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Best Best & Krieger LLP (BBK) is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s partners and three practice groups have been ranked in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal industry guide.

Kimberley A. Byrens and Danny Kim are both ranked for the first time in the area of California: Public Finance. Byrens works on a variety of transactions as either bond, underwriter’s or disclosure counsel and serves as bond counsel to municipal clients throughout California. Kim is an experienced municipal bond lawyer with a professional accounting background and regularly assists government agencies in financing capital projects in the public finance market.

Additionally, three of BBK’s practice groups earned rankings in the 2024 guide, including:

  • California: Environment
  • California: Public Finance
  • California: Real Estate - Zoning/Land Use

BBK’s nationally recognized Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice continues to be ranked in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA. The practice is comprised of an esteemed group of attorneys who advise public agencies and private clients on legal, regulatory and political challenges related to  environmental issues. 

The firm’s Public Finance practice is nationally recognized and acts as bond, disclosure and underwriter’s counsel in financings for public agencies throughout California and on billions in par value of municipal bonds. The team is known for creative financing solutions for construction projects and acquiring new public infrastructure, including leading the way in ESG investing for banking firms and issuers through water conservation and energy efficiency financing.

The Real Estate group at BBK includes experienced attorneys who provide strategic counsel to clients addressing a broad range of real estate matters. The team handles real estate assets, the implementation of policy and investment strategies and regularly negotiates, documents, structures and restructures real estate acquisitions. Additionally, BBK real estate attorneys negotiate and oversee sales, finance, leasing, property management and development contracts for commercial, retail, office, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties and projects.

The annual Chambers USA guide features rankings of leading U.S. firms, legal departments and attorneys through in-depth research and interviews with law firms, clients and third parties. Chambers assesses attorneys on attributes valued most by clients including capabilities, achievements and sector presence. For more information, visit

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