LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Forbes Radio today said that Terry Avchen, one of the founding members and chair of the environmental practice at Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro will be featured on
its “America’s Best Lawyers” in-flight audio program.
According to Forbes Radio, the best legal minds in the world have been
chosen to appear on its programs to explore critical issues that shape our
laws, policies and ultimately our daily lives. The program is carried on
SkyRadio, which provides in-flight news on America’s top airlines.
The interview with Mr. Avchen will air during November on American
Airlines, reaching 3.4 million passengers, and during March and April 2006 on
United Airlines, reaching more than 13.7 million passengers.
Others who will also be featured on “America’s Best Lawyers” include Alan
Dershowitz, Harvard professor of law and a nationally known criminal lawyer;
David Boies, the former U. S. attorney who spearheaded the Microsoft
anti-trust case; Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Clinton;
Philip Beck, counsel to President Bush during the Presidential Election
litigation in 2000; and Morton Pierce, chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions
Group at the law firm of Dewey Ballantine in New York.
“I am extremely flattered by this recognition,” said Mr. Avchen. “It
would not have been possible, however, without the hard work of my colleagues
and without the trust of my clients and the community, which is the greatest
In his “America’s Best Lawyers” interview, Mr. Avchen discusses current
issues in environmental law: “We are at the dawn of a new era with respect to
contaminated property. While these two words can strike fear in the minds of
business people, contaminated properties can actually represent huge
opportunities, and may represent one of the few undervalued classes of real
estate assets in what some would consider a real estate ‘bubble.’ Indeed,
environmental litigation can now, in many cases, be reduced to creative
problem solving. The ability to predict the cost of a cleanup, coupled with
the insurance products that are available and the sophistication of the
cleanup experts, allow the business person to assess the risks and plug them
into a cost benefit analysis. Many of these cases and properties represent
Mr. Avchen, who describes his practice as “dynamic, with an emphasis on
complex matters,” represents clients from across the country, including, MGM
Mirage, Huffy Corporation, National Container Group, Vintage Petroleum, Shell
Oil, various utilities and numerous real estate developers. His practice
covers virtually every area of environmental law.
When it named him one of its Super Lawyers for 2004, Los Angeles Magazine
noted: “Terry Avchen is the kind of lawyer who has a breakfast meeting in New
York and a dinner meeting in Los Angeles … (He) has distinguished himself
as one of the foremost authorities on environmental law and the kind of expert
you turn to when the stakes are high.”
The magazine added: “When it comes to environmental law, even opposing
counsel call Terry Avchen ‘The Best.’
Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP is a
full-service law firm of about 110 attorneys, located in the Century City area
of Los Angeles. Its clientele includes a diverse mix of international,
national and local corporations and private entrepreneurs.