John Chanin Received Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation-Banking and Finance “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Denver

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John Chanin



Lawyer of the Year Designation Awarded to Denver Attorney 

Denver, CO – October 7, 2019 – Denver law firm, Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher (FGMC) is proud to announce that John Chanin has been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© by USNEWS & World Report as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Banking and Finance. 

“We are thrilled, but not surprised, that John was recognized by his peers as Lawyer of the Year,” said FGMC managing partner Dan Foster. 

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly noteworthy. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. 

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. 

“I am humbled, obviously,” said Chanin. “This award’s significance doesn’t get lost on me or the firm. I work hard, take my work seriously, but I never would expect to earn this recognition from my peers. I practice law because I am passionate about the work and the clients I can support. This award is simply a huge honor for me.” 

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, John Chanin was also listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area Criminal Defense: White-Collar in Colorado. 

John joined FGMC in January 2018 from a large regional law firm. He is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in complex business litigation, financial fraud, governmental investigations and white-collar defense. 

For more than 30 years, The Best Lawyers distinction has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Since its first publication, the list has expanded to provide lists in more than 75 countries. 

Lawyers included on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. 

A graduate of Cornell University and the University of Colorado School of Law, Chanin has his bar admissions to the US Supreme Court, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the US District Court for the District of Colorado to name a few. 

Founded in 1999 and located in Denver, Colorado, Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher LLP (FGMC) was quickly recognized as one of Denver’s “up and coming” law firms by providing effective and innovative legal representation focused on the achievement of client goals. FGMC is a team of dedicated, experienced, and energetic attorneys as committed to one another as they are to each client. They offer each other expertise, guidance, and support. This approach ensures the best collaborative thinking on behalf of clients. 

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