DALLAS/HOUSTON – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – A total of 22 part…

DALLAS/HOUSTON – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – A total of 22 partners from the Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell have been recognized among 2006’s “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Published by Woodward/White Inc., “The Best Lawyers in America” is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Representing 57 specialties of law in all 50 states and Washington, DC, the Best Lawyers list is compiled through a survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. More than 350,000 evaluations are reviewed in making selections. The 2006 edition will be published in November. This edition also marks a change from a biennial to an annual publication.

“The attorneys at Gardere work toward the singular goal of successfully representing our clients in their legal matters,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “There is an undeniable feeling of pride whenever our lawyers receive professional recognition from their peers. That means those who understand what you have accomplished respect the work that you are doing.”

Named among “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2006 were the following Gardere partners:

From the Dallas office: Val J. Albright, Tax Law; Mark W. Bayer, Antitrust Law; Suzan E. Fenner, Employee Benefits Law; Curtis L. Frisbie, Jr., Commercial Litigation; Kenneth R. Glaser, Intellectual Property Law; Lawrence E. Glasgow, Corporate Law; Lawrence B. Goldstein, Corporate Law; Jack W. Hawkins, Trusts and Estates; Cym H. Lowell, Tax Law; Dan L. Nicewander, Banking Law; Keith V. Novick, Trusts and Estates; Holland N. O’Neil, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Alan J. Perkins, Corporate Law; Frances E. Phillips, Environmental Law; Richard N. Roberson, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Deirdre B. Ruckman, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Larry L. Schoenbrun, Corporate Law; and Peter Vogel, Information Technology Law.

From the Houston office: Allen B. Craig, III, Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law, and Tax Law; William E. Matthews, Legal Malpractice Law; Lawrence J. Pirtle, Trusts and Estates; and Frank Putman, Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law.

Earlier this year, the firm had 49 partners named as 2005 Texas Super Lawyers, with 30 firm attorneys selected as Texas Rising Stars. Additionally, the firm and 15 of its partners were honored among America’s leading business lawyers by Chambers USA.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm, was founded in 1909 and is one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City, Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of litigation, corporate, tax, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property and financial services.

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