Columbia Attorneys Recognized in Columbia Business Monthly's "Legal Elite" list for 2019

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Two attorneys from the firm's Columbia office have been named to Columbia Business Monthly’s "Legal Elite" list for 2019. Those selected by their peers as leaders in their respective areas of practice include:

Columbia partner Benjamin "Ned" Nicholson has been recognized in the areas of Construction, Energy and Utilities law while partner Michael Weaver has been recognized in the areas of Bankruptcy Law and Creditors' Rights.

The “Legal Elite” are voted on by other attorneys in the area who choose the top lawyers in 20 different practice groups. Winners are nominated and selected by their peers and are regarded as the best and most well-respected attorneys in their fields.

At Burr, Ned has extensive first-chair trial counsel experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts in a number of states. He concentrates his practice on complex business, construction litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and arbitration. He also tries to keep clients out of the courtroom by utilizing his experience as a former general counsel of a large outsourcing company to draft contracts and provide related legal advice. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating EPC agreements, design/build contracts, and construction contracts on behalf of manufacturers, businesses, developers, and public entities like counties, cities, and school districts.

Michael assists clients with commercial bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring, and creditors' rights issues, and has significant experience in complex Chapter 11 cases. Michael represents financially distressed companies as well as lenders, landlords, trade creditors, trustees and creditors' committees in bankruptcy, insolvency and loan workout matters.

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