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August 24, 2022

2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers® in America Honors Seven Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC Attorneys.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that attorneys G. Brent Coan, Fritz Ganz, James P. Stouffer, Richard M. Hess Jr., John W. Madden III and Steven T. Mulligan were selected by their peers for the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers® in America. Mr. R. Clay Bartlett was selected to the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch.

This is Mr. Coan’s tenth anniversary of inclusion for his work in corporate and real estate law and Fritz Ganz fifth year in a row of inclusion for environmental law. 2023 marks Mr. Stouffer’s and Mr. Hess’ thirteenth and eighth year, respectively, of selection for trusts and estates. This inclusion is Mr. Mulligan’s second year awarded in bankruptcy law. Additionally, Mr. Madden’s eighth year of inclusion selected as a Best Lawyer in construction law, with R. Clay Bartlett’s third inclusion as a Best Lawyer One’s to Watch Recipient.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® is compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.

Mr. Coan’s law practice is focused on corporate and real estate related matters including: purchase and sale transactions; business organization and capitalization; corporate M&A transactions; land planning and development; all issues related to financial institutions and lender/creditors’ rights involving real estate and commercial loan transactions.

Mr. Ganz’s practice is focused on environmental and natural resource matters including; environmental and natural resources law, mining law, construction defect litigation, insurance and commercial litigation, complex litigation, regulatory compliance, citizen suits, class actions and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Stouffer’s legal practice is concentrated on estate planning and administration, business planning, and real estate. Mr. Stouffer counsels’ clients on both residential and commercial purchases and sales, including title work.

Mr. Hess’ law practice emphasizes wealth preservation and transfer, family philanthropy and the related fields of succession and exit planning for closely-held businesses and professional practices.

Mr. Mulligan’s law practice is focused on business and commercial law advising clients in the areas of general business, construction law, real estate, transactions, and bankruptcy and reorganization. Mr. Mulligan also assists clients in receiverships, foreclosures, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Madden’s legal practice is concentrated on complex real estate and construction litigation. He frequently serves as an expert witness in litigation matters and as a mediator for settlement conferences. He has also been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Bartlett’s serves as a trusted advisor to clients in business and real estate and empowers them to maximize value, minimize risk or otherwise achieve their goals by providing a unique combination of business and legal expertise and the resources to handle any business or real estate related legal need.