Texas-based law firm Kane Russell Coleman Logan has once again received recognition in Chambers USA, a London-based guide highlighting the nation’s top law firms and attorneys. The 2020 edition marks the eleventh consecutive year that Chambers has ranked the firm in one or more practice areas. This year, Chambers recognizes two practice groups and four individual attorneys from the firm, with Dennis P. Duffy receiving both Texas and global recognition for his Labor and Employment practice.
The firm’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring practice was ranked for 2020, with the guide noting the firm’s strong creditors’ committee practice which is active across the USA as well as the group’s notable work for debtors, trustees and asset purchasers. Chambers also recognizes the group’s strength in pre-bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts.
The firm’s Real Estate practice group has also been recognized by Chambers for 2020 for its proven track record in the representation of developers and investors in a broad range of real estate transactions in various sectors including multifamily, retail and hospitality. Chambers also notes the “outstanding” practice group’s strength in handling complex local acquisitions and developments for joint venture clients.
“KRCL is honored to be recognized by Chambers once again on the recommendation of our clients and peers. We are fortifying our firm with strong talent to build upon our legacy of hard work and excellent service,” said Karen Cox, Managing Director and Chair of the Board.
In addition to the firm’s recognition on the practice area level, Joseph Coleman, Dennis Duffy, Raymond Kane, and James Prappas have been individually ranked by Chambers USA.
Joseph Coleman is ranked in Bankruptcy/Restructuring for the 11th consecutive year. The guide notes Joe’s experience in advising clients such as lenders, debtors and trustees. He is one of the founding directors of the firm and chairs the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section.
Dennis Duffy is ranked for both his Texas and global Labor & Employment practices. He is a highly regarded litigator experienced in a broad range of employment disputes, including discrimination and retaliation claims, and he frequently assists clients with internal investigations. Dennis is recognized for his “command of the courtroom and good knowledge of the law.” A source says, “He’s a walking encyclopedia, who can answer any question about employment law.”
Raymond Kane is ranked for his Real Estate practice for the 11th consecutive year. A founding director of the firm, Ray handles an array of commercial real estate matters for landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial development and leasing transactions. He is highlighted by Chambers for his “masterful command of legal nuance and local law in Texas.” A client says, “Ray takes a pragmatic approach to solving our business issues, while at the same time protecting our legal interests.”
James Prappas is ranked in Immigration law. James is a board-certified immigration specialist with more than 30 years’ experience representing businesses, families, and individuals in employment-based immigration, family-based immigration and naturalization matters. Chambers also notes his experience with clients from the energy sector.
The results published by Chambers and Partners are reliant on the thorough research conducted by over 200 researchers. In addition to the recent work of attorneys and law firms, in-depth interviews with clients and other attorneys are also used to measure the technical legal ability, client service, effectiveness, and experience of each firm. For 2020, KRCL received a Band 4 ranking in Texas Bankruptcy/Restructuring, and a Band 3 ranking in Real Estate. Joe Coleman received a Band 2 ranking in Texas Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Ray Kane received a Band 2 Ranking in Texas Real Estate, James Prappas received a Band 3 ranking in Texas Immigration, and Dennis Duffy received a Band 1 ranking in Texas Labor & Employment and a Band 2 ranking in global Labor and Employment.