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Ireland Stapleton has added to its group of Best Lawyers® with Russell W. Kemp being selected to the 2016 list for real estate law. Business lawyers John G. Lewis, Michael R. Miller and William E. Tanis are again listed for corporate law, and Lewis is again listed for mergers and acquisitions law.

Kemp is a real estate lawyer with a diverse practice who works through challenging circumstances to close deals and resolve disputes for ranch owners, real estate investors and developers. He represents clients involved in complex real estate transactions including property acquisition and sale, construction, development, leasing, financing, foreclosure and workouts, partnerships, joint ventures, entity formation, condemnations and title disputes.

A business lawyer, Lewis’ practice concentrates on the representation of technology-based, early stage entrepreneurs in corporate transactions and financing at all stages. He has been listed in Best Lawyers® for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law since 2006.

Miller serves as general counsel providing legal advice to private and public companies on a variety of business transactions including, complex merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and business restructuring. This is the third consecutive year Miller has been included on the list.

Tanis, a business lawyer, has extensive experience in general corporate and securities law matters including initial public offerings, private placements, banking regulation, corporate governance, joint venture, acquisitions and dispositions, and entity formation. This is Tanis’ fourth consecutive year on the list.

Since first being published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is regarded as a leading guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® compiles lists of attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.