Sullivan Hill Attorneys Selected as 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Sullivan Hill is pleased to announce that Shareholders Robert Allenby, Tim Earl, Chris Hawkins, Jim Hill, Donald Rez, and Of Counsel Candace Carroll have been selected as 2020 Super Lawyers. Shareholders Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni and Michael Zarconi along with Associates Yaniv Newman and Rebecca O’Grady have been named 2020 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.

Managing Shareholder Robert Allenby has been selected to the Super Lawyers list in the area of Civil Litigation. He is a member of Sullivan Hill’s Executive Committee and serves as chair of the Litigation practice group and as counsel to the firm. Mr. Allenby has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, with an emphasis in construction disputes, insurance coverage litigation, employment disputes and general business litigation. He also has significant experience in anti-SLAPP, appellate, and environmental litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Shareholder Tim Earl has been selected to the Super Lawyers list in the area of Insurance Coverage. Mr. Earl is chair of Sullivan Hill’s Construction and Insurance practice group, and is an experienced litigation attorney practicing primarily in the areas of construction litigation, insurance coverage, and business litigation. His insurance coverage practice involves representation of policyholders and insurance companies in a variety of insurance coverage disputes primarily involving property damage or bodily injury arising out of construction defect and asbestos claims.

Shareholder Chris Hawkins has been selected to the Super Lawyers list in the area of Bankruptcy. He is the former managing partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He practices in the Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy, Business Transactions, and Commercial and Business Litigation practice groups. Mr. Hawkins represents a variety of corporate debtors, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, banks, commercial landlords, trade creditors, asset purchasers and other parties in interest in all aspects of commercial insolvency, including bankruptcies, receiverships, and assignments for the benefit of creditors. He also represents clients with non-insolvency financial matters in both the transaction and litigation contexts.

Shareholder Jim Hill has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the last 14  years in the areas of Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, and Creditor Debtor Rights. A founding member of the firm, a member of the 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. His bankruptcy and receivership practice includes representation of creditors, bankruptcy trustees, state and federal receivers, and select debtors in Chapter 11 business reorganization cases, and he has served as a court-appointed examiner and mediator.  Mr. Hill is the inaugural and immediate past Chair of the statewide California Lawyers Association upon its emergence from the State Bar of California.

Shareholder Donald Rez has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the tenth 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. He has handled all types of commercial lawsuits, including cases involving trade regulation and antitrust, breach of contract, franchisor/franchisee issues, lender liability cases, professional malpractice, and intellectual property. He has been involved in complex multi-district litigation, and his antitrust experience has involved claims of virtually every kind.

Candace Carroll, Of Counsel to the firm, has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the eleventh year in the field of Appellate Law. Ms. Carroll is a highly-regarded appellate practitioner with more than 40 years’ experience handling appeals in the federal, state and bankruptcy appellate courts. Her cases have encompassed a wide range of subjects, including contract disputes, insurance and indemnity issues, wrongful termination, intellectual property, personal injury, constitutional issues, and complex family law matters.

Shareholder Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni has been selected to the Rising Stars list for the sixth  year and is recognized in the area 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.

Shareholder Michael Zarconi has been selected to the Rising Stars list in the area of Business/Corporate Litigation. He has a wide range of experience as a general civil litigator including commercial and business litigation, construction disputes, insurance coverage, anti-SLAPP litigation, and labor and employment law matters, with particular expertise in the area of employment discrimination.

Associate Yaniv Newman has been selected to the Rising Stars list in the area of Construction Litigation. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of construction and insurance coverage matters. From contract negotiation through project completion, Mr. Newman has experience advising and representing clients on issues that arise during the course of construction including performance and payment disputes, progress claims, and mechanic’s liens, as well as the disputes that arise from and occur after project completion. As part of his insurance coverage practice, Mr. Newman has secured policy benefits to policyholders under a broad variety of circumstances.

Associate Rebecca O’Grady has been selected to the Rising Stars list in the area of Construction Litigation. She practices primarily in the areas of construction and insurance litigation matters, with an emphasis on construction defect actions, construction claims and insurance coverage disputes. Ms. O’Grady’s experience includes representation of developers, contractors, landlords and other businesses in all stages of commercial and civil litigation. She has obtained favorable results on behalf of her clients, in mediation, arbitration, and by way of successful dispositive motions.

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.

About Sullivan Hill:

Sullivan Hill has provided efficient, aggressive, and responsive legal representation for more than 50 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, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.

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