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Date: August 20, 2020
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Foster Garvey is pleased to announce that 43 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America©.

This year, five Foster Garvey attorneys were honored as "Lawyer of the Year." Those individuals include:

The 2021 also list includes new listings for Jason Ayres (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights), Patrick Schneider (Land Use and Zoning Law) and Matthew Yium (Commercial Litigation). 

In addition, the list includes the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which features attorneys with less than 10 years of experience in private practice. Foster Garvey is pleased to have 10 attorneys honored with this recognition.

Foster Garvey attorneys included in the 2021 Best Lawyers list are:


    • Joseph Arellano – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement, and Litigation – Securities
    • Jason Ayres – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Larry Brant – Tax Law
    • Christine Brown – Trusts and Estates
    • Vincent Cacciottoli – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Joy Ellis – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Cynthia Fraser – Arbitration and Mediation
    • Steven Nofziger – Business Organizations, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Tax Law
    • Tara Schleicher – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Paul Trinchero – Litigation – Securities
    • Robert Weaver, Jr. – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Antitrust, and Litigation – Securities
    • Joseph West – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Real Estate Law
    • Matthew Yium – Commercial Litigation


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Foster Garvey’s Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch include:

    • Sarah Carlin Ames – Oregon, Communications Law and Immigration Law
    • Jeanne Barenholtz – New York, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Joshua Bloomgarden – New York, Corporate Law, Entertainment and Sports Law, and Intellectual Property Law
    • Devra Cohen – Washington, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, and Litigation - Environmental
    • Peter Evalds – Oregon, Tax Law
    • Tacy Hass – Washington, Real Estate Law
    • Andrew Lukes – Washington, Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Lee Marchisio – Washington, Municipal Law and Public Finance Law
    • Jacqueline Quarré – Washington, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law
    • Dan Youngblut – Washington, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Best Lawyers® is based on exhaustive peer-review evaluation and since it was first published in 1983, has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. To learn more about Best Lawyers and its methodology for recognition, please visit its website at


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