U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” Rankings Honor Smith Anderson in 46 Practice Areas

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

The 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has recognized Smith Anderson as a leading firm in 46 practice areas, including 39 Metropolitan Tier 1 ratings, the highest rating available in a specific geographic region, and two National ratings, indicating practices ranked among the best in the country. Within those 46 practice areas rankings, we are pleased to be newly recognized in Corporate Governance Law and Energy Law.

The firm’s Land Use and Zoning and Venture Capital practices continue to garner national ratings in addition to Metropolitan Tier 1 ratings.

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

Smith Anderson received recognition in the following 46 practice areas:

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

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings
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 http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.


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