This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2012
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The partnership of Haynes and Boone was formed in 1970 and by 1980 the firm had 24 lawyers. Today, with more than 525 lawyers in 12 global offices, the firm has grown to become a respected player in the legal market. Lawyers from the firm appear 26 times in 12 chapters.
|HAYNES AND BOONE LLP|
|TOTAL LAWYERS LISTED IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 26|
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The firm’s Texas and Mexico offices are home to five leading real estate practitioners. Three names feature from the Dallas office, including former chair of the firm’s real estate section “wonderful” Ann Saegert: a leading name who receives global praise in our research. Robert Wilson is also highly regarded and Timothy Powers is lauded for his “technical skill”. He advised the State Board of Administration of Florida in connection with more than $1 billion in investments in real estate private equity funds. In Houston, Melvin Dow is “first rate” and the “superb” Luis Moreno Trevino leads the real estate and hospitality practices in the Mexico City office.
Haynes and Boone is also well known for its franchise practice, which sees four lawyers feature prominently in the corresponding section. Joyce Mazero leads the firm’s restaurant and retail industries and franchise and distribution law practices and is “terrific”. The “brilliant” Deborah Coldwell’s practice focuses on franchise and distribution and she has over 21 years’ experience as a trial lawyer. Jan Gilbert has more than 20 years experience counselling franchisors and franchisees on both domestic and international franchising and Robert Lauer is a “hugely respected” name in the industry.
The firm has an impressive contingent of three lawyers in both the aviation and insolvency and restructuring chapters. For aviation matters, the trio of names all hail from the firm’s Dallas office: Patricia Mastropierro, Larry Pascal and Janice Sharry are “very well recognised” experts in the field. Also in Dallas, Robert Albergotti’s clients include Bank of America and Rise Energy; he is listed in the insolvency section alongside Robert Phelan, who is credited for the breadth of his practice. He represents debtors and creditors in a variety of bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, ranging from sole proprietors to major publicly held companies. In New York, Judith Elkin has 30 years of experience representing debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, lenders, trustees and acquirers regarding reorganisation proceedings and financial restructurings.
The “excellent” Barry McNeil has over 40 years’ experience as a trial lawyer with both the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and in private practice, and features in both the competition and commercial litigation chapters. Also with multiple listings, the “brilliant” Antonio Franck is listed in the M&A and oil and gas chapters.
Haynes and Boone is also represented in a range of other areas, including business crime, environment, insurance and patents.
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