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Mark A. Senn has been asked to serve as an Advisor on Real Estate Law to the Board of the Continuing Professional Education Committee of ALI-ABA. (2008-2010). ALI-ABA has been the recognized leader in continuing professional education in the United States for nearly 60 years. In 1947, the American Bar Association, the largest professional organization for lawyers in the world, asked the American Law Institute, an influential and highly respected law-reform organization, to develop the first national program of post-admission legal education.

Senn Visciano Canges P.C. has been ranked in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

Metropolitan Awards

  • Tier 1, Colorado, Real Estate Law
  • Tier 2, Colorado, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, and Family Law
  • Tier 3, Colorado, Environmental Law

Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2018 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas.

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process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading
attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the
formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer
listed in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and

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Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

Lawyers 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.

Senn Visciano Canges P.C. would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list:

Michael Canges, Family Law
Lawrence J. Donovan, Jr., Real Estate Law
Mark Gruskin, Construction Law
Barry Permut, Real Estate Law
Mark A. Senn, Real Estate Law
Frank W. Visciano, Commercial Litigation

After a lawyer’s General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability Ratings are confirmed, his/her ratings are aggregated to create an overall numeric rating for each rated Area of Practice. The numeric rating determines the Peer Review Rating, which includes a rating term and may include a Certification Mark: AV® Preeminent™ (4.5-5.0) – An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. BV® Distinguished™ (3.0-4.4) – The BV® certification mark is an excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition.

Rated (1.0-2.9) – The Peer Review Rated designation demonstrates that the lawyer has met the very high criteria of General Ethical Standing.

For over a century, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for authoritative information on the worldwide legal profession. Martindale’s Peer Review Ratings play an integral role in this service to the legal community. Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

Peer Review Ratings for Senn Visciano Canges P.C.

Senn Visciano Canges P.C.

Lawyers with Peer Review Ratings: 10

AV® BV® Rated
All Lawyers 9 1 0
Partners 7 1 0
Other 2 0 0

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Name Peer Review Rating
Mark A. Senn, Member Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Commercial Leasing; Real Estate
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
Frank W. Visciano, Member Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Securities Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Civil Litigation; Arbitration; Appellate Practice
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
David C. Camp, Member Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Real Estate; Real Estate Finance; General Business Law; Commercial Law; Corporate Law
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
Mark D. Gruskin, Member Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Construction Law; Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
E. Michael Canges, Member

Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Family Law; Appellate Practice; Complex Litigation
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
Erich L. Bethke, Member

Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Family Law; Mediation; Probate Litigation
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
James S. Bailey, Member

Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Appellate Practice; Family Law; Probate
BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5
Michel P. Williams, Member

Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Business Organizations; Business Acquisition/Disposition; Commercial Litigation; Entity Formation; Mechanics Liens; Homeowners Association; Commercial Leasing and Tenant Disputes; Foreclosures; Landlord/Tenant; Real Estate Transactions; Regulatory and Board Defense; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Loan Transactions/Workouts; Trusts and Estates
 AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
Of Counsel  – Name Peer Review Rating
Nina A. Iwashko, Of Counsel
Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Litigation; Probate; Trusts and Estates; Taxation; Commercial Law; Family Law

AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Ms. Wynn E. Strahle, Of Counsel

Office: Denver, Colorado
Practice Areas: Real Estate; Commercial Lending Law

AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Twelve Senn Visciano Canges attorneys have been selected to the 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Mark Senn, Frank Visciano, Michael Canges, James Bailey, Erich Bethke, Lawrence Donovan, Jr., Mark Gruskin, Christine Hayes and Barry Permut were included in the Super Lawyers list and Riley Madden, Jonathan Nash and Matthew Pluss were chosen as a Rising Star.

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers for inclusion in Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson 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.

Mark Senn has been selected as being among of the world’s leading Real Estate lawyers in Who’s Who Legal Directory. Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, they feature over 10,000 of the World’s leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions.

Mark Senn has been selected by 5280 Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in Colorado.

Senn Visciano Canges has been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA as a leading law firm in the area of real estate in their 2015 edition.