KGR partners James Knauer and Stephen Peters were recently selected among America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® for 2021. The achievement is “by invitation only and reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high stakes business litigation matters.”
Knauer has substantial experience in business transactions, business and real estate litigation, including director & officer defense; business fraud; secured creditor enforcement; guaranty litigation; lender liability, class actions; non-compete enforcement & defense; real estate foreclosures, workouts and construction litigation, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions. He’s represented creditors, receiver’s, bankruptcy trustees, creditor’s committees, lenders and business debtors in many of the most significant business insolvency and bankruptcy cases that have been filed in Indiana during the past 40 years.
Peters handles high-exposure civil litigation and appeals before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He handles insurance coverage litigation, employment and civil rights claims, professional liability disputes and business litigation. His insurance coverage practice encompasses a variety of claims including declaratory judgment/bad faith litigation, construction defects, commercial general liability, errors and omissions liability, reinsurance, policy recission and reformation. In addition, he has extensive appellate experience, having served as primary or amicus curiae counsel in more than 150 appeals in Indiana and other jurisdictions on important issues affecting insurance, tort and business law.
To be considered for selection for this award, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter with the fate of a business worth at least $2 million at stake. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Advanced Data Analytics based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant business litigation case results, representative Bet-the-Company matters, peer reputation and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.
Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators®. Less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor.
For more information, visit www.Top100BetTheCompanyLitigators.com.