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Procopio Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2007

San Diego, CA - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys, George L. Damoose and Craig A. Ramseyer, were recently selected by their peers to be included in the upcoming 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

The new 2007 edition marks the 24th year of the publication that has come to be regarded by both the legal profession and the public as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Damoose will be listed in Best Lawyers’ specialty of Tax Law. His practice includes all areas of income, estate, gift, property, sales, use and excise tax matters at the federal, state and local levels, including sophisticated estate planning techniques. He also practices extensively in the areas of buying and selling businesses and structuring business relationships. Damoose is certified as a specialist in taxation by the State Bar of California, and has served as chairman of the executive committee of the State Bar’s Tax Section. He also has been selected to be the recipient of the Joan Garvey Award for Lifetime Achievement in Tax at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and the California Tax Policy Conference in November.

Ramseyer, the leader of Procopio’s Litigation Group, will be listed in Best Lawyers’ specialty of Construction Law. He represents and counsels general contractors, subcontractors, public and private owners, and sureties in construction disputes. Ramseyer serves on the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, and is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey that has been developed and refined for nearly 25 years. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed The current edition of Best Lawyers is based on 1.9 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Best Lawyers also conducts thousands of telephone interviews with leading attorneys throughout its balloting process.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; and trusts, estates and probate. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.