Ireland Stapleton adds to its list of Best Lawyers® with the addition of Timothy G. Atkinson, Tom Downey, Mark E. Haynes and Thomas J. Wolf to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The Firm touts 10 lawyers on this prestigious list.

Rebecca L. Almon is listed for Environmental Law. She represents both public and private entities across the country in all aspects of environmental regulation, including federal, state and local permitting; compliance; enforcement matters; water quality and wetlands protection; and environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions.

Timothy G. Atkinson is listed for Commercial Litigation. In his practice, he focuses on commercial litigation and transactional matters, general corporate and employment counseling.

Tom Downey is listed for Administrative/Regulatory Law. He helps his clients navigate all aspects of regulatory law. The majority of his practice consists of advising and representing corporate clients in the administrative, transactional and disciplinary processes related to liquor licensing, legalized marijuana and licenses governed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Further, he represents investors, creditors, developers, intellectual property holders and others in and around licensed industries.

Michelle B. Ferguson is listed for Employment Law – Individuals and Employment Law – Management. She counsels employers, governmental entities and charter schools on all matters of employment law and day-to-day personnel issues and represents her clients in all types of administrative claims and litigation before federal and state courts.

Mark E. Haynes is listed for Litigation – Insurance. He engages in an active litigation practice primarily involving business disputes. He represents individuals, businesses and political committees in matters involving all aspects of commercial litigation.

John G. Lewis has been recognized as a Best Lawyer® since 1989. He is listed for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Corporate Law. His practice concentrates on the representation of technology-based, early stage entrepreneurs in corporate transactions and financing at all stages.

Russell W. Kemp is listed for Real Estate Law. He has a diverse practice working through challenging circumstances to close deals and resolve disputes for ranch owners, real estate investors and developers. He represents clients in complex real estate issues including property acquisition and sale, construction, development, leasing, financing, foreclosure and workouts, partnerships, entity formation, condemnation and title disputes.

Michael R. Miller is listed for Corporate Law. He 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.

William E. Tanis is listed for Business Organizations and Corporate Law. He 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.

Thomas J. Wolf is listed for Real Estate Law. He maintains a diverse practice as an experienced trial attorney who represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation and transactional matters. He has served as lead counsel in jury trials in state and federal courts across the United States. His practice focuses on trade secrets, unfair competition, commercial lease/finance, breach of asset purchase agreements, computer fraud, real estate development and lending, commercial fraud and minority shareholder claims.

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