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Bell Nunnally Partner Nikki Hurst Gibson Named "Lawyer of the Year" for Commercial Finance in D/FW by Best Lawyers

Bell Nunnally Partner Nikki Hurst Gibson has been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Commercial Finance Law for the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region by Best Lawyers for The Best Lawyers in America 2022. Selections are based on the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. For each metropolitan area’s specialty, only one attorney is selected.

“Nikki is perennially at the forefront of some of the most complex commercial finance deals in the D/FW area and her reputation in the field as a master of details and facilitator of progress is well known,” said Christopher B. Trowbridge, managing partner of Bell Nunnally. “We congratulate her on this outstanding honor.”

In total, The Best Lawyers in America’s 2022 edition features 21 Bell Nunnally attorneys, the highest number in firm history. In addition, 15 firm attorneys were named to Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list.

Gibson is a member of Bell Nunnally’s Commercial Finance and Real Estate practices. She has extensive experience representing financial institutions and borrowers on commercial lending transactions; structuring, drafting and negotiating loan documentation for asset-based financing transactions, including accounts receivable, inventory and equipment secured loan transactions; senior and subordinated debt financings; syndicated loans; securities as collateral; and real estate transactions.

Named to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list published by D Magazine three times, including in 2021, Gibson is a graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law (J.D., 1985) and Duke University (A.B., 1980).

About Best Lawyers (provided by Best Lawyers)

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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