Smith Anderson Ranked Among Top U.S. Law Firms for Leveraged Borrowers in First Half of 2011

Raleigh, NC (September 16, 2011) For the first half of 2011, Smith Anderson was nationally-ranked in the “league tables” (published by Thomson Reuters LLC) for counsel to borrowers in leveraged loan transactions. Based on volume of transactions, Smith Anderson, with transactions totaling well over $2 billion in principal amount over the six month period, was ranked number 16 among all firms. Smith Anderson was the only North Carolina firm in the top twenty –five, the remainder of which consist almost exclusively of multinational and money center firms.

About Smith Anderson
Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, is a full-service law firm located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1912, Smith Anderson has over 120 lawyers. The financing transactions mentioned above represent a subset of the Firm’s work for the relevant period representing leading banks and public and private corporations in syndicated lending and borrowing, bond and other capital markets transactions.

About the Rankings
League table rankings demonstrate the activity of market participants in specific sectors of the deal-making market, and are determined by Thomson Reuters LLC based on globally consistent criteria through feedback from market participants. The league tables of Thomson Reuters LLC are the most widely-cited in the industry, and are utilized by banks and corporations to evaluate market participants and to analyze market share and trends.

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