Stuart Kane Partners Recognized as 2016 Southern California Rising Stars

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce that partners Javier F. Gutierrez and Shane P. Criqui have been selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers magazine. This is the second year in a row Gutierrez and Criqui been recognized by the publication.

Gutierrez helps clients acquire, finance, construct, lease, and dispose of real estate and other corporate assets. He has considerable experience representing Fortune 500 companies, as well as medium and small sized companies, in a wide range of traditional and non-traditional real estate and corporate transactions. Gutierrez also received the Emergent Leadership Award for Professional Services from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in 2013.

Criqui represents clients in state and federal court, arbitration, and mediation. He has litigated cases to judgment at summary judgment proceedings, trials, and in binding arbitration. Criqui has also successfully represented clients in California state and federal appellate courts. He has worked with clients involved in multiple business verticals including technology, healthcare, retail, real estate, banking, legal services, manufacturing, and distribution.

The “Southern California Rising Stars” list includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Southern California who are age 40 or younger and/or has been in practice for less than ten years. 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. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit