steven Lindemann, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
Stephen Litman, Trusts and Estates
Daniel McInerney, Jr., Health Care Law 
Keith Moheban, Litigation-Intellectual Property
Thomas Nelson, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs 
Lowell Noteboom, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction, Mediation
Todd Noteboom, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Securities, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants 
Peterson, Douglas R., Criminal Defense: White-Collar 
Barbara Portwood, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law 
Allen Saeks, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants
Ellen Sampson, Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment 
Thomas Sanders, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Daniel Scott, Commercial Litigation
Morris Sherman, Corporate Law
Marc Simpson, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning
Byron Starns, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Litigation-Environmental, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Mining Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Water Law
Lowell Stortz, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates 
Shane Swanson, Trusts and Estates 
Michael Taylor, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
Robert Thavis, Insurance Law
Peter Thrane, Insurance Law 
Alan Van Dellen, Real Estate Law
Mark Weitz, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation 
Allison Woodbury, Tax Law

Phoenix

Michael Farrell, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Securities, 
Jeffrey Goulder, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
Alisa Lacey, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Michael Manning, Commercial Litigation
Michael Parrish, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
Thomas Salerno, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lonnie Williams, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management

St. Louis 

David Everson, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation - Intellectual Property
John Finger, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
Troy Kendrick, Jr. Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
John Munich, Commercial Litigation, Education Law
George Newman, Immigration Law, 
Charles Redd, Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates 
Harold Tzinberg, Real Estate Law

Washington, DC 

Marc Albert, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
Barkley Clark, Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance 
Darrell Clark, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy 
David D'Alessandro, Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law 
Kelly Daly, Energy Law
Dennis Lane, Energy Law 
John McCaffrey, Energy Law 
Glen Ortman, Energy Law
Harvey Reiter, Energy Law 
Jonathan Schneider, Energy Law 

Wichita 

David Bengtson, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Oil and Gas Law 
Jack Marvin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law
Robert Overman, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management 
Lynn Preheim, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law 
Stephanie Scheck, Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment
John Vetter, Trusts and Estates

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