John G. Lewis and William E. Tanis, business lawyers with the Denver-based law firm Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2013.

Lewis has been selected for his work in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law.  His practice concentrates on the representation of technology-based, early–stage entrepreneurs in corporate transactions and financing at all stages. Lewis counsels his clients on matters involving corporate securities, financing and merger transactions. Additionally, he serves as an expert witness in corporate and securities matters.

Tanis has been selected for corporate law.  He has extensive experience in general corporate and securities law matters including initial public offerings, private placements, banking regulation, corporate governance, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions and entity formations.

The Best Lawyers in America ® was first published in 1983.  The listing is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.