Haynes and Boone Attorneys and Practices Listed in Chambers USA


Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers collected 19 group and 55 individual rankings within the respected annual law firm directoryChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012.

The firm's Bankruptcy, Corporate/M&A, Franchise and Intellectual Property practices were all nationally ranked this year.

Within the national Franchise ranking, attorneys Jan Gilbert and Robert Lauer, made their debuts. The group as a whole was recognized for its “significant depth of experience in product distribution.” Partner Joyce Mazero was highlighted for her experience in advising on strategic development and expansion agreements, while Partner Deborah S. Coldwell was noted for her defense work for Curves International.

Within the firm’s national ranking for the Bankruptcy/Restructuring practice, three partners, Robert Albergotti, Charles Beckham Jr. and Robin Phelan, were individually recognized for the first time for their expertise. The Intellectual Property and Corporate/M&A practices, meanwhile, maintained their strong national rankings.

Also, the Haynes and Boone Texas Construction Practice was ranked for the first time this year, and the New York Real Estate (Mainly Dirt) leasing practice was recognized for a second year, this time with the addition of Noah Shapiro, who is noted as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in 2012.

Comprehensive Chambers USA 2012 results indicate where the practices and individuals rank compared to peer law firms. Haynes and Boone’s collective results mark a rise in the rankings for 17 attorneys (including 12 newly ranked) and one practice group, while the Real Estate practice group, in the construction category, made its debut on the listing. Additionally, 38 attorneys and 16 practice groups maintained their rankings.

“These numbers are a testament that our client service model is appreciated not only by our clients, but by our peers in the legal industry,” said Terry Conner, Haynes and Boone’s managing partner. “I’d like to thank all the recognized individuals for their hard work and making client satisfaction a priority.”

Independent and objective, Chambers USA is carefully researched and widely considered to be the most reputable law firm directory in the world. Its rankings are based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients from coast to coast. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.

The addition of the Construction group this year increased the number of ranked firm practices to 19. They are:

• Antitrust (Texas)
• Banking & Finance (Texas)
• Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Nationwide)
• Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
Construction (Texas)
• Corporate/M&A (Texas)
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (Nationwide)
Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Texas)
• Environment (Texas)
• Franchising (Nationwide)
• Insurance (Texas)
Intellectual Property (Nationwide)
Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Labor & Employment (Texas)
• Litigation: General Commercial (Texas)
• Real Estate (Texas)
• Real Estate: Mainly Dirt (New York)
• Tax (Texas)
• Technology: Outsourcing (Texas)

The 55 Haynes and Boone attorneys recognized in Chambers USA 2012 are:

• Robert Albergotti -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Kathleen Beasley -- Antitrust (Texas)
• Jeffrey Becker -- Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright (Texas)
• Charles Beckham Jr. -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Michael Boone -- Corporate/M&A (Texas)
• James D. Braddock -- Environment (Texas)
• George W. Bramblett Jr. -- Litigation: General Commercial (Texas)
• Ronald W. Breaux -- Antitrust (Texas)
• Arthur Carter -- Labor & Employment (Texas)
• Jeff Civins -- Environment (Texas)
• Deborah S. Coldwell -- Franchising (Nationwide)
• Randall E. Colson -- Technology: Outsourcing (Texas)
• Nina Cortell -- Litigation: Appellate (Texas)
• Melvin Dow -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Scott Drablos -- Tax (Texas)
• John R. Eldridge -- Environment (Texas)
• J. Russell Emerson -- Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Richard M. Fijolek -- Tax (Texas)
• Jan Gilbert – Franchising (Nationwide)
• Patrick L. Hughes -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Steve Jenkins -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Robert Lauer -- Franchising (Nationwide)
• Lynne Liberato -- Litigation: Appellate (Texas)
• Diana Liebmann -- Energy (Texas)
• Ernest Martin -- Insurance (Texas)
• Richard Martin -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Stuart Mass -- Real Estate (New York)
• Joyce G. Mazero -- Franchising (Nationwide)
• David McCombs -- Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Carie McKinney -- Environment (Texas)
• Barry McNeil -- Antitrust (Texas)
• Mary S. Mendoza -- Environment (Texas)
• Bruce Merwin -- Construction (Texas)
• Arthur M. Nathan -- Corporate/M&A (Texas)
• Karen Nelson – Banking & Finance (Texas)
• Scott G. Night -- Banking & Finance (Texas)
• Lenard Parkins -- Bankruptcy (New York)
• Ian Peck -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Stephen Pezanosky -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Robin Phelan -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Phillip B. Philbin -- Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Karen S. Precella – Litigation: Appellate (Texas)
• Werner Powers -- Insurance (Texas)
• Timothy Powers -- Banking & Finance (Texas)
• Ann Saegert -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Noah Shapiro – Real Estate (New York)
• Janice V. Sharry -- Corporate/M&A (Texas)
• Micah Skidmore -- Insurance (Texas)
• William Strock -- Labor & Employment (Texas)
• Patrick J. Sullivan -- Energy (Texas)
• Jonathan Wilson – Labor & Employment (Texas)
• Robert Wilson -- Real Estate (Texas) 

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