BOISE, ID – Best Lawyers® has chosen attorneys Wayne Meuleman, Kimbal L. Gowland, and Geoffrey J. McConnell, partners in the law firm Meuleman Mollerup LLP, for their accomplishments in the fields of construction law and real estate law. Mr. Meuleman was honored with the additional designation as Idaho’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation and Construction. (The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
Wayne Meuleman, a founding partner of Meuleman Mollerup LLP, was recognized for his expertise in Construction Law. He has 37 years experience representing clients throughout the western U.S. involving a variety of public and private projects. Mr. Meuleman served as the Chair for the Board of Directors of the Idaho Associated General Contractors from 1998-2003, he is the Executive Director of the Idaho State Building Authority, and he served as counsel for the Nevada Real Property Corporation which provides lease-purchase financing of state governmental facilities for the State of Nevada. Mr. Meuleman, a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer-rated attorney and a member of Who's Who in American Lawyers, has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in America annually since 2005 and by Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2007.
Kimbal L. Gowland has 23 years as a real estate and estate planning attorney with emphasis in commercial real estate and shopping centers. From 1984 through 1987, Mr. Gowland was a tax consultant at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte), where his duties included research, planning and tax return preparation in areas of individual, corporate, partnership, pension, estate and trust taxation. Best Lawyers® states that Mr. Gowland is lauded as a conscientious and meticulous attorney. Mr. Gowland has served on the Boise Chamber’s Boise Valley Economic Development Committee, he is a graduate of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Boise” program, and he is a former member of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry’s Tax Committee. Mr. Gowland, a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer-rated attorney, has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in America annually since 2005, and he has also been named by Chambers and Partners USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, since 2004.
Geoffrey J. McConnell was recognized by Best Lawyers® in America for his expertise in Construction Litigation and Government Contracts. He has 25 years of experience in construction litigation representing general contractors, owners and subcontractors in state and federal courts and before federal boards of contract appeals. Mr. McConnell earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and he is licensed to practice law in Idaho, Utah and California. He has also been recognized for his legal expertise in construction law by Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2009, a designation given to only 5% of the lawyers in Idaho. Mr. McConnell is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Public Contract Law and the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on the Construction Industry. Mr. McConnell is an active member in the exclusive lawyer referral organization, LEGUS International Network of Law Firms.
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