Nine attorneys from the Dallas office of Kane Russell Coleman Logan were honored among D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2018. The distinguished lawyers were selected by their peers in the legal community for their unparalleled counsel in one of 34 areas of law. This year, KRCL attorneys were selected in six categories, demonstrating the firm’s wide-ranging services and legal knowledge.
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 sixth year.
Joseph Coleman, the managing director of the firm, has been named to the list in the Bankruptcy Workout category for the seventh consecutive year. Joe chairs the Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Section at the firm. He has represented 38 Creditor Committees in 16 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 Workouts for the second 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.
Bruce Flowers has been recognized for the first time, having been named to the list in the Environmental Law category. Bruce has aggressively represented clients in prosecuting and defending against claims in both state and federal courts and arbitration, and in environmental due diligence and litigation for more than 20 years. He has also served as the mediator in more than 50 cases.
Robert Rickman is a Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law expert who has represented employers for nearly two decades. As the leader of the firm’s Employment Practice Group, Rob represents clients in all areas of employment-related matters, including theft and misappropriation of trade secrets disputes, non-compete cases, and disputes arising under Title VII. This is the first year he has been named to the Best Lawyers in Dallas list.
Margaret Jordan has been named to the Best Lawyers in Dallas list in the Real Estate category for the first time this year. Margaret has adeptly guided clients through real estate, business and lending matters for more than 25 years. Her success and reputation for thoughtful, dedicated representation have grown her client roster to include a variety of Fortune 500 companies across the nation, including Starbucks Corporation, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), At Home Stores and Quine & Associates.
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 sixth year to be recognized in the Real Estate category.
A founding director of the firm and head of the Litigation Section, Michael Logan has spent more than three decades representing privately held businesses, financial institutions, publicly traded companies in federal and state courts. His experience in the courtroom is wide-ranging, including tort, real estate, construction, energy and complex business litigation. This is the fifth year that D Magazine has recognized him in the Tort: Personal Injury Defense category.
Wade McClure has been named to the list in the Tort: Personal Injury Defense category for the seventh consecutive year. Wade, a director of the firm, is Board Certified by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. He uses his depth of knowledge and extensive experience to expertly guide companies and individuals in business litigation matters, including oil and gas disputes, minority shareholder related matters and other contractual and commercial matters.
“My colleagues and I are honored to receive this vote of confidence from our peers,” said Joe Coleman. “At KRCL, we all have a passion for our work and for providing clients the best representation possible. Having our peers recognize this effort is always gratifying.”
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 2018 issue.