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Date: May 20, 2021
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Foster Garvey is proud to announce it has once again been recognized as a top law firm in the United States by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA. The firm received eight practice rankings and 16 individual attorney rankings.

This year’s rankings include new individual rankings for Emily Gant (USA - Nationwide – Band 3), Robert Perez, (USA - Nationwide – Band 3) and Christopher Napier (Washington – Band 4).

Chambers USA rankings are the result of extensive survey and interviews of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.

The following Foster Garvey practices were recognized in the Chambers USA publication:

Foster Garvey attorneys received the following individual rankings:

Joseph Arellano, Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon – Band 3) with one source commenting that “he is very highly regarded and a very capable and smart guy." Another client noted that "he has a wealth of trial experience in high-value, complex cases. He is always prepared, always professional, always calm and an effective advocate."

Bradley Berg, Healthcare (Washington – Band 1) with a client noting that "he has exceptional knowledge in healthcare and public hospital district law as well as the general healthcare landscape in the state of Washington. He does not only bring a strong legal perspective, but also provides creative, strategic thinking on issues to assist us in achieving our goals." "He is undoubtedly an expert."

Vincent Cacciottoli, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Oregon – Band 1) with a client lauding that "Vince is outstanding. He has the deepest and broadest ERISA experience I have come across. He is smart, provides great customer service and helps us in so many ways.” Another source remarked that "He's professional, thorough and collaborative while maintaining an easy-to-follow dialogue on matters that can be very complex. His calm demeanor in handling challenging situations leads to quicker resolution. I consider him a valued partner."

Deborah Crabbe, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington – Band 2) noting that “she is responsive and provides us with excellent, practical advice."

Gary Fluhrer, Real Estate (Washington – Senior Statespeople) with peers recognizing that “he is very well respected in the real estate community."

Emily Harris Gant, Cannabis Law: Western United States (USA - Nationwide – Band 3) praising that "her strength is her knowledge of the cannabis rules and regulations,” and another client remarking that "she always helps us navigate tough situations."

Steve Gillespie, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Washington – Up and Coming) with a client referring to him as "a strong, technical lawyer."

Lori Terry Gregory, Environment (Washington – Band 2) with her client commenting that "Lori is a fierce advocate for her clients' interests and provides excellent and responsive client service."

Hillary Hughes, Media & Entertainment: Advisory (New York – Band 3) with her client remarking that "Hillary Hughes is very professional, knowledgeable, caring and oversees all correspondence with her team to ensure our needs are met. She makes herself available to answer any questions we may have. Contracts are explained in a manner to ensure we understand all aspects."

Christopher Napier, Real Estate (Washington – Band 4)

Lori Nomura, Healthcare (Washington – Band 1) with a source commenting that "she has a strong background in the healthcare landscape, and she is very detail-oriented."

Robert Perez, Investment Funds: Investor Representation (USA - Nationwide – Band 3) with clients lauding that "Bob’s technical skills are a definite strength." Another source commented that "he's excellent at breaking complex topics down and he's very knowledgeable about fund terms."

Patrick Schneider, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Washington – Band 2) with sources commenting that "Patrick Schneider is extremely knowledgeable: he is a subject matter expert in land use and litigation."

Rafael Stone, Investment Funds: Investor Representation (USA - Nationwide – Band 2) with clients remarking “he is thorough, concise with his comments and extremely responsive."

Joseph West, Real Estate (Oregon – Band 4)

Robert Weaver, Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon – Band 2)

Chambers & Partners, based in London, publishes directories that assess the world’s leading attorneys. Chambers USA was first introduced in 2003.

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