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September 13, 2010 – Twenty-three shareholders from Lionel Sawyer & Collins were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), giving the Firm the distinction of having the greatest number of attorneys listed of all Nevada law firms.

Best Lawyers, one of the preeminent legal referral guides in the U.S., also ranked Lionel Sawyer & Collins as the top Nevada law firm for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation, as well as in the top tier in Nevada in the areas of Appellate Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Franchise Law, Gaming Law, Health Care Law, and Information Technology Law.

Sam Lionel, listed in Best Lawyers for more than 25 years, was recognized in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law. The 22 other Lionel Sawyer & Collins attorneys named to Best Lawyers are:

In Las Vegas: 
  - Richard Bryan; Government Relations Law 
  - Jeffrey Zucker; Real Estate Law 
  - Paul Hejmanowski; Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation 
  - Bob Faiss; Gaming Law 
  - David Frederick; Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation 
  - Todd Touton; Construction Law 
  - Cam Ferenbach; Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation 
  - Mark Goldstein; Real Estate Law 
  - Paul Larsen; Franchise Law 
  - Lynn Fulstone; Health Care Law 
  - Charles McCrea; Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law 
  - Greg Smith; Labor and Employment Law 
  - Malani Kotchka; Labor and Employment Law 
  - Todd Kennedy; Commercial Litigation 
  - Laura Thalacker; Labor and Employment Law 
  - Ellen Whittemore; Gaming Law, Information Technology Law

In Reno: 
  - Harvey Whittemore; Energy Law, Government Relations Law 
  - Colleen Dolan; Real Estate Law 
  - Jennifer Smith; Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law 
  - Dan Reaser; Energy Law, Gaming Law 
  - Allen Wilt; Commercial Litigation 
  - Craig Etem; Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

About Best Lawyers
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Nevada’s largest private law firm, Lionel Sawyer & Collins offers a full range of legal services, including gaming and regulatory law, litigation, government relations, commercial transactions, labor and employment law, environmental, bankruptcy, banking, trusts and estates, health care and corporate law. Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ Nevada offices include Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City. For more information about Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ practice and attorneys, please visit www.lionelsawyer.com.

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