SOURCE: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

September 19, 2011 12:52 ET

Allen Matkins Attorneys and Practices Named in 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

Seven Practice Groups Are Ranked First-Tier in Major Metropolitan Areas Throughout California; Construction Group Is Ranked First-Tier Nationally

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a leading California-based real estate and business law firm, announced today that several of its practices and numerous attorneys will be included in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The following practices of the firm (listed alphabetically) were ranked first-tier in California's major metropolitan areas:

  • Bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization
  • Construction (also, first-tier nationally)
  • Corporate compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Environmental
  • Litigation (construction)
  • Real estate
  • Securities/capital markets

The firm congratulates these attorneys on this achievement:

Los Angeles:
Frederick L. Allen (Real Estate Law)
Robert J. Cathcart (Construction Law; Litigation - Construction)
Mark J. Grushkin (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
Thomas W. Henning (Litigation & Controversy - Tax; Tax Law)
Bryan C. Jackson (Construction Law)
Michael L. Matkins (Real Estate Law)
Anton N. Natsis (Real Estate Law)
Michael D. Ryan (Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor & Employment)
Pauline M. Stevens (Banking and Finance Law)
John M. Tipton (Real Estate Law)

Orange County:
Pamela L. Andes (Environmental Law)
Dwight L. Armstrong (Employment Law - Management; Labor and Employment Law; Litigation - Labor & Employment)
Keith P. Bishop (Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Securities Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law)
Gary S. McKitterick (Real Estate Law)

San Diego:
Jeffrey A. Chine (Land Use & Zoning Law; Real Estate Law)
Valentine S. Hoy (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Real Estate)
David L. Osias (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
Dana I. Schiffman (Real Estate Law)
Amy Wintersheimer Findley (Litigation - Labor & Employment)

San Francisco:
John C. Gamble (Real Estate Law)
Bruce W. Hyman (Real Estate Law)
Richard C. Mallory (Real Estate Law)
Sandi L. Nichols (Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental)
Stephen S. Walters (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy))
Robert D. Wyatt (Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental)

Bruce Hyman has been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 25 years; Fred Allen, Richard Mallory, Michael Matkins and John Gamble have been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 20 years; and Thomas Henning, Anton Natsis, David Osias, Stephen Walters and Robert Wyatt have been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 15 years. Mark Grushkin was listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."


Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 220 attorneys in seven offices in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. The firm's core specialties include real estate, real estate and commercial finance, construction, land use, natural resources, environmental, corporate and securities, intellectual property, joint ventures, taxation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, employment and labor law, and dispute resolution and litigation in all these matters. For more than 30 years, Allen Matkins has helped clients turn opportunity and challenge into success by providing practical advice, innovative solutions and valuable business opportunities. When clients' challenges require experienced trial counsel, Allen Matkins has a proven track record of successful litigation before juries, judges and arbitrators.

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