Smith Anderson Ranks Nationally and Regionally in Practice Areas by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® 2019 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

In its 2019 joint edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has recognized Smith Anderson as a leading firm in 41 practice areas, including 28 Metropolitan Tier 1 ratings, the highest rating available, and two National ratings.

The firm’s Land Use and Zoning Law and Venture Capital Law practices received National ratings for the third consecutive year, in addition to a Metropolitan Tier 1 rating.

The annual “Best Law Firms” publication includes firms recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. And, a tier designation reflects the high level of respect earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas.

Smith Anderson received recognition in the following 41 practice areas:

  1. Administrative/Regulatory Law
  2. Banking and Finance Law
  3. Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  4. Biotechnology Law
  5. Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  6. Commercial Litigation
  7. Construction Law
  8. Corporate Law
  9. Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  10. Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  11. Employment Law – Management
  12. Environmental Law
  13. Financial Services Regulation Law
  14. Government Relations
  15. Health Care Law
  16. Labor Law – Management
  17. Land Use and Zoning Law
  18. Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  19. Litigation – Bankruptcy
  20. Litigation – Construction
  21. Litigation – Environmental
  22. Litigation – Intellectual Property
  23. Litigation – Labor and Employment
  24. Litigation – Patent
  25. Litigation – Real Estate
  26. Litigation – Securities
  27. Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  28. Litigation – Tax
  29. Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  30. Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  31. Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  32. Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
  33. Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  34. Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  35. Real Estate Law
  36. Securities / Capital Markets Law
  37. Securities Regulation
  38. Tax Law
  39. Trademark Law
  40. Trusts & Estates Law
  41. Venture Capital Law

The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For more information, please visit

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