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Best Lawyers in Dallas 2022 Includes Five KRCL Attorneys

Five attorneys from the Dallas office were honored by D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2022. The distinguished lawyers were selected by their peers in the legal community for excellence in their area of law practice. This year, KRCL attorneys were selected in four categories, demonstrating the firm’s wide-ranging services and legal knowledge.

Douglas Bracken is a board-certified employment law attorney with over 26 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of employment regulations. Doug, a director of the firm, also advises and defends nonsubscriber employers who have opted out of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act on both negligence and ERISA issues. He is recognized by D Magazine for his work in Labor and Employment for the fourth year.

Joseph Coleman has been named to the list in the Bankruptcy and Workout category for the tenth consecutive year. Joe is a founding director of the firm and chairs the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section at the firm. He has represented 40 Creditor Committees in 17 states, confirmed more than 12 plans of reorganization representing both private and public debtors, and served as counsel for many lenders and other secured creditors in Chapter 11 and other insolvency-related matters.

John Kane has been recognized for his representation of clients in Bankruptcy and Workout for the sixth year. A director of the firm, John has extensive experience in all facets of bankruptcy cases and has represented secured and unsecured creditors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees, corporate debtors, and parties interested in purchasing claims and assets out of bankruptcy cases.

Raymond Kane is a founding director of the firm and the head of the Real Estate section. He represents developers and operators in all aspects of development transaction, including land use, planning, construction and lending matters, as well as the representation of landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial development and leasing transactions. Ray has been a consistent presence on the Best Lawyers in Dallas list, with this being his tenth year to be recognized in the Real Estate category.

Gordon Russell was selected for his representation of clients in Banking and Finance. A founding director of the firm, Gordon concentrates his practice on banking and financial institutions and real estate, including resolution of distressed CRE, C&I and energy assets. He has been recognized by D Magazine for the ninth year.

A leading media outlet in North Texas, D Magazine determines its annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list based on an extensive peer review process in which local lawyers nominate their peers with the following question in mind: “Which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best?” These nominees are then evaluated and voted on by an anonymous panel of attorneys and the magazine’s editorial staff. The resulting list represents a collection of highly regarded, local attorneys and is published in D Magazine’s May 2022 issue.