Outstanding Achievements - October 2013

Posted by Amy Johnson Elizabeth Coonan Michael Dee Michael Blaser Rebecca Brommel William Brown Paul Carey Douglas Gross Kelly Hamborg Alice Helle Alex Johnson Thomas Johnson Brian McCormac James Pray Brian Rickert Steven Schoenebaum Camille Urban Ann Kendell Megan Moritz in October 2013 on 11/27/2013

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Amy A. Johnson was named a member at BrownWinick as of May 14, 2013. Amy joined BrownWinick on September 4, 2007. She practices in the areas of corporate transactions and agribusiness.

Brian Rickert has been selected for Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America (“LCA”). The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, along with ethical reputation.

BrownWinick Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

BrownWinick is proud to announce that 18 attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC), the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

The lawyers included are:

Ronni F. Begleiter

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Michael R. Blaser

  • Business Organizations, including LLCs and Partnerships

William C. Brown

  • Litigation and Controversy-Tax
  • Tax Law

Paul E. Carey

  • Tax Law

Elizabeth A. Coonan

  • Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers

Douglas E. Gross

  • Government Relations Practice

Kelly D. Hamborg

  • Health Care Law

Alice E. Helle

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Thomas D. Johnson

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Ann Holden Kendell

  • Employment Law-Management
  • Labor Law-Management
  • Litigation-Labor & Employment

Megan Erickson Moritz

  • Litigation–Labor & Employment

G. Brian Pingel

  • Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • Litigation-Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

James L. Pray

  • Environmental Law

Brian P. Rickert

  • Construction Law

Steven C. Schoenebaum

  • Government Relations Practice

Brenton D. Soderstrum

  • Construction Law

Philip E. Stoffregen

  • Communications Law
  • Energy Law

Camille L. Urban

  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

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.” 

BrownWinick Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America®

“Lawyers of the Year” 2014

Best Lawyers®, also named four BrownWinick attorneys as Best Lawyers "Lawyers of the Year" for 2014. 

Ronni F. Begleiter has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Des Moines Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.”

G. Brian Pingel has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Des Moines Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year.”

Brenton D. Soderstrum has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Des Moines Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Philip E. Stoffregen has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Des Moines Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers® began designating “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.”

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers

and Rising Stars

Eight BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing:

Ronni F. Begleiter

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA)

William C. Brown

  • Tax

Michael A. Dee

  • Business Litigation

Bruce Graves

  • Tax

Alice Helle

  • Employee Benefits/ERISA

Ann Holden Kendell

  • Employment & Labor]

Brian Pingel

  • Intellectual Property

Brian P. Rickert

  • Construction Litigation

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice areas. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Four BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Great Plains Rising Stars online listing.

Rebecca A. Brommel

  • Business Litigation

Elizabeth A. Coonan

  • Employment & Labor

Alexander M. Johnson

  • Business/Corporate

Brian S. McCormac

  • Antitrust Litigation

The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with a few exceptions. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less and no more than 2.5 percent of the qualified lawyers in the state are selected to the Rising Stars list.

The Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.