Best Lawyers in America Recognizes John Rizzardi and Donald Marcy as “Lawyer of the Year”

Two Cairncross & Hempelmann attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, an annual list of leaders in the legal industry based entirely on peer review.

John Rizzardi and Donald Marcy each were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.  Only one lawyer per practice in a geographic region earns this prestigious award.

John Rizzardi was named “Lawyer of the Year” in “Litigation – Bankruptcy” in the Seattle region.  As leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice group, John provides strategic, general business planning and dispute resolution assistance to a wide range of companies and their owners.  John also co-chairs the firm’s Agriculture industry group, focusing primarily on the needs of agricultural lenders with accounts affected by threatened or actual insolvency.  Together with the firm’s litigation, corporate finance, banking, insurance and real estate attorneys, he is able to provide comprehensive solutions for commercial insolvency, recovery and restructuring matters.  He is certified by the Hudson Institute of Coaching and utilizes his deep understanding of business to provide coaching and facilitation services.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2011.

Donald Marcy was named “Lawyer of the Year” in “Litigation – Land Use and Zoning” in the Seattle region.  For over 40 years, he has guided many of the region’s significant mixed-use, office, business park, retail, and multi-family projects to successful conclusion through creative application of the law.  He has assisted real estate developers and owners of property in developing commercial and residential projects in the Pacific Northwest and other regions of the country.  As a member and past Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee of NAIOP, the commercial real estate organization, he is active in the crafting of legislation that affects the commercial real estate industry.  Donald was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021 and 2014, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2010.