Six Reinhart Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers

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MILWAUKEE – Best Lawyers named six Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) attorneys "Lawyers of the Year" for 2012. Best Lawyers designates only a single lawyer in each high-profile legal specialty in each large legal community.

Larri J. Broomfield – Best Lawyers' 2012 Milwaukee Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year. Broomfield is a shareholder in Reinhart's Health Care and Business Law Practices. His clients include a wide range of health care organizations and facilities including hospital systems, HMOs, pharmacies, long-term care and skilled nursing facilities and providers. Broomfield focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, networks, structuring relationships among owners, complex commercial contracts and licensing, among other transactions.

Thomas E. Funk – Best Lawyers' 2012 Milwaukee Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year. Funk is a shareholder in Reinhart's Employee Benefits Practice. In addition to the trust he enjoys from his clients, Funk is held in high regard by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, for which he was an instructor training new trustees for 25 years. The Department of Labor also sought out Funk's expertise on the passage of ERISA, recruiting Tom to train Department of Labor professionals.

Scott W. Hansen – Best Lawyers' 2012 Milwaukee Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Hansen chairs Reinhart's Litigation Practice and is a member of the Commercial and Competition Law Group. His work generally involves complex disputes between businesses or between business and governments in which a client's serious interests or ability to survive may be at risk. Recently, Hansen won summary judgment dismissing a demand that a client pay for environmental remediation and other damages that are estimated to reach well over $1 billion.

Benjamin T. Kurten – Best Lawyers' 2012 Milwaukee Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year. Kurten chairs Reinhart's Immigration Law Group and is a shareholder in the firm's Labor and Employment Practice. Kurten focuses on providing business immigration benefits and compliance advice to clients across the country in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, financial services, technology, entertainment, consumer goods and agriculture.

Robert J. Lightfoot II – Best Lawyers' 2012 Madison Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year. Lightfoot is a shareholder in Reinhart's Health Care Practice Area. He represents nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the areas of survey and certification, licensure, regulatory compliance, risk management, HIPAA compliance, contracts, and operational and transactional matters. Lightfoot also represents health care clients on matters before State and Federal agencies, including the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Harvey L. Temkin – Best Lawyers' 2012 Madison Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year. Temkin is a shareholder in Reinhart's Madison office where he concentrates his practice on business law and real estate. Temkin serves business and health care clients, in addition to real estate investors, developers and lenders. He has represented hotel developers and investors on a national scale for more than 25 years.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The Reinhart lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers' surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.