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Date: August 15, 2016
GSB Press Release

Seattle, WA, August 15, 2016 – Garvey Schubert Barer is proud to announce that three of its attorneys have been named 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers.  Included in this year’s distinguished group are Judith Endejan for Communications Law, Barbara Holland for Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Gary Tober for International Trade and  Finance Law.

Judith Endejan focuses on advising clients in telecommunications, media and intellectual property matters, including issues involving the First Amendment and the Federal Communications Act, intellectual property laws and the regulatory laws of California, Washington and Oregon.  She provides transactional, litigation and regulatory representation for a wide range of clients who include telecommunications providers and content providers, such as broadcasters, publishers, newspapers, web-site owners, bloggers, entertainers, artists and musicians.

Barbara Holland represents businesses involved in international and domestic trade and transportation.  She advises vessel owners, operators, shipyards, terminal operators, and other marine businesses, in many areas affecting their operations, including contractual relationships, risk management, environmental compliance and dispute resolution.

Gary Tober focuses on helping clients resolve business, transaction and international tax issues.  He advises U.S. and foreign corporations, partnerships and individuals in tax and business planning matters, and he regularly consults with his clients on the potential tax implications for cross-border operations and investment transactions for a variety of companies ranging from fruit growers, durable goods manufacturers to foreign-based technology companies.  Gary also consults and renders U.S. tax opinions to foreign governments and foreign pension funds investing in U.S. corporations, start-up enterprises and real estate located in the United States.

"Lawyer of the Year" recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific Best Lawyers practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

About Garvey Schubert Barer

Garvey Schubert Barer provides results-oriented legal counsel to help our clients solve problems, create new opportunities and mitigate risk. The firm is known for taking a holistic approach to managing clients’ needs, whether they are established market leaders, newly launched enterprises, or governmental bodies. Our attorneys have deep industry experience and a broad understanding of current and emerging issues. GSB has offices in Anchorage, Beijing, New York, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. More information is available at

Media Contact: Linda Fleming, Garvey Schubert Barer; 206.464.3939

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