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Stoel Rives Anchorage attorneys named to the best Lawyers in America Directory



Anchorage, AK — Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. law firm, today announced that Joseph J. Perkins, Jr. and James E. Torgerson of the firm’s Anchorage office have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.).  Recognized by both the legal profession and the general public as a leading guide to legal excellence in the United States, The Best Lawyers in America selects attorneys based on a comprehensive survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Joe Perkins, a partner in the firm’s Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group, received recognition in the Mining Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law categories.  Joe focuses his practice on the representation of mining companies, oil and gas companies, Native corporations and financial institutions in connection with mining and oil and gas transactions, properties and projects.  He also has been retained as an expert witness in cases involving complex questions of mining law, oil and gas law and professional responsibility.

Jim Torgerson is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group and the managing partner of the firm’s Anchorage office.  Jim was ranked in the Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Environmental and Professional Malpractice categories.  Jim has litigated a wide variety of disputes, including defending clients against claims of alleged business torts, contractual breaches, improper employment actions and professional negligence.  Before joining Stoel Rives, Jim was managing shareholder of Heller Ehrman LLP’s Anchorage office (10 years), chief of the civil division (four years) and chief of the criminal division (two years) in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska, and a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska in Washington, D.C.

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States.  The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states.  Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law.  The firm has offices in Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington.  For more information, visit www.stoel.com.

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