U.S. News and Best Lawyers® 2021 “Best Law Firms” Ranks Smith Anderson Nationally and Regionally in 45 Practice Areas

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

The 2021 edition of "Best Law Firms" published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has recognized Smith Anderson as a leading firm in 45 practice areas, including 33 Metropolitan Tier 1 ratings, the highest rating available, and two National ratings.

The firm’s Land Use and Zoning and Venture Capital practices continue to receive 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 45 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 Law
  11. Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  12. Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  13. Employment Law – Management
  14. Environmental Law
  15. Financial Services Regulation Law
  16. Government Relations
  17. Health Care Law
  18. Insurance Law
  19. Labor Law – Management
  20. Land Use and Zoning Law
  21. Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  22. Litigation – Bankruptcy
  23. Litigation – Construction
  24. Litigation – Environmental
  25. Litigation - Insurance
  26. Litigation – Intellectual Property
  27. Litigation – Labor and Employment
  28. Litigation – Patent
  29. Litigation – Real Estate
  30. Litigation – Securities
  31. Litigation – Tax
  32. Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  33. Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  34. Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  35. Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  36. Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
  37. Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  38. Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  39. Real Estate Law
  40. Securities / Capital Markets Law
  41. Securities Regulation
  42. Tax Law
  43. Trademark Law
  44. Trusts & Estates Law
  45. 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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