Sullivan Hill Attorneys Named for 2018 California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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Sullivan Hill is pleased to announce that Jim HillDonald Rez, and Candace Carroll have been selected to 2018 Super Lawyers, and Catherine Hanna-Blentzas, Erin Kennedy Clancy, Ashley Kerins, Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni, and Kathryn Healy have been named 2018 Rising Stars. Each year no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers list and no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers are selected to the Rising Stars list.

Shareholder Jim Hill has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the last 12 years in the areas of Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, and Creditor Debtor Rights. A founding member of the firm, member of its Executive Committee and chair of the firm’s Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy practice group, Mr. Hill practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial law. He is the inaugural Chair of the Board of Representatives of the California Lawyers Association.

Shareholder Donald Rez has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the eighth year in the areas of Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, and Antitrust Litigation. Mr. Rez focuses his practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation and antitrust and trade regulation.

Candace Carroll, of counsel to the firm, has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the ninth year in the field of Appellate Law. Ms. Carroll is a highly-regarded appellate practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience handling appeals in the federal, state and bankruptcy appellate courts.

Shareholder Catherine Hanna-Blentzas has been selected to the Rising Stars for the second time in the areas of Insurance Coverage and Construction Litigation. Ms. Hanna-Blentzas’ construction law practice includes contract and performance disputes spanning both public works and private projects.  She also represents policyholders in a variety of insurance coverage disputes primarily arising out of property damage in construction defect actions.

Shareholder Erin Kennedy Clancy has been selected to the Rising Stars for the first time in the areas of Construction Litigation, Civil Litigation, Business/Corporate, and Insurance Coverage. Ms. Clancy is part of the firm’s Construction, Insurance, Real Estate, and Commercial and Business Litigation practice groups. She has substantial experience in representing businesses and individuals in complex multimillion dollar residential and commercial construction defect claims, property damage and contract claims throughout California.

Associate Ashley Kerins has been selected to the Rising Stars for the second time in the areas of Tax, Real Estate, and Business/Corporate. Ms. Kerins focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate, partnership and business transactions, and in tax planning, tax controversy resolution and estate planning.

Shareholder Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni has been selected to the Rising Stars for the third year. He is recognized in the areas of Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Surety. Mr. Kulkarni focuses his practice primarily in the areas of construction, insurance coverage litigation and analysis, and complex civil litigation. He also practices in the areas of surety litigation and construction-industry contracts.

Associate Kathryn Healy has been selected to the Rising Stars for the first time in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights. Ms. Healy concentrates her practice in the firm’s Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy practice group. Within this practice area, she represents a variety of debtors, debtors in possession, creditors, and Chapter 7 and 11 trustees in commercial and business bankruptcy cases.

Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Sullivan Hill has provided efficient, aggressive and responsive legal representation for more than 40 years. The firm provides full service representation to clients in a variety of industries with an emphasis in insolvency, construction disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, employment, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work.  The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.

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