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September 19, 2012
Four Foster Pepper Attorneys Named Best Lawyers’® Best Lawyer of the Year for 2013

September 19, 2012 - Best Lawyers®, has named four attorneys at Foster Pepper as “Lawyers of the Year”. Best Lawyers designated “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

  • Brad Berg | “Seattle Health Care Lawyer of the Year”
  • Jack Cullen | “Seattle Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and
    Reorganization Lawyer of the Year”
  • Allen Israel | “Seattle Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year”
  • Deborah Winter | “Seattle Public Finance Lawyer of the Year”

Since it was first published 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 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 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.”

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Brad’s practice at Foster Pepper focuses on the general representation of health care clients, including hospitals, physicians and other health care providers and payers, as well as clients who provide products and services to the health care industry. He has extensive experience serving as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, and underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable obligations.

Jack’s practice focuses on secured and unsecured lenders, complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, multiparty workouts and distressed commercial restructuring transactions. In addition, he represents creditor and bondholder committees, and buyers of assets in bankruptcy cases. He handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts, primarily involving complex multi-party insolvency and restructurings.

Allen’s practice includes representation of a variety of investment, technology, sports, sports facilities, real estate, and other businesses; non-profits such as museums and foundations; and a diversified personal holding and management company.

Deborah’s practice is focused on municipal finance with extensive experience as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel and borrower's counsel for all types of bond issues. Deborah serves as bond counsel to over two dozen public housing authorities. She has substantial experience in affordable housing finance, federal tax law, securities law and general municipal law.

With offices in Seattle and Spokane, WA, Foster Pepper PLLC provides a full range of legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals both regionally and across the country.