DALLAS, TX, March 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP attorneys Wendy A. Duprey, Scott F. Ellis, Stephanie K. Gause, Karen L. Hart, Heather H. Jobe, Jeffrey S. Lowenstein, Christopher B. Trowbridge, and Gwen I. Walraven have been named to the 2013 "Texas Rising Stars" list published by Super Lawyers - a Thomson Reuters publication and rating service.
"Texas Rising Stars" recognizes lawyers across 70 practice areas who are 40 years or younger or in the first 10 years of their practice. According to Super Lawyers, inclusion is based on a highly selective process comprised of detailed and comprehensive peer nominations, evaluation and research - yielding only those who have both a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In total, less than 2.5 percent of attorneys eligible for this distinction throughout Texas are selected.
Duprey is senior counsel and a member of the firm's Broker/Dealer and Securities; Labor, Employment and Benefits; and Litigation practices. She focuses on litigation, including commercial, construction, securities litigation and employment law. Duprey is a graduate of Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2005) and Knox College (B.A., 1998). This is her fourth consecutive selection for the Rising Stars list.
Ellis is a partner and member of the firm's Corporate and Securities; Real Estate; and Mergers and Acquisitions practices. He focuses on a variety of real estate and corporate matters, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financing and the representation and formation of private equity and real estate funds. Ellis is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (J.D., 2004; M.B.A., 2004) and the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1998).
Gause is an associate and member of the Commercial Finance; Corporate and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions; and Real Estate practices. She represents clients in a variety of real estate and corporate matters, including commercial lending transactions, stock dispositions and asset sales, commercial and retail leasing matters and structured finance transactions. Gause is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2006) and the University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A., 2003).
Hart is a partner and a member of the firm's International; Litigation; and Real Estate practice areas. She is an experienced litigator and counsels clients with respect to complex commercial real estate and construction issues. Hart is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D., 2001) and the University of Texas, El Paso (B.A., 1997). This is her second consecutive selection for the Rising Stars list.
Jobe is a partner and a member of the firm's Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring; Creditors' Rights; and Litigation practices. She is focused on bankruptcy- and business-related litigation, with a concentration on valuation issues. Jobe is a graduate of Texas Tech School of Law (J.D., 2004) and Texas State University (B.B.A., 2000). This is her fifth selection for the Rising Stars list.
Lowenstein is a partner, chair of the firm's Litigation practice, and a member of the Intellectual Property and Real Estate practices. His trial work involves representation of businesses and individuals in a variety of complex commercial matters and business disputes. Lowenstein is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1998) and the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1995). This is his fifth selection as a Rising Star.
Trowbridge, a partner, is a member of the firm's Commercial Finance; Corporate and Securities; Creditors' Rights; Entertainment, Advertising and New Media; Intellectual Property; and Litigation practice areas. He helps clients with complex business disputes and his litigation docket routinely includes class action defense, securities matters, broker-dealer disputes, FINRA and AAA arbitrations and appeals nationwide. Trowbridge is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1998) and Baylor University (B.B.A., 1995). 2013 is the sixth year he has been named a Rising Star.
Walraven is a partner and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property; Creditors' Rights; and Litigation practices. She has extensive experience with respect to commercial litigation, particularly representation of businesses and individuals in business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and intellectual property claims. Walraven is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 2004) and Stephens College (B.S., 1996). This is her second selection for the Rising Star list.
About Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
With more than 50 attorneys and three decades of doing business, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP is among the most respected business law firms in Texas. The depth of the firm's knowledge and breadth of its expertise sets Bell Nunnally apart. The firm provides a full range of services, including litigation, corporate, bankruptcy, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment and white collar criminal defense. Bell Nunnally is regularly singled out as a "Go-To" firm by America's largest companies each year in Corporate Counsel magazine. For more information, please visit http://www.bellnunnally.com.---
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