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Perkins Coie LLP

30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, 25TH FLOOR, NEW YORK 10112-0015, USA
Tel:
Work +212 262 6900
Fax:
Fax +212 977 1649
Web:
www.perkinscoie.com

United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP is respected by peers for its environmental litigation work, in particular for the breadth of the practice and for the way in which the ‘outstanding’ practitioners build ‘seamless’ working relations with other lawyers. The team handles CERCLA, CWA, CAA, ESA, and NEPA cases, as well as enforcement defense, challenges to regulation, defense of citizen suits, toxic torts, nuisance and property damage litigation, and environmental insurance claims. Both Seattle based, Mark Schneider chairs the firm’s national energy and environmental litigation practice, and Karen McGaffey the environment, energy and resources practice group. San Francisco office managing partner Barbara Schussman is also recommended.

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Environment: regulatory
Environment: regulatory - ranked: tier 4

Perkins Coie LLP

Active on the West Coast, Perkins Coie LLP advises on permitting and development of large projects; remediation of contaminated sites; regulatory compliance, auditing and enforcement; and policy, legislation and rulemaking, covering water law, wildlife and endangered species, public land and energy resources, protected areas, coastal law, and Indian law. The key practitioners are Karen McGaffey in Seattle and Donald Baur in Washington DC.

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Insurance: advice to policyholders
Insurance: advice to policyholders - ranked: tier 3

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP's nationwide insurance practice specializes in matters relating to commercial insurance policies, including cybersecurity, D&O, first-party liability and business interruption, spanning across the energy, environmental, life science and manufacturing industries. Robert Jacobs in Washington DC leads the team, which also includes Madison-based Timothy Burns.

Leading lawyers

Timothy Burns - Perkins Coie LLP

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 4

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP's practice comprises over 100 M&A attorneys, who advise on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, carve-outs, spin-offs, recapitalizations, growth equity investments and other transactions. Recent work includes acting for food and beverage client Sethness Products Company in its sale to France-based Roquette FrÚres; and advising Oberto, which produces meat snacks, on its sale to Premium Brands Holdings Corporation. Denver-based Jeffrey Beuche is firmwide chair of the M&A practice; also key to the group are vice chairs of the M&A practice, Gina Eiben in Portland and Seattle's Nicholas Ferrer.

Leading lawyers

Jeffrey Beuche - Perkins Coie LLP

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Fintech
Fintech - ranked: tier 2

Perkins Coie LLP

The fintech practice at Perkins Coie LLP boasts impressive experience providing regulatory, transactional and strategic advice to clients operating and investing in the financial technology space. Illustrative of the team's expertise in cryptocurrency, Seattle-based practice head Dax Hansen and Marcelo Halpern in Chicago acted for Bloq in its launch of the Metronome (MET) cryptocurrency. The team is also advising Factom on financial regulatory and strategic matters relating to various cryptocurrency, tokenisation and other finance related operations, including cryptocurrency exchanges. In another work highlight, Hansen led a team which assisted Emergent Technology with a range of regulatory and compliance matters. Another client is Expedia, recently regarding the negotiation of a major partnership and services agreements between Expedia and various payment card agreements, and a complex license for financial transaction software. Joe Cutler is a key name to note for litigation, privacy and securities issues.

Leading lawyers

Dax Hansen - Perkins Coie LLP

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Outsourcing
Leading lawyers

John F. Delaney - Perkins Coie LLP

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Technology transactions
Leading lawyers

John F. Delaney - Perkins Coie LLP

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United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning
Land use/zoning - ranked: tier 1

Perkins Coie LLP

‘Strong and sophisticated’, Perkins Coie LLP is especially active on the West Coast, advising on permitting and approvals, environmental analyses and clearances, resource protection, ballot box land use planning, conditions of approval, complex financing mechanisms, and all legislative changes affecting project developments. San Francisco-based Cecily Barclay heads the firm-wide real estate and land use practice, while Seth King in Portland has expertise in obtaining permit and entitlement approvals for major development projects.

Leading lawyers

Cecily Barclay - Perkins Coie LLP

Next Generation Partners

Seth King - Perkins Coie LLP

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