Aug 22, 2023 | Member News

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO (August 18, 2023) – Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that attorneys G. Brent Coan, Michael C. Payne, Fritz Ganz, James P. Stouffer, Richard M. Hess Jr., Steven T. Mulligan and John W. Madden III were selected by their peers for the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers® in America. Amanda T. Huston received a 2024 Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch in America recognition.
This is Mr. Coan’s eleventh anniversary of inclusion for his work in Corporate and Real Estate law and Mr. Fritz Ganz sixth year in a row of inclusion for Environmental Law. 2024 marks Mr. Stouffer’s and Mr. Hess’ sixteenth and eleventh year, respectively, of selection for Trusts and Estates. This inclusion is Mr. Mulligan’s sixth year awarded in Bankruptcy Law and Mr. Madden’s sixth year of inclusion for Construction Law. Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is proud to announce 2024 as Mr. Michael C. Payne’s first inclusion as The Best Lawyers® in America for Banking and Finance Law and Mrs. Amanda T. Huston’s first inclusion as a Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch in America for her work in Corporate and Real Estate Law.
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 related matters including: purchase and sale transactions, business organization and capitalization, corporate M&A transactions, land planning and development and all issues related to financial institutions and lender/creditors’ rights involving real estate and commercial loan transactions.
Mr. Payne’s legal practice focuses on representing financial institutions, private lenders, businesses and individuals in complex commercial real estate and financing transactions, including financing, acquisition/disposition, and leasing matters. In addition, Mr. Payne assists his clients with the establishment and enforcement of creditors’ rights.
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.
Mrs. Huston’s law practice is focused on corporate and real estate law. She advises corporate clients with respect to business organization and restructuring, capitalization, financing, and general corporate and transactional matters, and also serves lenders and borrowers in relation to commercial financing.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC (CP2) is a leader in the Colorado legal profession, recognized for empowering the success of those we serve and distinguished by the exceptional quality of our people. For more information, visit: www.cp2law.com.

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