Ten members of RCA have been selected as Leading Lawyers for Business in Arizona and Colorado by Chambers & Partners. They are included in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client's Guide.Chambers & Partners interviewed clients of law firms, General Counsel at Fortune 100 companies, high-profile entrepreneurs, and other significant purchasers of legal services to obtain a consistent market view of which law firms and lawyers are considered leaders in their law practice areas. The ten lawyers from RC&A selected as leaders are listed below, followed by remarks from the Chamber's Guide.
Brian Nazarenus, Colorado, Natural Resources & EnvironmentFrom Chambers: "Brian Nazarenus of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite has a wide-ranging water law practice, with deep transactional and litigation experience."James W. Sanderson, Colorado, Natural Resources and EnvironmentFrom Chambers: "James Sanderson of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is respected in the Colorado market. He has a broad environmental practice and has particularly extensive knowledge of government and policy issues."Lawrence J. Donovan, Colorado, Real EstateFrom Chambers: "Ryley Carlock & Applewhite partner Lawrence Donovan recently joined the firm from Isaacson Rosenbaum. He is known as a "sharp-minded" attorney, whose professional approach to transactions is lauded by peers. "
Barry Permut, Colorado, Real EstateFrom Chambers: "Barry Permut also joined Ryley Carlock & Applewhite from Isaacson Rosenbaum. He is known as an "absolutely reliable" attorney with a pragmatic approach to getting deals done."
Fredric D. Bellamy, Arizona, LitigationFrom Chambers: "Fredric Bellamy shines in complex matters of environmental litigation, and has extensive experience in handling intricate, lengthy cases in the mining, aviation and waste management sectors."
James E. Brophy, Arizona Corporate and M&AFrom Chambers: "James Brophy has nearly 40 years' experience in corporate matters. He has particular expertise in formation, licensing and other regulatory issues affecting insurance and reinsurance companies and banks."
Michael Ripp, Arizona, Real Estate and LendingFrom Chambers: "Mike Ripp combines banking and finance expertise with an understanding of the real estate market to advise banks and financial institutions on all pertinent transactions. He is especially strong in matters involving loan modifications, workouts and, where necessary, foreclosures and receiverships."Michael D. Moberly, Arizona, Employment LawFrom Chambers: "Michael Moberly is renowned for his keen intelligence and for his ability to "respond in a thoughtful manner" in even the most highly charged situations. He regularly represents employers in civil rights and employment-related litigation, and in the arbitration of disputes arising out of collective bargaining agreements."Nathan R. Niemuth, Arizona, Labor and Employment LawFrom Chambers: "Noted labor relations strategist Nathan Niemuth has been in practice for more than 35 years, advising employers in the manufacturing, mining and utilities industries, among others. He has regularly appeared before federal and state courts and agencies, and is especially adept in handling NLRA-related matters."Sheryl A. Sweeney, Arizona, Environment, Water RightsFrom Chambers: "Clients "enjoy working with" Sheryl Sweeney and hold her in high regard for her deep knowledge of water law and policy. Sources add that she is one of the first names to come to mind when peers are asked for referrals. She has an excellent track record in securing assured water supply certificates and in the acquisition, documentation and transfer of both surface water and groundwater rights; she is also highly experienced in representing electricity utilities, and in handling environmental compliance matters for real estate developers."Chambers & Partners have been publishers since 1969. They are located in London, England, and publish United Kingdom, USA, and Global guides to the legal profession. Additional information regarding Chambers & Partners, its guides, and the selection process they use to determine the leading lawyers in the United Kingdom, the USA, and the World is available at www.chambersandpartners.com.