Modrall Sperling Achieves National Recognition in Chambers USA 2012

Thursday, June 07, 2012

    The 2012 Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business was released today and Modrall Sperling's Native American practice and lawyer Lynn H. Slade received national recognition for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Modrall Sperling received five top tier rankings in New Mexico, in the following practice areas: Corporate/Commercial, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, Litigation-General Commercial, Native American Law and Real Estate. Sixteen of the firm's lawyers have been selected in 21 categories as "Leaders in Their Field" in New Mexico.

    Chambers said of the Native American practice, "… based in New Mexico, the sizeable team offers coast-to-coast coverage" and handles work involving more than 40 tribes, "a really high-quality firm with fine attorneys who are highly ethical." The firm's Native American Law practice assists clients throughout the country on wide-ranging transactions, financings and litigation matters related to business and energy resource development.

    Lynn Slade is "superb on matters involving Indian tribal law. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with," Chambers states. He was named a Star Individual in New Mexico; a "star" ranking is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.

    The following Modrall Sperling lawyers are listed in 2012 Chambers USA:

Larry P. Ausherman, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries;
Duane E. Brown, Corporate/Commercial;
Stuart R. Butzier, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries;
John R. Cooney, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries;
Dale W. Ek, Real Estate;
Peter L. Franklin, Corporate/Commercial;
Kenneth L. Harrigan, Litigation: General Commercial;
George R. McFall, Labor & Employment;
Margaret L. Meister, Real Estate;
Christopher P. Muirhead, Corporate/Commercial;
Maria O'Brien, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries: Water Law;
James M. Parker, Corporate Commercial, Tax and Employee Benefits;
Ruth M. Schifani, Real Estate;
William C. Scott, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries and Native American Law;
Lynn H. Slade, Star Individual in Native American Law; and
Walter E. Stern III, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries and Native American Law

    Since 1990, Chambers has published the world's leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. Each year Chambers USA conducts in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers across the USA. The qualities Chambers looks for (and which determine rankings) include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.