Smith Anderson Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms® as a Tier 1 Firm in 39 Practice Areas

Best Law Firms®

The 2024 edition of Best Law Firms® has recognized Smith Anderson as a leading firm in a total of 48 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 48 practice areas rankings, we are pleased to be newly recognized in Copyright Law and Energy Regulation Law.

The firm’s Land Use and Zoning and Venture Capital practices continue to garner national recognition 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 48 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. Copyright Law
    11. Corporate Governance Law
    12. Corporate Law
    13. Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    14. Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    15. Employment Law – Management
    16. Energy Law
    17. Energy Regulation Law
    18. Environmental Law
    19. Financial Services Regulation Law
    20. Government Relations
    21. Health Care Law
    22. Labor Law – Management
    23. Land Use and Zoning Law
    24. Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    25. Litigation – Construction
    26. Litigation – Environmental
    27. Litigation - Insurance
    28. Litigation – Intellectual Property
    29. Litigation – Labor and Employment
    30. Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
    31. Litigation – Patent
    32. Litigation – Real Estate
    33. Litigation – Securities
    34. Litigation – Tax
    35. Litigation – Trusts and Estates
    36. Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    37. Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    38. Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    39. Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
    40. Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    41. Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
    42. Real Estate Law
    43. Securities / Capital Markets Law
    44. Securities Regulation
    45. Tax Law
    46. Trademark Law
    47. Trusts & Estates Law
    48. Venture Capital Law

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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