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D MAGAZINE SELECTS EIGHT CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS TO BEST LAWYERS IN DALLAS 2018 LIST

Eight Carrington Coleman attorneys are featured in D Magazine’s May Issue highlighting the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018. The selected attorneys are:


Cathy Altman – Construction Litigation
Mike Birrer – Labor & Employment
Bruce Collins – Securities Litigation & Enforcement
David Drumm – Energy & Natural Resources
Kelli Hinson – Business / Commercial Litigation
Mark Howland – Intellectual Property
Monica Latin – Business / Commercial Litigation
Mike Peterson – Tax

The attorneys on the D Magazine Best Lawyers list are peer-nominated. Nominations are received from lawyers with a valid Texas Bar number who are asked the question, “Which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best?” Those selected offer exceptional counsel in 40 practice areas.

ALTMAN NAMED TO GOVERNING BOARD OF NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAW GROUP

Cathy Altman has been elected to the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Construction Law.

She is one of four new members elected to the 12-member Governing Committee during the Forum on Construction Law’s annual meeting April 11-13 in New Orleans. Each member serves a three-year term, representing the group’s estimated 6,000 members and associates.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected for a leadership role in an organization that is committed to building the best construction lawyers in the country,” said Ms. Altman, chair of Carrington Coleman’s construction group. “I look forward to working with this dedicated group of lawyers in supporting professionalism and knowledge in construction law.”

Focused on education and professional development, the Forum on Construction law is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the world. Its members represent all segments of the construction industry, including owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, lenders, insurers and sureties.

“Cathy is a proven leader within our firm and the business community,” said Carrington Coleman Managing Partner Bruce Collins. “It is not surprising to any of us who have worked with her that she has been selected by her peers to serve on the Governing Committee.”

Before joining the governing board, Ms. Altman served as chair of the Forum’s Construction Owners & Project Finance division and as chair of the Forum’s Trial Academy. In addition, she serves on the Construction Industry specialty panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. Cathy is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She also is the 2018 Chair of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the North Texas Commission.

LANCE CURRIE NAMED AS DBJ 2018 40 UNDER 40 HONOREE

The Dallas Business Journal named Lance Currie to its list of 40 Under 40. Currie, a partner with Carrington Coleman Sloman Blumenthal, LLP, will be recognized with 39 other impressive honorees in a special publication of the Dallas Business Journal and at an awards event on March 20.

More than 350 eligible nominations were submitted this year, representing nearly every industry of North Texas. In the end, judges selected the most impressive group of 40 individuals under age 40.

Currie, a construction and real estate attorney, stood out to judges for his courtroom success. His clients have included household names in Dallas — such as DFW Airport, Southwest Airlines and AT&T. In a recent example of his work, he resolved a real estate dispute for AT&T more than 20 years in the making.

“He is an example of why this year’s class of honorees is so impressive,” said Tracy Merzi, publisher of the Dallas Business Journal. “His work at Carrington Coleman is truly noteworthy.” Currie stays equally busy away from the courtroom with active roles in leadership development organizations.

“As President and CEO of the Chamber, I watched Lance re-make the Young Professionals,” said Dale Petroskey, president of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “His theme was ‘Leave Your Mark,’ and he challenged YP members to leave their marks on their community, each other, and themselves.”

MORE LISTED IN D MAGAZINE’S 2018 BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40

Carrington Coleman is proud to share that D Magazine has named our partner Alex More as one of Dallas’s Best Lawyers Under 40. This recognition is all the more meaningful given that D Magazine has not published a list of the best lawyers under 40 in over a decade. Alex specializes in high-stakes litigation involving securities and fiduciary duty issues.  When not in court, he also serves as off-site General Counsel to businesses and entrepreneurs.

To read more about Alex, please visit his bio.

DALLAS BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY MICHELLE LARSON JOINS CARRINGTON COLEMAN

Noted bankruptcy attorney Michelle Vonsenden Larson has joined the Dallas office of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, as an insolvency and reorganization practice partner.

“Michelle is an exceptional addition to our firm,” said Carrington Coleman Managing Partner Bruce Collins. “She brings significant experience in complex, sophisticated bankruptcy matters that will greatly benefit our clients.”

Ms. Larson represents a diverse range of clients, including financial, energy, real estate, insurance and sports entities, in complex commercial bankruptcy and restructuring matters nationwide. Ms. Larson also frequently serves as outside general counsel offering guidance on general corporate and transactional matters. In addition, she represents bankruptcy clients before appellate courts across the country, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Her practice includes:

Insolvency & reorganization
Accounting & receiverships
Acquisitions & dispositions
Liquidation
Secured finance
Commercial transactions and disputes

A 1996 magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University School of Law and the valedictorian of the 1992 Nicholls State University graduating class, Ms. Larson joins Carrington Coleman from the Dallas office of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP. She previously practiced at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (Louisiana 1992).

To learn more about Ms. Larson, please visit her full bio.

Also joining the firm’s Dallas office are three associates:

Lance Henderson’s practice focuses on litigation and intellectual property law. He is a 2014 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law.

Evan Kirkham is an associate in the firm’s securities and director and officer practice group. He is a 2017 cum laude graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Derrick Ward’s practice focuses on employment litigation and insurance coverage, and also includes appellate work. He is a 2014 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law.