08.01.2017 | News

Five Murphy Austin Attorneys named in Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List

Five attorneys from Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP were named in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List.  Attorneys are selected for inclusion on this list based on a stringent peer-nomination and review process which evaluates leading attorneys in 56 legal specialties.  The following Murphy Austin attorneys were recognized as Top Lawyers in the practice areas indicated:

Russell J. Austin, Real Estate
Partner

Russell Austin has extensive experience in commercial real estate and business law. He has planned, negotiated and documented a complete array of real property transactions and supporting documentation, including purchase and sale transactions, exchanges, syndications, partnership and LLC formations, and a wide variety of financing transactions for owners/developers, institutional and private lenders, conservation organizations and other non-profit organizations, and public agencies, including conservation transactions involving both fee acquisitions and conservation easements.

Scott E. Galbreath, Employee Benefits
Of Counsel

Scott Galbreath leads the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Team. He has more than 30 years of experience representing employers in ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation matters. Scott also practices in the areas of tax, estate planning, business and nonprofit law.

Lisa D. Nicolls, Litigation-Construction
Partner

Lisa Nicolls’ practice focuses on all aspects of general civil litigation with an emphasis on construction and business law, which includes the representation of contractors, subcontractors, developers, owners and design professionals.

Michael R. O’Neil, Antitrust
Partner

Michael O’Neil represents businesses, individuals, shareholders, officers, directors, and public entities.  Michael emphasizes identifying, at the outset, client objectives and implementing a cost-effective strategy to best achieve those goals.

D. Michael Schoenfeld, Construction & Litigation – Construction
Partner

Michael Schoenfeld’s practice actively involves all aspects of the construction industry, both federal and state, from drafting and negotiating of contract language, licensing issues, bid protests, consultation during construction and through dispute resolution. Mike’s clients include public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, construction managers, and consultants.

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