Press Release: SPSR is pleased to announce new practice area and individual rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

The firm was recognized as a Louisiana Band 1 firm for its work in construction law, with additional individual recognition for Denise Puente, Bruce Shreves, and Doug Wynne.

Denise Puente, Band 1 – Construction: Denise is "an extremely smart and very hard-working" lawyer who has "excellent judgment," according to multiple interviewees. She handles the transactional aspects of construction projects for both contractors and owners. She also has experience in litigation including public bid dispute cases.

Bruce Shreves, Band 1 – Construction: Bruce enjoys an excellent reputation among peers, with one commenting: “He wrote the book on construction law.” He has vast experience handling construction disputes, including ADR proceedings. “His experience in international arbitration gives him a unique perspective in construction disputes,” declares one interviewee.

Douglass Wynne, Up and Coming – Construction: Doug regularly represents his clients in litigation, as well as advising them on construction and surety law. "He is always well prepared and understands how the construction industry works," remarks an impressed market source.

Chambers and Partners is considered the industry leader in research-based directories for the legal profession. Chambers USA conducts in-depth, objective interviews of thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world to compile its directories. Rankings are based on interviews with those active in the legal services marketplace, namely law firm clients and individual lawyers, as well as assessments of a law firm’s recent work on behalf of its clients. Rankings are determined by evaluating qualities clients most value in lawyers and law firms, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment, among others.

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