Chambers Recognizes Nossaman's Eminent Domain & Valuation, Environment & Land Use, Healthcare and Infrastructure Groups

04.23.2020
Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners has recognized 10 Nossaman attorneys along with the Firm's Eminent Domain & Valuation, Environment & Land Use, Healthcare and Infrastructure groups in its 2020 Chambers USA guide of leading law firms and lawyers.

The 2020 edition distinguishes Nossaman’s Infrastructure practice as one of only three practices in the top-tier nationally in the Projects: Public Private Partnership (PPP) category—the practice is also ranked in the top tier globally by Chambers. A client offered that Nossaman’s Infrastructure attorneys have “significant knowledge of the precedents, the state of the industry and recent trends. [The Firm’s] ability to apply all of that to clients' specific needs is outstanding."

Infrastructure team members Barney Allison, Corey Boock, Patrick Harder, Yukiko Kojima and Geoffrey Yarema were selected as leading lawyers in the category.

Patrick, Chair of Nossaman's Infrastructure group, is praised by Chambers for “consistently playing a central role in the development and financing of complex, high-value PPP projects in the social infrastructure and transportation sectors.” Corey’s clients call him “highly experienced, knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. He's also an effective team player who meets clients' needs.” Barney is lauded for being a "fierce negotiator" that can “demonstrate in simple terms the connection between the commercial aspects of matters and government policies." Geoff is singled out for being “active in shaping industry policy" and Yukiko for “her approach to negotiating with other parties.”

Chambers also recognized Nossaman as a leading law firm in environmental law in California, Texas, Washington and Washington, DC.

Commenting on the California Environment & Land Use team, Chambers said it is a “robust group able to handle an array of environmental and natural resource matters.” A client complimented the practice’s “thorough knowledge of the sector, service and results."

The Washington team was noted for assisting “clients with the full gamut of environmental matters, including contaminated site remediation and resolution of natural resource damage claims as well as compliance and litigation relating to air and water quality, wildlife conservation and fisheries management” and clients remarked on the “effective environmental litigators” in the practice.

Robert Thornton (California), Svend Brandt-Erichsen (Washington), Linda Larson (Washington), Steve Quarles (Washington, DC) and Brooke Wahlberg (Texas), all members of the Firm’s Environment & Land Use group, were recognized as leading attorneys in their respective states.

Rob’s clients stated that he is “really strong on Endangered Species Act and NEPA work.” A client called Svend “one of the finest lawyers I have ever worked with" and added that he “is very business-oriented, focused and knows how to serve clients.” Linda’s clients said she excels “interacting with us to understand our interests and the nuances of our industry and is very good at communicating legal issues to us.” Steve was noted for his “great reputation” and Brooke for being “smart on her feet, savvy” and executing “well on deliverables, with an ability to forecast the perspective of other parties."

Recognized again as a leading firm in healthcare in California, Nossaman was highlighted for areas of strength including “medical peer review, fraud and abuse laws, EMTALA issues and employment law matters.”

Additionally, the Firm’s Eminent Domain & Valuation practice received recognition as a leading California law firm in the Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use category. Clients praised the Firm, saying “its work is of the highest quality. The ethics, character and efficiency of the firm’s professionals meets the highest standards.”

Chambers employs a rigorous methodology that sets it apart from other legal guides and lists. The organization identifies the best law firms globally, whether they are multi-national or boutique.

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