The business group at Adelberg Rudow Dorf & Hendler deals with transactions involving commercial contracts, acquisitions and mergers, joint ventures, franchising and computer acquisition and servicing agreements. This group handles the basic functions involved in modern corporate law, dealing with the laws affecting, creating, maintaining, and reorganizing corporations and their business entities.d; Los Angeles-San Francisco-Silicon Valley, California; Moscow, Russia; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Taipei, China & Washington, DC
The law firm founded by Robert S Strauss and Richard A Gump in 1945 is one of the world's largest firms. Their growth has come by understanding client problems and solving them with a strategic combination of legal, practical and political skills. As they proceed in a new millennium marked by dramatic advances in technology and the expansion of international business into new markets, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are well-positioned to provide legal services that meet the changing needs of their clients on a 24/7 basis.
Offices: Los Angeles-San Francisco-San Diego-Irvine, California
Allen Matkins' commitment to quality is the engine that has driven their growth and reputation over their initial 25 years of practice as a firm. Their strength lies in the ability of their lawyers to bring creative solutions to complex issues, turning problems into opportunities. With over 200 lawyers situated in five major business centers in California, their practice is not merely statewide, but national and international in scope. They serve long-standing and new clients who expect and receive superior quality work and service.
Allen & Overy are an international legal practice with approximately 4900 staff, including some 452 partners working in 25 major centers worldwide. They constantly deepen the technical and legal skills of their lawyers. This specialization helps them to innovate and to meet the increasing sophistication of their markets. It drives up efficiency, offering their clients better value.
Founded in 1952, Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan is a premier law firm. Their transactional lawyers are renowned for their work in mergers, acquisitions, real estate, franchise, securities, and tax. The firm’s clients include domestic and multinational Fortune 500 companies, successful middle-market entities, emerging companies, and individuals in diverse areas of business and in the entertainment industry. They have nearly 100 lawyers working for them.
Alston & Bird provides creative solutions to client challenges and an extraordinary skill base in more than a dozen areas of legal service, including a variety of transactional, litigation, tax, and intellectual property and technology services. In each of these service areas, they offer clients an excellent track record in precedent-setting work and successful results.
Offices: Austin-Dallas-Houston-The Woodlands, Texas; Beijing, China; London, England; Los Angeles, California & Washington, DC
For more than a century, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With more than 400 lawyers, Andrews Kurth represents a wide array of clients in all areas of business law.
Offices: Wilmington, Delaware; Flemington-Princeton-Haddonfield, New Jersey & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Archer & Greiner is a full service, regional law firm with a reputation for providing the highest quality, result-driven legal services to corporate and individual clients. Archer & Greiner serves businesses and individuals throughout the region and in an increasing number of other states and jurisdictions. With a network of regional offices, the firm has more than 135 lawyers practicing in all major legal disciplines.
Offices: Walnut Creek-Sacramento-Los Angeles-Newport Beach, California
Archer Norris attorneys recognize the challenge of the competitive market place and endeavor to provide counsel that is legally sound, practical, and creative to advance the business interests of its clients. In addition to legal practice, many of their attorneys serve or have served in both private and public capacities and on boards and commissions, informing their practice with the real world benefit of experience from the client's perspective.
Armbrust & Brown provides a broad range of services for business clients. In addition to representation as special counsel with respect to specific transactions, the firm has served as general counsel for businesses ranging in size from those in their initial development stage to stock exchange listed companies. They represent business entities in numerous types of contractual negotiations and documentation.
Offices: Washington, DC; St Louis, Missouri; Belleville, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; Overland Park, Kansas; San Francisco, California; Shanghai, China
Armstrong Teasdale is a leading law firm that delivers sophisticated legal advice and exceptional client service. With 259 attorneys practicing in eleven locations, the firm serves a dynamic national and international client base in virtually every area of law. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice.
The Arent Fox style is one part lawyerly acumen, one part social awareness and one part enthusiasm for the work. This mixture produces high-quality legal counsel, grounded in knowledge and honed by conscience and creativity. In the fields in which they work, they strive not to be just specialists, but early-warning detectors who understand their clients' business and the legal issues the clients face.
With a sophisticated understanding of changing business environments as they intersect with law, public policy and technology, Arnold & Porter is positioned to protect its clients' business interests into the 21st century. The firm brings a valuable perspective and proven track record of experience to those clients whose business needs require either US or coordinated and integrated cross-border regulatory, litigation and transactional services.
Arnstein & Lehr is one of the country's oldest and most respected law firms. Since its founding in 1893, the firm has served clients—large and small—throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. More than a century later, Arnstein & Lehr has established itself as a sophisticated, full-service practice that addresses the diverse and complex needs of its clients with vision, expertise, and a commitment to quality and service.
Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala serves the litigation needs of businesses, the insurance industry, and self-insured entities specializing exclusively in litigation, trials, and appeals. The firm defends cases throughout the United States and has attorneys licensed to practice across the country. By providing this extensive service, they enable their clients to establish a close relationship with a single law firm throughout the country.
Offices: San Diego-Cerritos-Sacramento-Riverside-Pleasanton, California
Over the last two decades, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo has earned a strong reputation as one of California's most widely respected law firms. Their uncompromising approach to high quality legal work enables them to provide consistently practical management solutions in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business and business litigation, corporate, taxation, and bankruptcy.
Offices: Pittsburgh-State College, Pennsylvania; Woodbury, New Jersey
The Babst Calland Clements & Zomnir's Business Services Group has handled national and international multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions as well as other complex transactions in a highly efficient manner. BCCZ attorneys have represented both domestic and foreign companies of varying sizes, including Fortune 500 corporations. The BCCZ Business Services Group also provides representation in numerous other business areas, including securities and intellectual property.
Bailey Cavalieri serves clients on a local, regional, national and international level. Their diverse client base ranges from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries and also includes individuals, educational and not-for-profit institutions, estates and trusts. They approach complex legal issues with an eye towards cost-effective, practical, and innovative solutions.
Baker Botts's approach to the law practice is collaborative, with lawyers functioning as integrated teams to bring the most appropriate response to client needs. From negotiating complex transcontinental pipeline projects throughout the world to navigating rapidly changing technology and business environments, Baker Botts' collaborative teams consistently provide excellent client service.
Offices: Indianapolis-Fort Wayne-South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana; Washington, DC & Beijing-Qingdao, China
From small private offerings to mergers making national headlines, Baker & Daniels corporate and finance lawyers provide strategic legal counsel to businesses that are building Indiana and beyond. The corporate world also surrounds publicly held companies with regulations, and the firm's professionals assist clients and their executives in fulfilling their continuing obligations under the federal and state securities and corporate laws.
Baker Hostetler lawyers help clients establish, maintain and protect market-leading positions across the United States and around the world. They offer clients the strength of 600+ lawyers in a full range of practices, a unique geographic platform including both coasts and the center of the country, a deep knowledge of industry issues and a 90-year track record of excellence and achievement.
Baker & McKenzie is a leading global law firm with 66 offices in 36 jurisdictions. With a multinational network of more than 3,000 attorneys and a presence in virtually every important financial and commercial center in the world, they are able to offer their clients a truly global service that no other law firm can match. Since its inception in 1949, the Firm has been committed to building a seamless global network of offices staffed by locally qualified lawyers who are indigenous to the business communities in which they and their clients operate.
Offices: Kansas City-St Louis, Missouri & Overland Park, Kansas
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice's corporate attorneys understand the demands faced by businesses and provide a broad range of legal services that address the daily financial and business needs of public and private companies of all sizes and in a variety of industries. Working in conjunction with their real estate and tax attorneys, the firm's attorneys have established practices, procedures and documentation for all phases of the formation and operation of all business entities to ensure that their clients will meet their business goals.
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Denver, Colorado; Voorhees, New Jersey; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, DC & Las Vegas, Nevada
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll is committed to excellence in the practice of law. Since their founding in 1886, they have grown to be one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. Today their firm has nearly 500 lawyers and ten offices located throughout the mid-Atlantic corridor and the western United States. By combining a national scope of practice with strong local market knowledge, they effectively represent leading business, institutional and individual clients throughout the United States and around the world.
Offices: Chicago, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Indianapolis-Elkhart-Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana & Washington, DC
Barnes & Thornburg's areas of practice address a wide range of issues for businesses and individuals. A major advantage for their clients is the flexibility and efficiency of their law firm's multidisciplinary structuring which addresses clients' special situations. When a transaction or dispute requires more than one area of the law, their lawyers collaborate to accomplish the task.
For businesses and entrepreneurs, Baxter Baker Sidle Conn & Jones provides a range of key legal services, including corporate organization and documentation, business and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate and real estate transactions, employment law counseling and defense, complex commercial litigation, government contracting, legislative affairs, environmental and toxic tort defense, construction litigation, and zoning and land use.
Beirne Maynard & Parsons offers clients focused litigation services in resolving commercial disputes arising from a wide variety of business and trade relationships. They regularly litigate business torts involving fraud and misrepresentation (including their application to contractual claims), unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duties, theft, interference with existing business relationships, and business asset dispositions.
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd employs a simple but powerful philosophy to help clients grow and prosper. They provide exceptional service for clients by using innovative legal strategies and sound legal judgment to achieve creative and cost-effective solutions. They build collaborative relationships with each client that focus on their goals. They work with businesses of all sizes in the manufacturing, financial services and technology industries, service firms, government bodies, tax-exempt organizations and individuals.
Bell Rosenberg & Hughes advises a broad base of clients on a wide range of general business matters and ongoing operational problems. They are involved in employment, high technology, tax and organizational planning, environmental, corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, asset securitization, and corporate transactions and advice. The firm is well known for its representation of clients in acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Berenbaum Weinshienk & Eason's business transactions group services business clients in a variety of transactions. They focus on attaining their clients' goals in a manner which provides the client optimal protection from future liabilities while achieving compliance with the law. To satisfy this objective, they strive to understand those aspects of their clients' business which are affected by the legal process.
Offices: Marina del Rey-Irvine-San Diego-Novato, California
In the business world, legal guidance must be a fully integrated, multi-specialty endeavor if it is to be of the greatest benefit. As a result, Berger Kahn does not compartmentalize legal services, unlike many other law firms. The firm's transactional attorneys work with their business litigators to evaluate the practical impact of documents and the structure of deals should litigation later arise.
Whether you are a small, closely-held business or a global enterprise, Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti can provide you with expert and cost-effective legal services. With substantial experience in tax law, corporate reorganizations, secured transactions, real estate law, employment law, financial services, and intellectual property issues, their attorneys are able to provide strategic counseling and transaction-specific assistance for virtually any legal or public policy issue.
Berliner Cohen is one of the largest law firms in San Jose whose practice is primarily dedicated to serving the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies. Over its thirty-six year history, Berliner Cohen has grown in size and sophistication with the community around it. Berliner Cohen has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of some of Silicon Valley's largest corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers etc.
Offices: Sacramento-Irvine-Los Angeles-Walnut Creek-Ontario-Riverside-San Diego, California
Best Best & Krieger offers its business clients an integrated approach to their legal representation, combining the practices of business transactions, entity formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, health care transactions, and securities and finance within a single full service department to meet the day to day needs of emerging and middle market companies.
Building on their early concentration in private wealth planning and the needs of smaller businesses, Best & Flanagan has developed expertise in business law, Native American law, real estate law, commercial real estate lending, public finance law, litigation and dispute resolution, government and land development law, and family law. They now serve clients of all descriptions, from individuals to municipalities and publicly-traded corporations.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; Palo Alto-Walnut Creek-Los Angeles-Costa Mesa-San Francisco, California; Tokyo, Japan; Hartford, Connecticut; New York, New York; Washington, DC & London, England
Bingham McCutchen, over the past seven years, has more than quadrupled in size. Bingham McCutchen has grown from fewer than 200 lawyers in 1995 to more than 850 lawyers today. Poised to conduct legal business worldwide, the firm has positioned itself in leading financial centers throughout the world, such as New York, London and Tokyo, while developing a significant and robust East Coast-West Coast presence in the United States.
Bingham McHale assists individuals and enterprises of all sizes, from sole proprietorships and partnerships to private and public corporations. Their business practice encompasses operational matters as well, including capital raising matters, equity, bank and bond financings, income and property taxation matters, establishment of distribution and franchising arrangements, and various legal compliance matters.
Offices: St Louis-Springfield, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Washington, DC; London, England; Belleville, Illinois & Overland Park, Kansas
As one of the leading commercial law firms in the Midwest, Blackwell Sanders is recognized nationally for its transactional and litigation practices. The firm has earned the trust of Fortune 500, multinational, middle- market public companies and some of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Their lawyers have earned distinction for developing legal strategies and innovative solutions to meet the business and regulatory challenges of their clients in these industries.
Blades & Rosenfeld's focus has been to provide clients with superior legal representation, accessibility, prompt and efficient service and responsiveness. Blades & Rosenfeld has evolved into a full service firm with a general civil practice that includes all varieties of civil and commercial litigation, business formation, corporate law, estate planning, real estate, probate, trust, and taxation law for its regional clients.
By listening to general counsel, business leaders, and entrepreneurs and anticipating their needs, Blank Rome has provided service to clients for more than 60 years. Blank Rome was formed in 1946 by lawyers who, because of their ethnicity, were barred from joining many established Philadelphia law firms. From its inception, therefore, Blank Rome has been sensitive to diversity issues both within the Firm and in the communities it serves. At Blank Rome, they see the world through their clients' eyes.
Blumenfeld Kaplan & Sandweiss is a full service law firm providing legal advice to its clients in virtually all aspects of business law and litigation. Many of Blumenfeld Kaplan's original clients were St Louis business people who came to expect outstanding, goal-oriented legal services provided in an efficient manner. Meeting the expectations of these early clients disciplined the firm and helped shape their dedication to serve clients' needs with quality legal work delivered in a timely and cost-efficient fashion.
Bodie Nagle represents clients in the formation of business entities, corporate and tax planning, sales and purchases of businesses, partnerships, commercial contracts, leases, franchises, and employment contracts, intellectual property, including trademark and copyright law, and trade secrets. The firm engages in trial and appellate practice in all state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
Complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, securities and class actions, and international arbitration are the centerpieces of the firm's practice. The firm also represents corporate clients and financial institutions in significant merger and acquisition, corporate finance, commercial banking, and project finance and private investment fund transactions.
Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint consists of more than 30 lawyers who offer cost-effective legal services combining creative, sophisticated solutions and sound legal analysis. The firm's clients include major national and international companies, as well as many individuals. While the firm's practice initially focused on commercial and tort litigation, it has expanded to embrace employment law, administrative law, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, corporate and business law, franchising and real estate.
Offices: Indianapolis-West Lafayette-Chesterton-Crown Point, Indiana; Raleigh, North Carolina & Washington, DC
For more than half a century, Bose McKinney & Evans has helped businesses to run smoothly and to close deals throughout the United States and around the world. They get to know your business so they can advise on "routine" issues such as non-compete agreements, compensation plans, sales contracts, or leases. With a dollars and common sense approach, they help cut through the red tape and close the deal.
In serving their corporate and business clients, Bouland & Brush's attorneys utilize their clients' business law experience to help determine the individual and collective goals for their organizations. The firm helps each client clarify its vision for the organization's future and advise each on the various means of achieving those aspirations, drawing from the firm's past representation of diverse commercial business entities.
Their business lawyers' expertise includes all aspects of business and corporate matters. Their knowledge and experience can help clients through the critical areas that affect the growth and survival of businesses in today's fast-paced, competitive environment. As your business evolves to meet the changing needs of the marketplace, they'll counsel you through every step. They've restructured multi-tiered corporate conglomerates and converted partnerships into special-purpose limited liability companies.
Offices: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose-Los Angeles, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Richmond, Virginia & Detroit, Michigan
Their people are sought after by companies of all sizes, including some of the largest in the world, and by small companies and individuals because of their attitude, knowledge, skill and guts. They have what it takes to stand in front of juries and try the toughest cases, to wear down the toughest negotiators, to craft the most intricate agreements and systems and to help clients learn from misfortune so misfortune does not come again.
Bowie & Jensen concentrates their practice on representing privately held businesses and individuals—from single office businesses with few employees, to multi office business with thousands of employees. They structure their practice so that clients have direct contact with all members of their staff, and they strive for same day or next day responsiveness. They also make extensive use of technology to keep clients informed of their cases and matters.
Offices: Austin, Texas; Hartford, Connecticut; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Almaty, Kazakhstan; London, England; New York, New York & Washington, DC
Bracewell & Giuliani is among the nation's most prominent law firms. In 2005, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined the firm as a senior partner. His international reputation for leadership and problem solving is a unique asset for their clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, leading private investment funds, governmental entities and individuals.
Bremer Whyte's business department is highly experienced in corporate transactional law and business litigation, focusing on a wide array of issues, including corporate formation and related start-up requirements, advising corporate directors, officers, and business entities with regard to everyday business activities. Regardless of the client's size Bremer Whyte's primary emphasis of quality, yet personable service, remains a key factor to maintaining client relations.
The Bricker & Eckler business law attorneys have the collective experience and knowledge to advise your business on every phase of your growth cycle: financing, licensing, commercial agreements, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, general public and private day to day operations, and corporate governance. Bricker & Eckler represents enterprises of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to publicly held multi-national corporations.
Briggs and Morgan, a prominent Midwest law firm serving clients across the United States, has a long and strong history representing organizations and individuals in civil law matters. The firm has more than 170 attorneys who serve a range of clients including multinational corporations, business start-ups, commercial enterprises, nonprofit educational and charitable institutions, utilities, governmental agencies, public bodies and individuals.
Offices: St Louis-Springfield-Kansas City, Missouri & Belleville, Illinois
Brown & James limit their practice to civil trial and appellate matters. While many law firms include a "litigation section," each of their principals is an experienced trial lawyer, ready to litigate when it makes sense. The firm is known for its readiness to "do battle" for clients. As a result, they often have a distinct advantage in settlement negotiations. They value clients' businesses so they evaluate cases early and often to determine the best course of action.
Since its founding in 1938, Brown McCarroll has been recognized for its sophisticated and aggressive litigation practice. Their attorneys have tried cases in all types of business disputes, including matters related to antitrust, civil RICO, breach of contract, partnerships, joint ventures, construction disputes and many more. They have the resources to represent businesses in major litigation as well as in smaller matters.
Brown & Sheehan offers a broad variety of legal services ranging from the formation of traditional corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies to the evaluation and negotiation of contracts, project management, and the resolution of business disputes both in and out of the courtroom. The firm's lawyers have extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Offices: Houston, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana & Miami, Florida
Brown Sims provides comprehensive legal services to corporate and business clients, including both small closely held corporations and large publicly traded entities. Their services include advice on the choice of business entity, drafting of organizational documents, creation of subsidiaries, preparation of shareholder agreements, resolution of shareholder disputes, corporate succession planning, reorganizations, dissolutions, and franchising.
Offices: Albuquerque, New Mexico, Glenwood Springs-Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada, Costa Mesa, California; Washington DC & Santa Fe, New Mexico
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is committed to providing top-quality legal counsel that is cost-effective, accessible and comprehensive. It is their mission to help clients address legal and business issues, overcome obstacles and capitalize on opportunity. This philosophy is at the heart of their practice, which, like their clients, transcends geographic boundaries. Anchored by a diversified national practice, they have completed transactions in 48 of the 50 states.
The firm has a diversified national and international practice and is a leader among corporate, transactional and litigation law firms. They represent a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients in a range of matters. Clients include major publicly held multinational corporations, major and mid-sized publicly and privately held companies, partnerships and emerging enterprises.
Offices: Los Angeles-Irvine-San Francisco, California & Phoenix, Arizona
Founded in 1948, Buchalter Nemer is a law firm with 160 attorneys. The Firm represents clients in several major areas of practice: Bank and Finance; Business Practices; Insolvency; Litigation; Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Real Estate and Tax. Buchalter's professionals provide a range of legal services across an array of industries, in local, regional, national and international venues.
Offices: San Diego, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; Newark, New Jersey; New York, New York & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Buchanan is one of the largest law firms in the nation, and has more than 550 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States. Buchanan attorneys focus on more than 65 practice areas including Corporate Finance, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Tax, Government Relations, Health Care and Labor & Employment. The firm serves national and international clients that include Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, technology companies and financial institutions.
Offices: Sacramento-San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle-Vancouver, Washington & Las Vegas, Nevada
Bullivant Houser Bailey has brought together a highly experienced group of transaction attorneys who act as long-term, trusted business advisors to their clients. Their goal is to know clients' business as well as they do, and to help them anticipate their future needs. The firm measures their success in that they have had extended relationships with many of their clients; some have been with the firm for more than 30 years.
The business attorneys at Burg Simpson handle a wide variety of business litigation, transactional, and oil and gas matters. Their experienced business lawyers are ready to assist you whether you are a multi-national corporation, partnership, company, sole proprietorship, family business, or even if you are an individual with a business law related issue.
Commercial law and the modern business environment are changing rapidly. The emergence of electronic commerce and technology creates new challenges and opportunities for all businesses. Burnham Brown's commercial law practice group provides the experience and adaptability needed to assist businesses in today's competitive market. Their firm has a long history of providing skilled and knowledgeable advocates in civil litigation involving a wide variety of commercial and business issues.
Successfully running a business has never been easy. Government regulation continues to grow, and globalization means that businesses must constantly adapt to new competitors, new laws, and unfamiliar cultures. Great success, however, awaits nimble companies that can quickly respond to opportunity. At Burns Figa & Will they understand the challenges that face organizations in every stage of their existence.
Offices: Princeton, New Jersey; Wheeling, West Virginia & Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
At Burns White & Hickton, they are committed to representing their client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted them to establish their firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. Their ideal was to abolish old-school thinking and to offer their client partners refreshing solutions, ranging from how they service and bill them, to how they apply creative thinking to enhance their bottom-line results.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, one of the world's most prominent law firms, has sought to anticipate and meet their clients' changing legal needs for 200 years. In the process, they have established long-standing relationships with many of the world's premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients.
In it's corporate practice, Cahill Gordon & Reindel advises clients on significant and complex transactions, including financings, acquisitions and restructurings. Typically, they represent prominent investment banking firms, commercial banks and large corporations. In addition, they work with private equity investors and start-up companies engaged in early stage financings and strategic joint ventures or other combinations.
Cairncross & Hempelmann's corporate finance attorneys play hardball with the big firms in town. In fact, in terms of breadth of experience, sophistication of transactional work, and sheer volume, their corporate finance practice compares favorably with some of the largest firms in Seattle. Many of their attorneys received their early training in the large corporate finance groups that they now compete favorably against.
Callahan & Blaine is one of the leading Business Litigation law firms in California. Attorneys at Callahan & Blaine bring a wide array of expertise and experience in complex business litigation. They have successfully handled thousands of disputes involving complex business litigation matters, unfair competition, copy right and trademark disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, partnership disputes, breach of contract and many other types of business and commercial litigation.
Call Jensen & Ferrell handles high stakes business matters throughout California and throughout the country. It practices in State and Federal courts, at all trial and appellate levels, and also handles arbitrations, mediations and similar proceedings. The firm tries numerous cases to verdict. Litigating in federal and state courts across the country, Call Jensen & Ferrell is the firm of choice for many companies and individuals facing their most significant business disputes.
Capehart Scatchard serves large and small businesses and, often, those who own or manage them; public entities, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, governments and individuals. Their lawyers bring impressive credentials from other firms or positions in government or business to join with Capehart lawyers who have established outstanding track records during their long careers.
At Caplan and Earnest, the lawyers are committed to knowing their clients and gaining a full understanding of client legal needs and objectives. From start-up to wind-down and in between, the firm's business and finance team has the experience to ensure your business gets excellent legal advice for every situation. They represent large and small corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures and individuals.
Offices: Atlanta-Columbus, Georgia & Charleston, South Carolina
Carlock Copeland Semler & Stair's commercial litigation team prides itself on: knowledge of the substantive law; artful and aggressive motion practice; cost effective but thorough discovery; and outstanding results at trial. The firm provide clients with the strategic analysis they need to make business decisions and achieve their goals. The growth in Carlock Copeland's commercial litigation practice has resulted from satisfied clients bringing them repeat business.
The spirit of collegiality that characterized the firm's earliest gatherings has been retained and cultivated as Carmody MacDonald has grown. Their goal is not simply to get bigger. Instead, they jealously guard the firm's culture to preserve the personal relationships that make the firm feel like family and encourage the dedication to client causes that Carmody MacDonald team members share.
Carney Badley Spellman's business-corporate practice group combines their business practice with their tax practice to offer a full range of corporate and commercial services to businesses. Carney attorneys offer their clients advice regarding daily operations. These daily operations include corporate governance and compliance, commercial contracts, employment law, financing, mergers and acquisitions and real estate.
Carr & Ferrell is committed to providing its clients with a unique blend of legal and technical expertise. Focused on the clients' specific business needs, the firm efficiently combines its resources to deliver superior service. As a trusted advisor, Carr & Ferrell provides strategic account management through industry awareness and client responsiveness. Some of Carr & Ferrell's areas of expertise include business law, computers & software, contracts, corporate law, finance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions.
Carrington Coleman's business litigation practice encompasses the full spectrum of antitrust and trade regulation, appeals, aviation, banking and commercial finance. The firm represents a diverse range of large national and international companies, as well as numerous local or regional companies and individuals. As a result, they have tried many cases that yielded landmark decisions.
Offices: San Francisco-Walnut Creek-Sacramento-Los Angeles, California
Major corporations, financial institutions, owners of small to mid-size businesses, real estate developers, hotels, and commercial landlords are among the business clients Carroll Burdick & McDonough has successfully represented. They help resolve conflicts in matters including contractual disputes and unfair business practices to complex commercial transactions and class action discrimination suits.
Since 1975, Cassidy & Associates have effectively represented their clients before the federal government by providing targeted, fully-integrated consulting services. They help their clients create opportunities and solve problems by devising and implementing effective, creative strategies to achieve success in any political environment.
Chadbourne attorneys handle complex and significant matters for US and global organizations-from leading corporate and financial institutions to start-ups and non-profits. The breadth of Chadbourne's practice assures their clients that every aspect of business and legal concerns will be managed through thoughtful, coordinated effort. The firm's partners and associates are accessible to their clients at all times.
Offices: Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia & West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Martin are engaged in a significant corporate, securities and finance practice, involving the representation of public and private companies, banks and financial service organizations. The corporate, securities and finance group is their largest practice group. They take pride in their sophisticated transactional practice, which they have developed by providing quality legal services in a responsive and efficient manner.
Offices: Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California & Salt Lake City, Utah
Since its founding in 1913, Chapman and Cutler has focused on finance. The firm has represented market participants in all aspects of banking, corporate finance and securities and public finance transactions since its inception. The firm consistently develops innovative and practical legal solutions for complex financial transactions. In addition to traditional financings, the firm is widely recognized for its experience in specialized areas of finance.
Chernesky Heyman & Kress is a business firm possessing a breadth of experience in corporate law, strategic planning, tax analysis, and litigation. Their attorneys blend their knowledge and experience with a genuine concern for providing value to their clients. By establishing personal relationships with clients, they are uniquely qualified to help clients solve problems and analyze a variety of solutions in order to arrive at the best result.
Choate Hall & Stewart has maintained a position as one of the nation's leading law firms for over a century. Their clients range from Fortune 100 companies to leading venture capital and buyout funds to technology startups. Their attorneys are bright, creative, hard-working and aggressive problem solvers who understand their clients' businesses.
Christensen Glaser Fink Jacobs Weil & Shapiro is a full service law firm of approximately 110 attorneys. Formed in 1988, the firm has continued to grow and prosper. Its clientele includes a diverse mix of international, national and local corporations and private entrepreneurs. Operating from a single, exceptionally well equipped and technologically advanced headquarters, their closely-knit hands-on management team delivers consistent, personalized, efficient managed legal services.
Offices: Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Irvine, California; London, England; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium & Rome, Italy
While maintaining the firm's core practice of serving and representing the insurance industry, particularly with regard to analyzing coverage under policies, defending insurers when sued and prosecuting subrogation actions for or on behalf of insurers, Clausen Miller also counsels clients on a broad range of commercial, litigation, insurance and liability issues.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is a leading international law firm, with 12 closely integrated offices located in major financial centers around the world. For more than 60 years, the firm has been preeminent in shaping the globalization of the legal profession. Their worldwide practice has a proven track record for innovation and providing work of the highest quality to meet the domestic and international needs of their clients.
Clifford Chance advises financial institutions, commercial enterprises, and state and regulatory bodies on complex and critical legal issues. Their aim is to provide consistently high quality advice that combines technical expertise, and an understanding of the commercial environment in which their clients operate. Clifford Chance lawyers advise internationally and domestically; under common law and civil law systems; in local and cross-border transactions; on day-to-day operations and the most challenging deals.
The corporate and business lawyers at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass conduct a wide-ranging general business practice focused primarily on the representation of entrepreneurs and private, generally "middle market" companies. They are proud to be counselors who can sit at the side of the entrepreneur and share their many years of relevant experience helping similar businesses address similar problems.
Cohen & Grigsby offers legal services to private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging companies. It has experience in bankruptcy, business, tax, employee benefits, estates, trusts, intellectual property, international business, litigation, labor and employment, and real estate. They offer proactive strategies and solutions and are open, accessible and highly responsive, placing business and the needs of their clients first.
As a business client of Cohen & Malad, you receive much more than astute and experienced legal counsel. You receive the added advantage of having a legal advisor who can help you make better business decisions. Your Cohen & Malad business services attorney will always be there to provide insight and information to help you effectively and efficiently operate your business, manage risk, and plan for the future.
Offices: Costa Mesa, California & Las Vegas, Nevada
Cooksey Toolen Gage Duffy & Woog represents business and financial service clients in litigation matters, including claims for breach of contract, unfair business practice, fraud, and other business torts. Where possible, they seek prompt resolutions through mediation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolutions to minimize the high cost of today's litigation. Their attorneys have expertise in managing multi-party, multi-issue, complex civil litigation cases.
Cooley Godward are counselors, strategists and advocates for foremost private and public companies across a wide variety of industries and in all major technology fields. Their clients include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, financial service organizations and research institutions. Cooley has 500 attorneys practicing in more than 20 industries. Cooley represents companies forming creative start-ups and facilitating seed and mezzanine financing, through initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and beyond.
The firm's corporate/business law department serves a broad range of clients, from emerging businesses to publicly owned multi-national corporations, banks and non-profit entities. With the broad scope of the firm's corporate/business law client base, attorneys have exposure to and experience with state and federal regulations. This enables them to anticipate and apply developing trends and changes in the law to better resolve current issues of clients and help client organizations develop preventative measures to avoid future problems or pitfalls.
Cooper's business litigation lawyers are experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, from major litigation to arbitration or mediation. Whether the dispute is over performance of contractual obligations, improper use of proprietary information or a business tort, such as interference with a business relationship, their experience, both in the substance of the law and litigation techniques, helps their clients forcefully present their position and successfully resolve the dispute.
Over the years, a great deal of Council Baradel Kosmerl & Nolan's practice has involved providing in-depth counseling for all types of business entities. Their services include the preparation of corporate charters, bylaws, minutes, and buy-sell agreements, as well as partnership and joint venture agreements, limited liability company operating agreements and other agreements necessary for the sale, purchase, or financing of a business.
Covington & Burling integrates transactional, regulatory, technology, antitrust and litigation experience to meet the specialized needs of their clients. Their lawyers have substantial cross-disciplinary experience in these industries, as well as significant international experience, including practice experience in the European Union and Japan. This multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional approach enables them quickly to assimilate clients' goals, identify potential issues and, as appropriate, develop creative and novel approaches to maximize value for their clients.
Offices: Los Angeles-Irvine-San Francisco, California
Cox Castle & Nicholson was founded over fifty years ago to represent and assist businesses, institutions, and individuals in all aspects of the real estate, finance, and construction industries. They provide the full array of legal services typically required by developers, lenders, investors, landlords, tenants and others who are involved in real estate. They focus on both the practical as well as the legal ramifications of alternate courses of action, utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.
Cozen O'Connor's general litigation attorneys actively litigate in all US state and federal jurisdictions and have been involved in complex litigation matters in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Their experienced trial attorneys are fully versed in alternative dispute resolution methodologies and represent individuals and business entities in virtually every industry.
Each of Cravath, Swaine 7 Moore's departments—corporate and tax, litigation, trusts and estates and environmental—is recognized as among the finest both domestically and internationally. At the same time, the full resources of the firm are brought to bear in support of every pro bono case or transaction. At this firm, the associates are rotated between different partners in order to acquire critical skills and experience in all facets of their department.
Some of their clients know Crowell & Moring their antitrust expertise, others for litigation, or government contracts, or some other specialty in which they have become a "go to" firm. Each of their practices has developed its own stature and following. Crowell & Moring appreciates that its success as a law firm and its well-being as a community depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals.
Danna McKitrick is a mid-sized, multi-service firm that provides an excellent variety of services that businesses, insurers, and individuals need on a daily or occasional basis. They deliver outstanding legal representation. Their transactional lawyers and litigators work closely together combining their experiences and skills in order to develop service offerings that are proactive and cost effective.
Dann Pecar Newman & Kleiman devotes a major portion of its practice to fostering enterprise and helping companies grow. The firm’s attorneys represent entrepreneurs and corporate executives by providing complete business counsel on business formation, organizational structures, agreements, partnership relationships, compliance with applicable corporate laws, tax planning, and dealings with banks and other financial service providers.
Offices: Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; New York, New York & Paris, France
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg is the continuing firm resulting from the February 2001 merger between Davies, Ward & Beck, Toronto and Phillips & Vineberg, Montréal. Independent commentators described the merged firm as "a new legal powerhouse" and "remarkable for its ability to field top-tier practitioners in all of the principal corporate core competency practice areas".
Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny represents both emerging and established businesses, providing them with legal assistance critical to running today's business smoothly and effectively. Working with a variety of industries, their attorneys aid entrepreneurs in organizing corporations, limited partnerships, joint ventures, and professional associations.
Davis Graham & Stubbs has provided legal support to emerging and established industries for the last 90 years. While the firm's headquarters and intermediate size allow a close personal relationship with local and regional clients, their technology and broad experience allow them to partner effectively with businesses and their investors throughout the world.
Davis Polk & Wardwell's practice is organized into four departments—corporate, litigation, tax and trusts and estates. The corporate department is further divided into three major practice groups—capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and credit—as well as a number of specialist groups. Their litigation department is preeminent in such areas as securities litigation and compliance, white collar criminal defense, products liability and mass torts, antitrust, insolvency and restructuring, professional liability, banking, consumer actions, and directors' and officers' liability.
Davis & Wilkerson represent a wide variety of businesses, such as software consulting and programming companies, contractors, health care providers, architects, petroleum marketers and convenience stores, insurance agencies and managing general agents, industrial service companies, real estate development companies, and retail stores. These businesses rely on the firm for answers to the ten minute question as well as the more complicated and involved legal problems.
Offices: Los Angeles-San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Anchorage, Alaska; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington & Shanghai, China
Davis Wright Tremaine's expertise, broad experience and depth of resources enable them to represent companies ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises with equal capability and effectiveness. It has always been their goal to meet the specific needs of each client with both excellent legal skills and sound business judgment—and to provide these services as efficiently and economically as possible.
Offices: New York, New York; Washington, DC; London, England; Paris, France; Frankfurt, Germany; Moscow, Russia & Hong Kong-Shanghai, China
Debevoise & Plimpton was founded 75 years ago to offer sophisticated legal services of the highest standard. They maintain this tradition of excellence in a comprehensive, modern practice that spans the Americas, Europe and Asia. They have leading practices that often have a cross border focus due to the firm’s international approach to the practice of law. Debevoise places the highest value on collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation in order to provide clients with seamless representation across practice areas and across continents.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; Brussels, Germany; Charlotte, North Carolina; Frankfurt-Munich, Germany; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-Philadelphia; Hartford, Connecticut; London, England; Luxembourg; San Francisco-Newport Beach-Palo Alto, California; New York, New York; Paris, France; Princeton, New Jersey & Washington, DC
Dechert has business, litigation, tax, and government practices that represent clients worldwide in numerous matters ranging from international, multi-district litigation to complex, cross-border transactions. Each of their practice areas is supported by a fully integrated infrastructure of 17 offices throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe. For Dechert, that translates into formidable resources and firm-wide strength.
Dewey LeBoeuf is a leader in the practice of law, with a rich heritage built upon more than one hundred years of collective achievement and distinction. Combining the strengths of Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, two of the world's most respected law firms, Dewey & LeBoeuf has 26 offices on four continents, an extraordinary breadth of practice and extensive industry experience. They have the knowledge, resources and commitment to client service to address the most complex and challenging legal issues.
The right legal team is critical to seize opportunities, avoid risk, and keep your business successful. Dickie McCamey & Chilcote is that team. Their high-performance, results-oriented professionals deliver proactive counsel based on in-depth knowledge of legal precedents, trends and regulatory shifts. Their standard: to ensure you're further ahead at the end of the day. It's the same standard by which they want you to judge them—every day, in every legal matter impacting your business.
Offices: Washington, DC; New York, New York & Los Angeles, California
Dickstein Shapiro, founded in 1953, is a multiservice law firm with 375 attorneys, representing clients in diverse industries with a wide variety of requirements. While Dickstein Shapiro's work generally originates from a client's need for legal representation, the Firm is mindful that legal service is but one ingredient in achieving a client's strategic business goals.
Offices: Pittsburgh-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; Wilmington, Delaware; Morgantown, West Virginia & White Plains, New York
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott is a national full-service law firm with the breadth and depth of resources to deliver quality legal services to a broad range of corporate, individual, entrepreneurial, start-up, nonprofit and government clients, whether such clients are local, regional, national or international. Eckert Seamans has a reputation and presence in the business and the legal communities where each of its offices is located as a community leader and a law firm of choice.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Harford-New York, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Short Hills, New Jersey; Stamford, Connecticut; West Palm Beach, Florida; Wilmington, Delaware & London, England
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge is a firm of more than 500 lawyers offering a full array of legal services to clients worldwide, with a special industry-based focus in the Insurance and Reinsurance, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Education, Airport, Technology and Private Equity/Venture Capital sectors. Whether the legal issue involves high stakes litigation, complex securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property, real estate development, public finance, estate planning and fiduciary services, tax, or other legal services, their extensive business knowledge of these industry segments makes them value-added members of the client's team.
Ellis & Winters was formed in 2000 as a new kind of North Carolina law firm: A select cadre of lawyers providing sophisticated legal services to blue-chip clients. Concentrating in complex litigation and commercial real estate, the firm's lawyers have been called upon in some of the state's most important disputes and transactions, including a $424 million North Carolina Supreme Court victory and a $100 million corporate acquisition.
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Offices: St Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Missouri & Leawood, Kansas
Evans & Dixon is committed to their clients and to the successful resolution of their legal matters by employing expert attorneys and equipping them with advanced technology. Their tested business and defense practices allow them to provide the best value for their clients. They devote the time necessary to understand their clients and their operations, which enables them to be efficient and cost effective in their delivery of value-added legal services.
Faegre & Benson offers clients more than 500 lawyers worldwide in a full range of practice groups, with experience handling legal matters throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Faegre & Benson regularly handles among the most complex and challenging transactions and litigation work facing multinational businesses. Approximately half of their lawyers focus on litigation.
Fairfield & Woods's representation of all business clients focuses heavily upon solving their needs by listening, thinking and providing creative solutions to complex and multi-faceted problems. They provide useful advice and counsel to clients on a timely basis in today's fast-paced transactional business climate. By developing trust, mutual respect and knowledge of clients and their desires, the firm emphasizes practical advice and creative solutions which will be used, not ignored.
Farella Braun + Martell represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation and a broad spectrum of sophisticated business transactions. With its long history in the winery and viticulture business, Farella Braun + Martel is also considered the premier law firm in California for wine industry work. The firm's attorneys often work across departmental and practice area lines in multidisciplinary teams to advance the clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner.
Faruki Ireland & Cox is an experienced, national complex business litigation trial practice. The pace of business and personal interactions in the 21st Century is extraordinary. Technology and information combine to create, expand and enhance opportunities and relationships for their current and future clients every moment. In this complicated business environment, Faruki Ireland & Cox provides clients with innovative thinking, good judgment and hard work, to assist in resolving disputes large and small, near and far.
Too often, law firms grow so large that clients can be lost in an army of legal specialists. At Fedder and Garten, they believe that personal service is essential to the practice of law. While they have developed a number of areas of practice, they remain committed to the ideal of the practical, well-rounded lawyer, easily accessible to clients. Fedder and Garten acts as counsel to a wide range of local and national clients, both large and small.
Offices: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Denver, Colorado; Des Moines, Iowa; London, England; Frankfurt, Germany & Shanghai, China
Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt is pleased to provide a full range of legal services in the following practice areas, business organizations & transactional, employee benefits, estate planning & probate, health law, labor & employment law, litigation, real estate and workers' compensation. The mission of the firm is to zealously advocate for their clients by providing creative, progressive solutions to their legal and business needs.
Offices: Phoenix-Tucson-Nogales, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado
Fennemore Craig's legal talent and experience combined with fresh thinking and the latest technology help them work quickly and efficiently on your behalf. A law firm in tune with the business engine, Fennemore Craig has helped the West's entrepreneurs as well as its largest businesses for more than 100 years. They help clients pursue solutions and, when necessary, they aggressively pursue and defend their interests with extensive experience.
Fenton & Keller's team of highly experienced attorneys is committed to providing exceptional legal service to their clients. They have earned a reputation for providing high-quality, practical, innovative, and cost-effective legal services. The size, flexibility, and cohesiveness of their firm enables them to respond quickly and effectively to their clients' needs. They take pride in partnering with their clients to avoid or minimize claims and resolve their legal issues.
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to high technology and biotechnology clients of national and international prominence. With over 250 attorneys, Fenwick & West is committed to providing innovative, cost-effective and practical legal services and solutions that focus on global high technology industries and issues.
The firm provides comprehensive legal services to small- and medium-size businesses, including matters of business structure and management, tax planning, private stock offerings, business acquisitions and sales, and the management of growth. Beyond providing legal services, they believe in building relationships with their business clients, controlling legal costs in the company's start-up and growth phases, and growing with the business.
Filice Brown Eassa & McLeod focuses on meeting the unique litigation needs of their clients. The founding partners recognized the need for a specialized, singular focus on complex litigation issues. Their excellent staff and internal operations provide critical support to the specialized requirements of both their attorneys and their clients, which has contributed to their ability to consistently attract challenging and stimulating work.
Gallagher Evelius & Jones represent lenders, real estate developers, equity investors, health systems, colleges and universities and other clients in a variety of complex business transactions. They work closely with their clients to achieve their business goals in many diverse contexts. The firm's modest growth is in response to the clients' needs as their businesses and endeavors succeed and grow.
Offices: Phoenix-Prescott, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico
Today Gallagher & Kennedy is the fifth largest law firm in Arizona with nearly 100 attorneys. Their growth has been deliberate and strategic in order to serve their clients' varied needs. Their clients include individuals, growing businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Some of their larger clients are the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phelps Dodge Corporation, the Arizona Cardinals, Opus West Corporation, Motorola and Arizona Public Service. They work hard to foster long-term client relationships.
The lawyers of Gallop Johnson & Neuman are counselors and advocates for businesses, corporations, and individuals. For 30 years, GJN has served its clients in St. Louis and around the world. Now with over 70 attorneys, they provide a full range of legal services to public corporations, private and closely-held businesses, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures. They provide services to individuals and families that include estate planning, trusts, and business succession.
Offices: Austin-Dallas-Houston, Texas & Mexico City, Mexico
Gardere represents clients in the full range of business transactions in a number of industries, including construction, distribution, energy, energy service, entertainment, health care, insurance, manufacturing, maritime, retail, restaurant, services, software, technology, telecommunications and transportation. Attorneys organize all types of business structures for clients, including corporations, joint ventures, limited liability companies and partnerships.
Offices: Beijing, China; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington & Washington, DC
Garvey Schubert Barer's business lawyers draw on expertise in all of these areas to help clients anticipate and respond to the challenges of growth, regulation and changing industry dynamics. While these challenges vary according to each client's circumstances, they have extensive experience advising many different types of businesses at all stages of growth. They act as general counsel to a diverse group of well-established businesses, many of which are leaders in their markets.
Offices: Napa-Fairfield-Vacaville-Redlands, California
Gaw Van Male has helped countless businesses to succeed, from idea to inception, from formation to incorporation, from private to public, from one generation to the next, in good times and bad. They act as corporate counsel to many small and mid-size business and commercial enterprises, as well as national and international corporations. They represent many of Napa Valley's leading family owned wineries and vineyards.
GCA Law Partners was founded with the goal of providing responsive and cost-effective legal services to clients. They are able to provide to their clients the skills and experience of partners at rates comparable to those charged by larger firms for more junior attorneys. Their unique business model allows their attorneys to work directly with clients (ranging from first-time entrepreneurs to mature public companies).
Offices: Newark-Trenton, New Jersey; New York, New York & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
With 220 attorneys, Gibbons is a top law firm in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan regions and is ranked among the nation's top 200 firms by The American Lawyer. The firm provides transactional, litigation and counseling services to leading businesses. They handle sophisticated and complex commercial litigation including securities class actions, insurance coverage disputes, regulatory and administrative law and more.
Offices: Los Angeles-San Francisco-Palo Alto-Orange County, California; New York, New York; Washington, DC; London, England; Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Dallas, Texas & Denver, Colorado
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher enjoys a rare place among the world's leading law firms. Consistently ranked as one of the leading law firms in the world, they serve individuals and industries at the forefront of their economy, including those enterprises shaping the future in the world of business. With approximately 800 attorneys in 13 locations worldwide, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned for doing business in today's global marketplace.
Godwin Pappas Ronquillo attorneys provide their skills to large corporations, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals. They provide complete federal and state trial and appellate representation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. They counsel and represent clients in administrative, regulatory and arbitration hearings, in addition to formal courtroom actions. Regardless of forum or venue, they approach all matters from the client's perspective, emphasizing responsiveness to their needs and budgets.
Offices: Edwardsville, Illinois & St Louis, Missouri
Goldenberg Heller Antognoli Rowland Short & Gori represents business men and women, and privately held corporations in many aspects of their operations. They handle incorporation matters, leases, employee/employer issues, contracts, agreements, and prosecute and defend a full range of business and commercial litigation matters. The firm has commercial litigation experience across a wide spectrum including general commercial, banking, lender liability, bankruptcy and tax liability.
Goodwin Procter's practices are driven by client service. Organized across industry sectors as well as traditional legal fields, their practices are fully integrated to provide comprehensive legal service. They focus solely on results, performing cost-effectively and under deadline. They embrace and commit to a collective entrepreneurialism—they are flexible, nimble, creative and opportunistic.
In today's business climate, proper handling of legal and organizational details can make all the difference between success and failure. All the tools that can determine business success—product design, marketing messages and management savvy—ultimately fall short without the proper organization and risk management tools in place. Hall Booth Smith & Slover helps to ensure their clients are designed to succeed, assisting them with business organization, asset protection and risk mitigation.
In each of their six areas of practice—labor and employment, business law, intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, commercial litigation, and health care—Halleland Lewis Nilan Sipkins & Johnson filter deep expertise through uncommon innovation to give clients exceptional results. Some call their client-focused approach an unusual strategy, one exemplifying a new generation of law firms—they call it business as usual.
Hall & Evans represents clients in a full range of business transactions, formations and disputes. Attorneys routinely act as outside counsel for clients, addressing corporate and business matters together with other legal, accounting, banking and business professionals, and financial institutions. Their attorneys counsel clients in the formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman's attorneys have diverse and extensive experience in representing individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations in a wide variety of business ventures. They have helped many clients in the health care industry such as hospitals, hospital systems, physicians and physician's groups, long term care facilities and other for-profit and non-profit entities.
Offices: San Francisco-Sacramento-Larkspur, California
Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos & Rudy combines the resources of a major metropolitan law firm with the close attention given to clients by a smaller, more personal practice. They provide advice regarding choice of business entity and entity formation, finance, intellectual property protection, tax planning and counseling, and many other areas. Their clients come from diverse sections of the economy including telecommunications, energy services, multimedia, financial institutions, hospitals, and many other sections.
At the law firm of Harris Karstaedt Jamison & Powers, they have over 125 years collective experience advising clients and their commercial enterprises on the liabilities posed by their business operations. They understand it is important that clients be fully informed and aware of the intricacies and legal implications of the vital decisions they make to build and run their businesses.
Harrison & Moberly's Business Services Group provides a full range of legal services nationwide and globally. Harrison & Moberly’s exclusive Indiana membership in the International Lawyers Network links them with 85 law firms in 65 countries. The services offered to their clients are in the areas of corporate, business, tax, employment, wealth transfer and business litigation.
At Hart King & Coldren, they have the legal know-how your business requires to make it through the toughest litigation. Hart King & Coldren litigators know that as the business world evolves, so do the legal needs of your company. Whether you decide to negotiate, mediate, arbitrate or litigate, the firm's attorneys have the experience necessary to provide effective advocacy. They represent their client's interests in all state and federal courts within California.
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas & Charleston, West Virginia
The business litigation group at Hawkins & Parnell has defended individuals and businesses in both state and federal courts in all areas of business litigation. Group attorneys' specific experience includes business torts, commercial and contract disputes, construction law and litigation, intellectual property, fiduciary law, real estate disputes, product liability, equitable relief, and restrictive covenants.
Haynes and Boone is one of the largest and fastest-growing law firms in the US. Their firm believes that the world of business belongs to companies keen to compete, quick to adapt, eager to listen and learn and resolved to continually challenge themselves. Their teamwork culture, their willingness to change quickly to meet the demands of the marketplace and their drive to be the best have been the key factors behind their success. They have grown from a handful of lawyers in 1970 to more than 440 lawyers today.
Offices: Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago-DuPage County, Illinois & Washington, DC
All businesses are different. Whether you are a public company, growth oriented company, a not-for-profit, a start-up or a family owned business, Ice Miller can bring together the right team to meet your needs. Their diversity and experience allows them to provide legal advice in the context of your business for all types of companies, in all types of industries, with all types of aspirations and challenges.
Ireland Stapleton's emerging business and technology practice group has one of the most active venture capital/high technology practices in the Rocky Mountain region, representing a large number of technology companies in their financings, in general corporate matters, in mergers and acquisitions and in public offerings. The group also represents several venture capital funds in their investments in technology companies.
Irell & Manella is known for its rigorous selection of lawyers. While they insist on outstanding academic credentials, they also place a premium on creativity, self-motivation, entrepreneurial instincts, sound judgment, resourcefulness and common sense. They dedicate themselves to finding these lawyers and to creating a collegial working environment in which they can flourish. the firm's 220 lawyers offer their worldwide base of clients sophisticated, full-service litigation and business lawyering that continues this uncompromising tradition.
Isaacson Rosenbaum has experienced attorneys and legal professionals who represent clients on significant business acquisitions, business sales, financings, and other transactions. Their group provides diligence, structuring, document preparation and negotiation, tax counsel, and related services necessary in today's market and legal environment. Clients are involved in many industries including real estate, telecommunications, software and other services.
Jackson Walker's business transactions section represents clients in Texas, throughout the United States, and internationally. In addition to their role as attorneys and counselors, the firm's transactional attorneys act as facilitators, assisting clients in attaining their business objectives. Members of the section routinely represent purchasers and sellers of business enterprises in a variety of merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions, and many other situations.
Offices: Denver, Colorado & Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jacobs Chase's corporate practice group assists emerging, middle-market and large companies in various industries including funding sources with their financing and merger and acquisition transactions as well as other general corporate matters. They provide practical legal counsel to help their clients successfully complete critical business transactions and to make sound business decisions.
Since their inception in 1981, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro (JMBM) has flourished by providing clients with results—successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and creating value. True to their commitment of uncompromising advocacy, they leverage their unique combination of legal and business expertise toward furthering their clients' interests. JMBM's legal professionals are equipped with the knowledge and experience to provide clients with aggressive and principled representation.
Jenkens & Gilchrist provides legal counsel in more than twenty areas of practice to industries and business leaders around the world. The depth of experience and diversity of a national firm provides a stability that gives confidence, even in the midst of environments characterized by high-consequence change. They act as a business partner with their clients, combining legal experience and business acumen in order to identify challenges, seize opportunities, and deliver solutions.
Their attorneys who specialize in the areas of corporate and general business law represent corporations, partnerships and other forms of business entities engaged in a wide variety of operations. Every corporate attorney possesses a lot of experience and skills including the formation of various forms of corporations: partnerships and other legal entities; the closing of mergers, acquisitions and asset sales/purchases; the preparation, review and execution of contracts, leases and other documents.
Offices: Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; New York, New York & Washington, DC
Jenner & Block delivers outstanding results in corporate transactions and secures major litigation victories from the trial level through the United States Supreme Court. The firm has a substantial transactional and corporate practice, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contacts, health care and associations.
Offices: Phoenix-Scottsdale-Peoria, Arizona & Washington, DC
Jennings Strouss is a law firm dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to their clients in an efficient, effective and timely manner. Their success is built upon their talent, dedication and commitment to excellence in serving their clients' legal needs. Jennings Strouss comprises 90 lawyers in four locations, and their clients include multi-national Fortune 500 companies, regional, national and international organizations, public utilities, closely-held and emerging companies, and individuals.
Tracing its origins to 1893, today Jones Day encompasses more than 2,200 lawyers resident in 29 locations and ranks among the world's largest and most geographically diverse law firms. Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the law firms most frequently engaged by US corporations, and many of the Firm's lawyers have achieved national recognition in their disciplines. The Firm acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune 500 companies.
Jones & Keller is one of Colorado’s oldest and most respected law firms. They focus on representing public and privately held companies and partnerships of varying sizes, as well as individuals, with regard to securities, mergers and acquisitions, financial institution law, public utility law, transportation, taxation and civil litigation and administrative proceedings.
The law firm of Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton has a well—established history of providing legal services to businesses and individuals throughout North Carolina. The firm has broadened its areas of expertise to include community association law, construction law, commercial real estate, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, land development, the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers & acquisitions and estate planning.
While Kamlet Shepherd routinely advises Fortune 500 businesses as well as private equity backed companies that are incorporated in Delaware, as a result of their specialized Colorado corporate expertise, public and large private companies often engage them to provide expertise on unique Colorado issues in connection with their major transactional activities in Colorado.
Karr Tuttle Campbell's approach to business and finance problems is driven mainly by two observations: first, that lasting solutions to most business problems require the application of judgment, perspective and varied experience, not just technical specialties; and second, that the value which a lawyer can add to a project or solution of a problem depends on understanding not only the client's immediate objectives, but also the client's broader goals.
Offices: Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles-Palo Alto, California; New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey & Washington, DC
Katten Ruchin Zivis Rosenman has created a nationwide commercial law firm that combines focused knowledge of local and regional environments with national strength, scope and experience. They provide clients a broad range of integrated legal services and offer a diverse mix of accomplished, aggressive, business-focused lawyers with national reputations in transactional matters and high-profile litigation across numerous industries. Their 600 attorneys, aligned across more than 60 practice areas and industries, craft legal strategies that help a wide range of clients.
Offices: New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; West Palm Beach-Los Angeles, California; Washington, DC; Frankfurt, Germany; London, England & Shanghai, China
Kaye Scholer is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers. Their corporate practice offers talent, experience and exceptional service to its corporate and finance clients. Kay Scholer lawyers are based in business centers around the world, enabling them to provide to clients an understanding of the markets and trends that affect their businesses and to extend the web of legal communication globally. The breadth of their practice and multidisciplinary approach allow them to handle the multiple facets of any transaction.
Success in business requires passion, commitment and foresight. It demands incredible attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture. At Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, they believe that thorough knowledge of the law is not enough. Their experience shows that outstanding and effective legal counsel requires a combination of this knowledge along with a firm grasp of their clients' business and a sharing of their goals.
In more than 20 practice areas, Kelley Drye provides exceptional legal counsel that reflects the extensive experience, proven capabilities and industry expertise for which its attorneys are known. For more than 165 years, Kelley Drye has helped clients reach their business goals by combining expert legal advice with unparalleled client service.
Offices: Charlotte-Raleigh, North Carolina & Columbia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
Kennedy Covington is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas. Their more than 200 attorneys use their diverse experience and knowledge to counsel clients in varied industries such as banking and finance, real estate, technology and manufacturing. At Kennedy Covington, they give more than a legal opinion; they provide a business perspective.
Kightlinger & Gray provides a wide array of services in the general representation of businesses and corporations. These include all areas of commercial concern, from initial organization through administration and disposition of business entities. They provide prompt, responsive answers to the questions and problems that confront their clients in the daily operation of their businesses.
From emerging growth companies to the Fortune 500, Kilpatrick Stockton offers proactive, trusted counsel across a wide range of legal services. A close collaboration among attorneys across all their practice areas ensures they have the breadth and depth of resources necessary to serve all their clients' needs—from routine legal matters to the most sophisticated transactions.
King Hershey represents corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and individuals in business matters. The firm advises clients on corporate issues including shareholder relations, corporate control and the fiduciary duties of officers and directors, and represents purchasers and sellers in business acquisitions involving stock and asset sales.
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; London, England; New York, New York & Washington, DC
King & Spalding currently represents more than 250 public companies, including more than half of the Fortune 100. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries. King & Spalding lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial.
A full-service law firm, Lane Powell has helped emerging and established businesses navigate the Pacific Northwest and beyond for more than 130 years. Respected clients like Nordstrom, Wells Fargo and Nike turn to them for trusted legal counsel. Their attorneys provide a full range of general business services to individuals as well as regional, national and international companies.
As a full-service law firm, Larkin Hoffman provides counsel and legal guidance in more than 20 areas of law to clients ranging from individuals, to emerging companies, and Fortune 500 corporations. Their firm is organized into practice areas, which enables clients to find the resources they need. Whether a client is a large or small company, or an individual, Larkin Hoffman's attorneys are committed to achieving the best possible results.
Lashly & Baer provides sophisticated legal representation in virtually all areas of the law to a broad range of local, regional and national clients. The firm's areas of practice serve the new and varied needs of their clients in a rapidly changing regulatory and business environment. They advise new and developing business enterprises as well as governmental and public institutions in governance and operational matters, and assist in the acquisition and disposition of manufacturing plants and business operations.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; Brussels, Belgium; Chicago, Illinois; Frankfurt, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Hong Kong, China; London, England; Silicon Valley-San Francisco-San Diego-Los Angeles-Orange County, California; Milan, Italy; Moscow, Russia; Newark, New Jersey; New York, New York; Paris, France; Singapore; Tokyo, Japan & Washington, DC
Latham Watkins, with the flip of a coin to determine whose name would come first, Dana Latham and Paul Watkins founded their two-person law firm in Los Angeles in January 1934s. The Firm is one of the world's largest and most successful law firms with more than 1,500 lawyers. Their lawyers are committed to continuing the standard of hard work, unsurpassed skill and intense client loyalty first set forth by the firm's founders nearly 70 years ago.
Offices: St Louis-Springfield, Missouri; New York, New York; Washington, DC; Denver-Boulder, Colorado; Overland Park, Kansas
While they offer the depth and strength of a national firm, Lathrop & Gage also possess the hands-on service, management style and aggressive competition of a smaller firm. They combine in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience, and their specialized knowledge, innovation and interdisciplinary approach contribute to outstanding and often ground-breaking work for their clients.
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mt Laurel, New Jersey & New York, New York
Lavin O'Neil Ricci Cedrone & DiSipio is a different mid-size law firm: experienced, efficient and diverse. They offer incomparable, practical expertise in civil litigation that has earned them a national reputation. For over 20 years, they have been local, regional and national counsel for corporations large and small in a great variety of civil matters. More than a litigation firm, they also offer a broad range of business and financial legal services.
Offices: Minneapolis-Mankato-St Cloud, Minnesota & Washington, DC
Leonard Street and Deinard's clients range from individuals and start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The businesses they serve are in every sector of the economy—commercial, service, financial, health care, manufacturing and industrial. A number of their long-time clients have grown from small, privately held enterprises to major national and international public companies.
Levin & Gann's representation of businesses and professionals is built on its effort to address each client's problems premised on an active knowledge of that client's business or profession and the changing regulatory, business and tax environment. In business succession planning, Levin & Gann has taken the lead in working with clients to insure a smooth transition to family members.
Offices: Kansas City-Gladstone, Missouri & Overland Park, Kansas
Levy & Craig provides corporate law services to complement your in-house legal team or to serve as your company’s primary counsel. Some of their specialties include forming or dissolving a business entity, such as a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or business trust, and draft contracts or agreements pertaining to sales and distribution confidentiality or trade secrets.
Offices: Chicago, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles-San Francisco-San Diego-San Bernardino-Orange County-Sacramento, California & Phoenix-Tucson, Arizona
Founded in 1979, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has grown into a 500 attorney nationally recognized law firm. Each of the firm’s offices includes partners, associates and a professional staff dedicated to meeting the challenge of providing the firm's clients with extraordinary service. From a small firm with a core practice focusing on litigation, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has blossomed into a full service firm with a highly diversified practice. While remaining exceptionally strong in the litigation arena, the firm is actively involved in the representation of its clients in over 20 different practices.
The founding partners of Lewis & Kappes were established business attorneys in Indianapolis before the firm was formed, and their corporate law practices have been the foundation of the firm's development. Lewis & Kappes represents businesses from start-up to dissolution, performing many of the same services as in-house attorneys at large corporations.
Offices: St Louis-Creve Coeur-Washington-Kansas City-Jefferson City, Missouri; Overland Park, Kansas & Belleville, Illinois
Lewis Rice & Fingersh views themselves as problem-solvers who bring progressive thinking to their wide range of corporate clients. The firm's priorities are to listen, to understand the client's often complex needs, to assess the legal and regulatory context specific to the client's business, and to give knowledgeable advice. They view success in terms of innovative solutions and positive outcomes for their clients.
Offices: Phoenix-Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas-Reno, Nevada & Albuquerque, New Mexico
Quality legal representation matters. At Lewis and Roca, it is part of their proud heritage. That is why for over a half century, they have been a leading business law firm in the Southwest. Since their inception, they have helped enable and enhance their clients' success; in today's ever-shifting markets, established and emerging companies continue to look to them to provide the solid foundation on which their businesses are built.
Whether your business is family owned or a publicly traded corporation, its success depends on making prudent decisions. As a business owner, you know the pitfalls associated with daily business operations. From formation issues to contract disputes to dissolutions, an experienced business law attorney can assist you in making the right decisions. At Lewis Wagnera their business law lawyers represent small to large businesses and individual owners.
Lindquist & Vennum is a business-oriented, general-practice law firm of nearly 200 lawyers. Their clients range from Fortune 500 companies and multi-national corporations to startup ventures. They are consistently among the top three upper Midwest law firms retained as general outside counsel to publicly held companies. Due to the nature of their practice, they are often seen by their clients as business advisors as well as legal counsel.
Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif strives to give the best legal attention to their clients which starts with hiring the best attorneys and staff. The backgrounds and talents of their entire body of personnel are dynamically diverse, a firm trait that they wish to continue to foster as one of their greatest assets. As a rapidly evolving and growing firm, they have made a serious commitment to uphold the integrity of their work product as well as their work environment. Their success comes from talent, passion, and innovative thinking.
Linklaters is a law firm which specializes in advising the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centers, they deliver an outstanding service to their clients anywhere in the world. The breadth of their legal expertise spans 20 core practice areas worldwide.
Littler offers today's employers more options than ever. With nearly 600 attorneys strategically located in 41 offices, and a practice that extends into every area and sub-area of workplace law, they have the ability to provide rapid, integrated solutions for any corporate compliance, labor, employment, or benefits issue. They routinely defend many of the world's largest employers, and just as routinely derail high-stakes litigation.
Locke Liddell has about 400 lawyers and practices in virtually every area of the law. Because they are loyal to a client's individual goals, as well as the corporate ones, Locke Liddell lawyers pay attention to the right things: meeting or beating deadlines, exceeding expectations, responding quickly and always delivering the highest quality work. For more than a century, they have had a singular focus on their clients and their goals for growth.
Locke Reynolds works with clients on a wide range of straightforward and complex litigation matters, with expertise in business and commercial relationships, interpretation and enforcement of contracts, trade regulation, ownership disputes, intellectual property, securities disputes, commercial fraud and white collar crime. Their practice mantra is "responsiveness," and they pledge outstanding responsiveness in all client dealings.
Offices: Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois & Nashville, Tennessee
Loeb & Loeb is a multi-service national law firm. Their practice is concentrated in five main areas: corporate; entertainment; litigation; real estate; and wealth planning. Clients include some of the world’s leading financial institutions, entertainment and media companies, professional services firms, advertising agencies and real estate companies, as well as prominent entertainers and entrepreneurs. Firm founders Edwin and Joseph Loeb played a major role in the development of the City of Los Angeles in the early 1900s, helping to establish such institutions as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Union Bank of California.
Offices: Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; London, England; Sacramento, California & Washington DC
Lord Bissell & Brook has been providing trusted counsel and creative solutions to their clients’ corporate and transactional problems for 90 years. Their clients range from Fortune 500 companies and middle market public and private companies to start-ups and emerging businesses. They pride themselves on building a collaborative relationship in order to craft creative solutions for immediate problems and designing and executing plans to achieve long-term strategic goals.
Lottner Rubin Fishman Brown & Saul 's business and corporate transactions practice group provides in-depth legal counsel to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, trusts and individuals. From business formation to business dissolution, the business and corporate transactions group assists clients in prudent business decision-making.
Offices: San Diego-San Francisco-Los Angeles-Rancho Santa Fe-Carmel Valley, California
For more than 130 years, Luce has worked with its clients as their needs have changed, as industries have grown and evolved and their world has reached out globally. The firm's practice has always been to focus team expertise from their five offices on each client's needs. Their mission, counsel for the times, means that they draw on deep experience while remaining abreast of the business, industry and global trends that influence their clients.
Lynch Cox Gilman & Mahan attorneys provide consistent and valuable services to their business and professional clients, not only on the requirements of the law, but also regarding relationships among owners and investors. They believe their creativity adds substantial value to a broad variety of business and commercial transactions. They counsel their clients as to the organization, reorganization, acquisition, sale and liquidation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities.
Offices: Albany-New York, New York; Los Angeles-Costa Mesa-Sacramento, California; Mexico City, Mexico & Washington, DC
Manatt Phelps & Phillips, provides legal and consulting services to domestic and international clients. Manatt’s Venture Capital and Technology Group focuses on the representation of emerging companies, principally in the technology and life sciences industries, and the venture capital funds, investment banks and strategic investors that finance these companies. Its wholly owned subsidiary, ManattJones Global Strategies, develops and implements strategies to expand clients’ businesses and facilitate their effective competition in global markets.
Offices: Raleigh-Wilmington-New Bern, North Carolina
Manning Fulton has worked with clients to help build their futures since the firm was founded in 1954. Many of their client relationships extend back years—business leaders who had a seed of a new idea and called Manning Fulton to help them get started. Treasured clients include the largest privately-held company in North Carolina, as well as large public and private real estate companies, REITs, insurance companies, manufacturing and numerous other businesses. They also help the executives preserve their wealth, and plan to ensure both the financial safety of their companies and their families.
Offices: Los Angeles-Irvine-San Francisco-San Diego, California & Scottsdale, Arizona
Manning & Marder Kass Ellrod Ramirez services clients throughout California and the western United States. Manning & Marder Kass Ellrod,Ramirez is an innovative, A/V-rated law firm. Founded in 1994, the firm has grown to more than 100 attorneys in five cities and two states. Focusing on case area specialization and a team approach, Manning & Marder delivers the highest level of legal service in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a professional corporation, was founded in 1961. A survey conducted by the Philadelphia Business Journal cited their firm as the fastest growing law firm in the Philadelphia region in the 1990's. They are gratified that this client-driven growth continues to the present time. Members of their firm have considerable experience handling high-profile and complex litigation, including class actions and mass tort matters.
With more than eighty attorneys, Maslon is large enough to handle the most challenging and sophisticated legal matters, yet they are small enough to recognize and appreciate the individuality of each of their clients, lawyers and staff. Maslon has developed recognition in the legal and business community as a top quality mid-sized firm with the unique ability to handle large, complex matters.
Sometimes business circumstances arise that unavoidably lead to conflict and ensuing litigation. Matheny Sears Linkert & Long is deeply experienced in courtroom matters and enjoys a widespread reputation for prevailing on their clients' behalf regardless of the challenge. Their reputation at trial for over 30 years has grown from that foundation and their litigation skills remain at the core of their services to clients.
Mathis Marifian Richter & Grandy has emerged as one of the most respected and trusted law firms in the Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan areas. The firm's principals and associates possess knowledge and experience in practice areas that include business law, taxation, employee benefits, banking law, bankruptcy, and commercial and tort litigation. Many of the firm's attorneys have undergraduate or graduate business degrees, advanced tax degrees, or hold CPA certifications, in addition to their law degrees.
Offices: Palo Alto-Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Washington, DC; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Mexico City, Mexico; London, England; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; Berlin, Germany; Cologne-Frankfurt, Germany & Beijing-Shanghai, China
With more than 1,300 lawyers, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw is among the 10 largest law practices in the world. This 2002 combination of two of the leading law firms in the US and UK has been described by Legal Week as "The most successful transatlantic merger to date." Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw serves clients on both sides of the Atlantic, including 65 of the Fortune 100 companies, most of the FTSE 100, and one out of every three US banks. They offer consulting offices in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as an independent correspondent relationship with Jáuregui Navarrete y Nader, one of Mexico City's most respected law firms.
McCarthy Leonard Kaemmerer Owen McGovern Striler & Menghini provides experienced and efficient legal representation both in general practice areas and in specialized areas of the law. Business clients encompass a wide range of industries including manufacturing, construction, retail, service, insurance, publishing and health care. While the firm has many clients that are large and mid-market corporations, it also serves smaller businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; Dusseldorf-Munich, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; London, England; Milan-Rome, Italy; Chicago, Illinois; San Diego-Orange County-Palo Alto-Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; New York, New York & Washington, DC
McDermott Will & Ermery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1000 lawyers, their nearly 70 years of serving the broad scope of their clients' interests has positioned their lawyers to handle the gamut of legal challenges. They understand the issues faced by corporate decision makers and how the interplay of economic, social and political issues can affect the decision-making process.
McDonough Holland & Allen is a full-service law firm committed to providing a powerful combination of client service and legal expertise. The firm's client base ranges from real estate and construction companies to health care and public entities throughout California. For more than 50 years, MHA has focused on helping businesses, individuals and local governments build and sustain their communities.
McGuireWoods uses client focused teams to serve public, private, government and nonprofit clients from many industries including automotive, energy resources, health care, technology and transportation. They serve clients using the resources and experiences of attorneys working from eight legal departments and more than 80 areas of practice, thus meeting clients' needs from virtually any area of law.
McInerney & Dillon advises their clients on a broad range of corporate and partnership law, including business incorporation, partnership limited liability company and joint venture formation, shareholder agreements, business entity reorganizations, dissolutions, and liquidations. They offer assistance on negotiation and preparation of business purchase and sales agreements, purchase agreements, licensing agreements and employment agreements.
Offices: San Francisco-Los Angeles, California; Washington, DC; Devon, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; Denver, Colorado & Brussels, Belium
McKenna Long & Aldridge handles virtually every type of lawsuit affecting corporations, partnerships, associations, proprietorships and the business they conduct. Their lawyers have broad experience in handling traditional lawsuits and arbitrations brought under federal and state laws and their trial lawyers have tried cases in jurisdictions across the country, arising in a wide variety of commercial contexts.
McNamara Dodge Ney Beatty Slattery Pfalzer Borges & Brothers is committed to providing high-quality legal services to their business clients through their in-depth knowledge and experience with commercial law, close collaboration with their clients and constant consideration of their clients' strategic objectives. McNamara's commercial services group is comprised of several seasoned practitioners which have the collective expertise necessary to effectively advise businesses on a wide array of legal issues.
For more than 75 years, Meagher & Geer has provided a wide range of legal services to individuals and companies whose legal needs range from regional to global. Based on years of experience and successful results, Meagher & Geer's practice areas include insurance coverage, commercial litigation and related business services along with many other areas.
Offices: Charlotte-Fayetteville-Durham, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina & Nashville, Tennessee
Merritt, Flebotte, Wilson, Webb & Caruso is a full service firm capable of meeting all their clients' legal needs. Their competent staff of attorneys and support personnel stands ready to provide clients the professional and dependable legal services they deserve.
Messerli & Kramer is recognized nationally for their accomplishments. They are client-focused, idea-driven, and absolutely dedicated to helping their clients succeed. The reason they are exceptional attorneys is because they're more than attorneys. They're businesspeople, problem-solvers, negotiators, partners, explorers and leaders.
At Messner & Reeves they work closely with their clients, not just for them. The firm makes it a priority to understand its client's needs, and to never lose this important perspective. They approach each client by focusing on their specific needs, and develop a plan that most effectively accomplishes the client's objectives. They believe that these personalized strategies combined with their tremendous breadth and depth of experience, result in their ability to provide quality service.
Metz Lewis was formed in 1998 by a group of lawyers who wanted to create a new kind of law firm the principles were simple. Build Metz Lewis to be an expert law firm staffed with business-minded lawyers. Organize around practices that are important to a business—from establishing one to growing and maintaining one. Create a firm that has the know-how and in-house resources to provide valuable counsel and work together in a team-oriented structure.
Meyer Darragh serves a broad spectrum of corporate, business, professional and individual clients on a local, state, regional, and national basis. As a firm, they are big enough to bring together a team of lawyers with many diverse skills, yet small enough to treat you as a personal customer with unique concerns. They offer the benefits of a larger law firm without the obvious overhead and costs.
Meyer Unkovic & Scott is a partnership of more than 50 men and women engaged in the general practice of law. Founded in 1943, the firm represents a very diverse clientele, ranging from large corporations and financial institutions to small venture enterprises and individuals. Well-reasoned legal counsel, long-term stability and a philosophy of dedicated service are the hallmarks of Meyer Unkovic & Scott.
Middleton Reutlinger represents a diverse group of commercial clients ranging from small companies and individual entrepreneurs to large corporations, both public and private. Middleton Reutlinger's business attorneys become involved in all aspects of transactions involving the purchase and sale of businesses. Financial service is also a focus of the Middleton Reutlinger business practice. The firm represents financial institutions and borrowers in a wide variety of asset-based and cash flow lending transactions.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is one of the world's preeminent global law firms, with approximately 550 lawyers who provide a full range of financial and business legal services to many of the world's leading financial, industrial and commercial enterprises, as well as governments, institutions and individuals. The firm's evolution parallels in many ways the economic development of the United States and the world for more than 140 years.
Since 1867, Miller & Martin has helped businesses and individuals achieve their goals practically and efficiently. Today, they are a leading Southeastern law firm with more than 170 attorneys in three cities. Their clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations. To meet the needs of this diverse client base, their attorneys dedicate themselves to understanding the unique issues facing each client. As a full-service firm with many specialized practice groups, they can address virtually any legal challenge.
At Miller Starr Regalia they work hand in hand with their clients to achieve all their financial objectives. Their attorneys counsel clients, both big and small, on a broad range of business matters. They represent companies in all stages of development from start-ups to mature entities. They handle mergers and acquisitions and they work tirelessly to understand their clients' business needs.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York; Reston, Virginia; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, California & London, England
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo is a versatile law firm of more than 450 highly qualified and dedicated attorneys representing diverse international clients in many industries, who turn to them for a wide range of legal services and resources. Their clients include major public corporations, privately held and family businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging growth companies, investors, underwriters, directors and officers, research scientists, medical and academic institutions, public agencies and industry associations.
Established in 1908, Mitchell Silberberg's attorneys provide integrated legal and business solutions addressing their clients' concerns in the following areas: bankruptcy, class action defense, corporate/business transactions, electronic entertainment and gaming, employee benefits & executive compensation, entertainment litigation, entertainment and new media, environmental law, family wealth planning/trusts & estates, immigration, insurance, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, and taxes.
Whether a client is starting his or her first business or expanding an already thriving and successful business, Montgomery Little Soran & Murray attorneys are prepared to assist. As a client’s business venture grows and becomes more complex, Montgomery Little Soran & Murray stands ready to provide the professional counseling necessary to protect their client’s interests.
Offices: Philadelphia-West Chester, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill, New Jersey & Wilmington, Delaware
Comprised of a team of skilled trial lawyers, Montgomery McCracken handles a wide range of individual and corporate disputes involving virtually every area of personal and business endeavor on the local, regional and national levels. They successfully handle matters ranging from traditional contract and business disputes to contemporary issues such as e-commerce, technology, and intellectual property law.
Offices: Charlotte-Research Triangle, North Carolina & Charleston, South Carolina
Moore & Van Allen's commitment to excellence has made them one of the fastest growing law firms in the Southeast. Their size and reputation enable them to recruit the best and brightest minds from the nation's premier law schools. They then put this talent to work for their clients, delivering sophisticated legal work on complex business challenges.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts, Brussels, Belgium; Chicago, Illinois; Frankfurt, Germany; Harrisburg-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Irvine-Los Angeles-Palo Alto-San Francisco, California; London, England; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; Paris, France; Princeton, New Jersey; Tokyo, Japan & Washington, DC
Morgan Lewis was founded in 1873 and is committed to five core values: excellence, commitment, value, integrity and teamwork. Morgan Lewis serves a global array of clients throughout the United States and the world. The clients they serve and the communities in which they operate are diverse. The Firm values the breadth of perspectives and the richness of experience made possible by having a diverse complement of lawyers and staff. They are committed to achieving greater diversity within the Firm as an important element of maintaining their excellence.
The business & technology group at Morgan Miller Blair focuses on five areas critical to both public and private companies: intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions and securities, big litigation and tax. Whether your company is an established SEC-reporting company, a mid-sized Bay Area business or an up-and-coming technology player serious about becoming a competitive commercial enterprise, these areas are your most vital legal signs.
Offices: Washington, DC; Princeton, New Jersey; Charlotte-Boone, North Carolina; Atlanta-Duluth-Kennesaw, Georgia
To best serve their clients, Morris Manning & Martin creates multidisciplinary teams that include experienced and talented business lawyers, regulatory attorneys and litigators. Complex legal issues require advocates who understand business. A good business attorney needs to be more than just a legal expert; he or she also is an ally in helping clients build their companies and become industry successes; the firm employs such attorneys.
Offices: Beijing-Hong Kong-Shanghai, China; Brussels, Belgium; Sacramento-Palo Alto-San Francisco-Orange County-Century City-Los Angeles, California; Denver, Colorado; London, England; New York, New York; Singapore; Mclean, Virginia; Tokyo, Japan & Washington, DC
Morrison & Foerster takes pride in the talent of their people, the depth of their expertise and the teamwork employed in responding to their clients' needs. Their lawyers work across offices and practice specialties, to help clients anticipate and avoid problems, resolve disputes, and achieve their business goals. By listening to their clients and understanding their business objectives, the firm is able to staff each project efficiently and cost-effectively.
Moss & Barnett trial attorneys have extensive and active experience in federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and in administrative proceedings. Their litigation skills extend to virtually every area important to business, including shareholder rights, breach of contract, business torts, insurance coverage, employment, professional liability, family law, real estate, securities and intellectual property.
The lawyers at Moye White manage and solve a wide variety of legal issues every day. Just as the firm's clients recognize their situations and businesses are unique, so does Moye White, and therefore, the firm tailors its services accordingly. While the business group integrates with the firm's other groups, it has its own national reputation for excellence—a reputation developed through the expertise of its lawyers, the diversity of its clients, and the work it does for them.
MTO was founded in 1962 by seven lawyers who believed that a law practice of the highest quality could be established in a creative and stimulating environment. The firm's lasting commitment to excellence has enabled them to maintain a level of practice equal to the largest and most renowned firms. Two basic principles have guided the firm throughout its forty-four year history. First and foremost, they are committed to providing their clients with legal services of the highest quality with the utmost integrity. Second, they are committed to providing services on a cost-effective basis.
The business litigation group of Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld provides a full range of litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution services in both federal and state court. Members of the business litigation group work closely with members of the various practice groups as a team to most effectively address the needs of a particular client or case. Additionally, the firm's litigation attorneys will utilize the expertise of other practice areas (such as business, tax, or real estate) to the extent required by a particular matter.
Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia is a multi-faceted law firm which prides itself on being responsive to its clients, and on achieving cost-effective solutions to their varied needs. The firm handles a wide variety of business litigation, including such matters as collection actions; contract, lease, franchise and company ownership disputes; and trade secret, trademark infringement, copyright and unfair competition claims.
Offices: Los Angeles-San Francisco-Santa Barbara-Westlake Village-Orange County-San Diego, California
Musick Peeler & Garrett (MP&G) is an established general practice firm tracing its origins to the 1920's. With over 100 attorneys practicing in six of California's largest metropolitan centers MP&G provides the highest quality legal services to its clients on a statewide basis. The firm prides itself for having a philosophy which focuses on partnering with clients and working to achieve their goals and objectives.
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg is a Chicago firm providing legal services to a diverse group of clients in a wide array of domestic and global business transactions and litigation matters. Their clients include privately and publicly held companies, financial institutions, non-profit organizations and high net worth individuals. Their client base reflects virtually every business industry, including a number of Fortune 100 companies.
Offices: Raleigh-Charlotte, North Carolina; Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts & Columbia-Greenville, South Carolina
Nelson Mullins meets the needs of its clients in litigation, corporate, labor and employment, securities, tax and other business areas. Many clients, including growth companies, expanding local businesses and major international companies, retain the firm to provide all of their legal services. Other clients are national companies requiring assistance with specific regional or local legal matters.
Neuberger Quinn Gielen Rubin & Gibber's services include day-to-day counseling regarding routine legal issues facing the daily operation of a business. These can range from general contract review and battle-of-the-forms issues to the preparation of distributorship agreements and the other day-to-day matters that routinely arise. They serve as general counsel for many of their publicly and privately held corporate clients.
For many businesses, litigation is a common aspect of daily operations, protecting company rights and defending against lawsuits. Whether a matter requires negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, Newmeyer & Dillion's attorneys have the experience and capabilities to be effective advocates. They protect their clients' interests in all state and federal courts within California, both trial and appellate.
When the destination is clear, but the path is unfamiliar, it's important to have an experienced guide. At Nixon Peabody, this guidance comes from a solid understanding of clients' businesses and markets, so clients can rely on them for accurate information, clear advice, and practical solutions. They know clients look to Nixon Peabody to protect their interests, so it's Nixon's responsibility to negotiate wisely and aggressively.
At the law offices of Norton Hubbard Ruzicka Kreamer & Kincaid they provide a full array of services to the business community, including business planning and the formation and maintenance of various business entities. Their lawyers work with individuals as well as larger organizations and welcome all types of transactions. Their business attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial transactions.
Offices: Los Angeles-San Francisco-Orange County-Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington & Washington,DC
Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott offers solutions to the complex issues facing businesses in today's economy. Their experience extends across a broad range of business and commercial transactions, including bankruptcy, corporate finance, intellectual property, executive compensation programs, mergers and acquisitions, taxation issues, and general business organization and operations.
Offices: Baltimore-Towson, Maryland; Washington, DC & Falls Church, Virginia
Ober|Kaler lawyers work primarily with financial, health care, and construction companies and other business organizations, to assist clients through complex legal challenges. Many of their lawyers have hands-on experience in the specific industries in which they serve. Their clients rely upon their skill in litigation, regulatory and transactional issues, and other areas of the law essential to their success.
Offices: Philadelphia-Harrisburg-Pittsburgh-Altoona, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware & Denver, Colorado
Obermayer is one of the region's most respected law firms. Throughout their history, they have provided comprehensive legal services to a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies, prominent regional businesses, banks, insurance and lending institutions, hospital and physician groups, charitable and non-profit institutions, municipalities, public utilities, fiduciaries and individuals.
The firm's Business & Real Estate Group covers all aspects of business organization, finance and capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, taxation of businesses and individuals, debtor and creditor rights, employer-employee matters, executive compensation, commercial contract matters and planning for transition of ownership and control. Their business and corporate attorneys assist clients with formation of corporations and many more services.
Offices: Beijing-Hong Kong-Shanghai, China; Brussels, Belgium; Newport Beach-Los Angeles-Century City-Irvine-San Francisco-Silicon Valley, California; London, California; New York, New York; Tokyo, Japan & Washington, DC
O'Melveny & Myers, a law firm committed to uncompromising excellence, distinctive leadership, and superior citizenship provides worldwide counsel to clients engaged in virtually every kind of business. For well over a century, the firm has responded to the calls of individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies of all sizes for guidance on a broad spectrum of legal issues. With 14 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and with the proven ability to cooperate seamlessly across the country or around the world, their organization offers clients responsive representation when and where it's needed.
Oppenheimer attorneys and staff are dedicated to providing exceptional client service and outstanding legal counsel to businesses of all sizes. They have an in-depth understanding of many industries, especially those in the technology sectors of medtech and the Internet & e-commerce arena. They have many years of experience working with companies in the advanced manufacturing, financial services, logistics and cooperative industries.
Offices: London, England; Sacramento-San Francisco-Menlo Park-Los Angeles-Irvine, California; Milan, Italy; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan & Washington, DC
Orrick is a full-service, 500+ lawyer law firm that began more than 136 years ago. Over the years, Orrick lawyers have worked shoulder to shoulder with government leaders and business visionaries to build everything from the brick and mortar underlying city infrastructures, to private and public companies that still endure.
Osborn Maledon's business attorneys practice in many industries and fields of law, from corporate and real estate deals to software and life science ventures. Their clients range from publicly traded corporations, to entrepreneurial start-up ventures, to real estate developers and investors to Indian tribes. They business attorneys share a common goal of helping their clients achieving their business objectives by providing the highest quality legal representation.
A growing business faces daily hurdles and challenges. Often, an innovative and finely-tuned approach to business law is the key to a successful outcome to a transaction or legal issue. That said, a seamless legal partnership is more than beneficial, it's an absolute necessity in today's business environment. Confident, responsible growth requires efficient and insightful legal counsel—a relationship that begins and ends with responsive client service.
The business litigation department at Palmieri Tyler Wiener Wilhelm & Waldron handles a broad range of business and commercial matters, including contract disputes, construction litigation, unfair competition, business torts, employment litigation, insurance disputes, environmental litigation, real estate litigation, corporate and partnership disputes. They customize their approach to each case to fit the needs of each individual client.
Offices: Marlton-Lawrenceville-West Atlantic City, New Jersey
Parker McCay's unique philosophy of service is central to their clients' success. They are accessible, responsive and keenly aware of their clients' business goals. Their proactive strategies are designed with the insight to resolve today's issues and concerns, and the prudence to minimize future risks. This vision, combined with the skills and knowledge in a vast array of legal areas, enables Parker McCay attorneys to guide clients toward outstanding results.
Offices: Charlotte-Raleigh, North Carolina & Charleston-Columbia-Myrtle Beach-Spartanburg, South Carolina
Parker Poe traces its roots back to 1884. By 1990, the firm had grown to more than 65 lawyers, and had one of North Carolina's most sophisticated general corporate and business practices, as well as strong practices in the areas of litigation, the environment, tax law, real estate and lending. Today Parker Poe has grown to more than 200 attorneys and they continue to grow to meet the needs of their clients across the Carolinas, the United States and the world.
Patterson Dilthey Clay & Bryson is a North Carolina law office dedicated to serving clients' civil litigation needs. The firm's trial lawyers are known for their commitment to excellence and for their success in obtaining favorable jury verdicts. The lawyers continuously strive to meet client goals and exceed client expectations by providing the highest quality client-centered legal representation. A consultation may be scheduled by contacting the North Carolina defense litigation law firm of Patterson Dilthey.
Patton Boggs was among the first national law firms to recognize that all three branches of government could serve as forums in which to achieve client goals. For more than 40 years, They have maintained a reputation for cutting-edge advocacy by working closely with Congress and regulatory agencies in Washington, litigating in courts across the country, and negotiating business transactions around the world.
Because so many of today's legal issues encompass both business and personal issues, Paule Camazine & Blumenthal brings a team together to determine the best possible course of action for you, calling upon the experience within their firm for counsel and advice. With substantial experience in the acquisition and sale of businesses, mergers, joint ventures, venture capital investments, initial public offerings, private placement, etc., their corporate attorneys help clients meet their full business and corporate needs.
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Shanghai-Beijing-Hong Kong, China; London, England; Los Angeles-Orange County-San Diego-San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Paris, France; Stamford, Connecticut; Tokyo, Japan & Washington, DC
Paul Hastings Attorneys conducts a global law practice through an international network of offices that links the world’s leading financial and commercial centers. With more than 900 attorneys, they serve Fortune 500 and Forbes International 500 clients from their thirteen offices around the world. They provide legal advice in corporate, real estate and employment law, litigation and tax.
Offices: New York, New York; Washington, DC; London, England; Tokyo, Japan & Hong Kong-Beijing, China
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is a globally oriented, full-service firm of approximately 500 attorneys. The firm's core practice is concentrated in the areas of litigation and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and public and private financing. The firm is equally recognized for its activities and experience in real estate, intellectual property, communications, technology, new media and the Internet, entertainment, employee benefits and executive compensation, personal representation, antitrust, environmental regulation, tax and bankruptcy and corporate reorganization.
Offices: Irvine-Los Angeles-San Francisco-Las Vegas, California
The business litigation group of Payne & Fears has experience in a variety of commercial litigation practice areas, including business torts (unfair competition, interference with prospective economic advantage, trade secrets, unfair trade practices); real property (landlord/tenant, construction defects, breach of real property contracts, specific performance, broker liability, land use); product liability (negligent design or manufacture, breach of warranty, strict liability, case coordination) and other areas.
Offices: Overland Park, Kansas & Kansas City, Missouri
Payne & Jones's business practice attorneys are each able to respond to all of their client's business questions, concerns and needs. The establishment of a one-on-one rapport between attorney and client enables the firm's attorneys to clearly understand and integrate the client's overall business and legal objectives. The firm's business attorneys are also able to provide business, family and personal legal advice to the individuals who own and operate businesses the firm represents.
Offices: Anchorage, Alaska; Beijing-Hong Kong, China; Bellevue, New England; Boise, Idaho; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles-Menlo Park-San Francisco, California; Olympia-Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon & Washington, DC
Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm, with nearly 600 attorneys serving clients from 14 offices across the United States and China. The firm represents clients that range in size from Fortune 100 companies to startups and has historically represented market leaders in traditional and cutting-edge technology industries.
The business law attorneys at Pickrel Schaeffer and Ebeling represent an array of clients including financial institutions, hospitals, churches, trade organizations, privately owned businesses, accountants, physician groups, trucking companies, developers, contractors and professional services firms. Their clients rely on their experienced and passionate counselors to provide them with the advice and guidance needed to facilitate growth and avoid future problems.
Offices: Pittsburgh-Harrisburg-Sharon, Pennsylvania; Steubenville, Ohio & Weirton, West Virginia
Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon is a multi-disciplined business law and commercial litigation firm, representing clients across the United States. Their clients range from Fortune 500 and large privately-held companies to municipal entities, small businesses and partnerships in a broad diversity of industries and business sectors. With each representation, their highly skilled attorneys work to ensure that matters are addressed practically and efficiently, and in a manner best suited for that client.
Offices: Costa Mesa-Sacramento-San Diego-San Francisco-Century City-Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; London, England; New York, New York; Stamford-McLean, Virginia; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan & Washington, DC
With influence and presence on both US coasts and abroad, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman enjoys an expansive international platform. They have 16 offices in global centers for capital markets, energy and technology and provide their clients with the strength of this reach and a commitment to cross-border service and responsiveness. Pillsbury is a leader in their core areas of focus–capital markets and finance, energy, global sourcing, litigation, intellectual property, real estate, technology, life sciences and communications.
Offices: St Louis-Kansas City, Missouri; Chicago-Edwardsville, Illinois; New York, New York; Topeka, Kansas & Washington, DC
Polsinelli's trial attorneys have prosecuted and defended a wide variety of commercial and business disputes throughout the United States. Their areas of concentration include director/officer and shareholder disputes, dealer/franchise/distribution litigation, health care, insurance, aviation, land use, real estate, tax, accounting, financial institutions, antitrust, securities, consumer class actions and nonprofit-related litigation.
Porter Scott's attorneys have over three decades of experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of business matters. The firm has assisted all sizes of business entities, including family owned and operated businesses, mid-sized enterprises, publicly traded companies and multi-national corporations. Their attorneys work collaboratively to efficiently guide clients through every aspect of law impacting their business.
Offices: Cincinnati-Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton, Ohio; Naples, Florida & Washington, DC
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur's more than 250 lawyers seamlessly bring together the knowledge, skills and experience to represent their worldwide clients effectively and efficiently in even the most complex legal problems and business opportunities. They are committed to providing exceptional service to their clients. For more than 150 years, clients have trusted Porter Wright to help them reach their business objectives. Their clients expect responsive, top-quality legal work. They provide it promptly, attentively and cost-effectively.
Offices: Philadelphia-Harrisburg-Pittsburgh-Allentown-Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Princeton, New Jersey & Washington, DC
Post & Schell provides litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, compliance, consulting and educational services locally, regionally and nationally to a broad spectrum of proprietary and not-for-profit industries. Post & Schell concentrates on providing these niche services in sophisticated, complex matters. They provide a depth and breadth of seasoned lawyers with a wealth of experience in the industries they serve.
Offices: Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia & Washington, DC
Powell Goldstein's first priority is serving their clients' business interests in an increasingly complex business world. By understanding their clients' business and dedicating themselves to client service, they represent their clients with both legal wisdom and a business vision. Their clients have been consistent in their statements that what distinguishes their firm is the uniform excellence of their legal services and the dedication to client service of their people.
Offices: Raleigh-Charlotte-Rocky Mount-Southern Pines, North Carolina
Poyner & Spruill is one of North Carolina's oldest and largest law firms, tracing its origin to 1883. Their attorneys bring to their clients' needs a wide range of experience, talents and knowledge. They have extensive involvement in the State's business, governmental, judicial, political and civic life and have provided and continue to provide leadership in professional and civic organizations across the state.
Offices: Anchorage, Alaska; Hong Kong, China; Orange County-San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle-Spokane, Washington & Washington, DC
Preston Gates & Ellis traces its history back to two long-time and distinguished Seattle firms. In 1883, 25-year-old Harold Preston arrived in Seattle by train from Iowa. He quickly established a solo law practice, competing with the town's 30-40 other lawyers. He initially practiced alone, but eventually added other attorneys. In 1924, Roger Shidler, a 24-year-old native of Bellingham, Washington, formed a law firm with corporate lawyer George Harroun. Today, Preston Gates & Ellis has over 400 lawyers practicing in offices in five states, Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong.
Proskauer has always adapted rapidly to changes in the needs of businesses, whether it be for expertise in emerging areas of the law, employing new methods of communicating, or deploying the latest information technology. Their practice areas provide traditional services to corporations and other business entities such as corporate finance and securities, tax, litigation, real estate, and labor and employment advice.
With over 400 lawyers practicing, Quarles & Brady is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States. They offer a full array of legal services to individuals and to corporate clients that include start-ups and small businesses, major national and international concerns, privately-held businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies and commissions.
Offices: Los Angeles-Redwood Shores-San Diego-San Francisco, California & New York, New York
Four lawyers started the firm on January 1, 1986. In 20 years they grew from four lawyers to 280 without merging or absorbing a single group. They have also added associates and partners from other law firms. They were handpicked one at a time for their special talents and the niches they would fill. Their trial skills are recognized by clients around the world. They are unique as a business litigation firm because they actually try many cases. Each year they try more business cases than firms many times larger.
Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass serves its local, regional and national clients by professionally handling their litigation needs in the St Louis area. The firm handles all types of civil litigation, product and professional liability, environmental, employment, automobile, aviation, arson/fraud, transportation, general liability and business litigation, including breach of contract, franchise disputes, insurance coverage and technology disputes.
The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Known for their innovations in the area of corporate, finance and insurance law, Ragsdale Liggett lawyers are equipped to handle all the legal needs of a business, including entity formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition and disposition, merger and dissolution.
The firm's business attorneys handle a broad range of transactional and planning matters for a variety of businesses, ranging from one-person start-ups to publicly traded companies. The firm has comprehensive experience with high technology businesses, bio-tech businesses, federal and state savings and loan associations, leasing entities, financial service organizations, automobile dealerships, franchises, and manufacturing and food processing concerns.
Reed Smith represents many of the world's leading companies in multi-jurisdictional litigation and other high-stakes disputes, strategic and cross-border transactions, and crucial regulatory matters. Their clients include those operating in financial services, health care, energy, technology, manufacturing, media and entertainment, advertising and marketing, education, and other arenas.
The law firm of Renkemeyer Campbell & Weaver represents clients in all types of corporate matters, from simple business formation issues to complex financing and regulatory concerns. The firm's lawyers provide a full range of services in business transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other financial and general corporate matters. Business planning and "going public" strategies, as well as venture capital and IPO's, are important parts of the practice.
Offices: San Francisco-Los Angeles-Orange County, California
Richards Watson & Gershon (RW&G) is a full-service law firm that specializes in the representation of public and private sector clients for over 50 years. RW&G is comprised of lawyers that are committed to excellence in the legal services they provide and to solving problems of business and the public sector with the highest quality legal services. They began practicing in 1954.
In the last year, Riddell Williams has closed transactions with a combined monetary value in excess of a billion dollars. They have the breadth and depth to execute virtually any legal endeavor related to a business. From start-ups to long established household names, Riddell Williams has extensive experience assisting owners, directors and officers of public and private entities in understanding and fulfilling their legal roles and responsibilities.
Rifkin Livingston Levitan & Silver's attorneys can assist you and your business to address the issues, opportunities and business transactions that can help your business grow and prosper. At RLLS their mission statement says it all—their goal is to provide their clients with a comprehensive approach to their legal needs, creative solutions, and the kind of “hands on” representation that has helped RLLS become a “go to” firm.
Riley Bennett Egloff provides a full range of services to its business and entrepreneurial clients in connection with the formation, operation, acquisition, merger, sale and dissolution of business entities. These services include organization for limited liability companies, partnership agreements, private placement memoranda, merger and acquisition documents, employment agreements, and other types of instruments and agreements.
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Washington, DC; Naples, Florida & Los Angeles, California
Robins Kapplan Miller & Ciresi represents individuals, corporations, insurance companies, and other businesses and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants. They serve a broad spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 companies and industry consolidators to emerging companies and individual entrepreneurs in a wide range of matters. They handle complex transactions in diverse market segments, such as advertising, bio tech and business services.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; New York-White Plains, New York; Hartford-Stamford-New London, Connecticut; Sarasota, Florida & Washington, DC
Robinson & Cole's 225 lawyers are complemented by a highly competent and motivated staff of more than 260, including paraprofessionals, analysts, and government relations personnel. They're lawyers serve institutional and industrial clients in a full range of legal disciplines from intellectual property and technology, energy and communications, environmental, land use, and real estate development to corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, labor and employment, contracts, tax, and financial services.
Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio's corporate attorneys provide essential business and tax planning for entrepreneurs, executives and owners, and their businesses. The firm's corporate attorneys represent corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, non-profit organizations and closely-held businesses including multi-generational family businesses. In many cases, they serve as the lawyers for the business and for the business owners.
Robinson & Wood has more than twenty years experience in real estate and business matters, with attention to the formation, management and dissolution of every conceivable type of business entity, including proprietorships, corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, professional corporations, and joint ventures. The firm has been involved in mergers and acquisitions for a number of enterprises ranging from the food service industry through emerging technology ventures.
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Palo Alto-San Francisco, California & Washington, DC
Ropes & Gray represents interests across a broad spectrum of industries in corporate law and litigation matters. In addition, they offer counsel on labor and employment issues, tax and benefits, creditors' rights, and private client services. Their clients range in size from large to small companies and include financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals and health care organizations, colleges and universities, and families and individuals.
Offices: San Francisco-Redwood City-San Jose-Los Angeles, California; Honk Kong, China & New York, New York
Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley's extensive commercial/business litigation expertise reaches into almost every aspect of the business world. Whether in state or federal trial and appellate courts, their litigators bring a substantial depth of expertise and dedicated, results-oriented service to their commercial clients. Such clients include individuals, partnerships, small and large businesses, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg offers a full range of sophisticated legal services in business and real estate transactions, commercial lending, business litigation, land use, white collar and other criminal defense, bankruptcy, and tax and estate planning. They represent a wide array of business matters, including corporate and partnership structuring, mergers, acquisitions, sales of businesses, equipment leasing and business financing.
Rosenblum Goldenhersh Silverstein & Zafft is engaged primarily in the practice of commercial transactions and commercial litigation. The firm is comprised of approximately twenty attorneys divided functionally between transactional law and litigation. The transactional law practice is comprehensive and includes a client base varying in size, geographic location and business activity. The litigation department is involved in all aspects of civil trial and appellate practice.
Offices: Denver-Colorado Springs, Colorado & Casper, Wyoming
Clients of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons's corporate transactions practice include organizations operating in a variety of industries and locations. Their attorneys represent closely held businesses and public multinational corporations with operations throughout the nation. Often, they start by assisting clients in selecting the correct organizational infrastructure and developing appropriate agreements among investor.
Rothman Gordon has created a suite of services for closely-held businesses and individuals. Their areas of practice include business and corporate law, commercial real estate, commercial litigation, employment litigation, estate planning and administration, taxation, etc.. Rothman Gordon has focused its business and corporate practice on closely-held companies, family-owned businesses, and financial institutions.
At Rouse Hendricks German May, their business litigation attorneys understand that being a party to litigation may be a new experience for many of their clients. They believe that the more information their clients possesses, the better their client will be in a position to make an informed decision, as well as understand and evaluate their recommendations. A business contemplating bringing or defending a lawsuit would be well served by these lawyers.
Ryan Swanson & Cleveland is a leader in providing legal counsel and representation for businesses—small and large, privately-held and public, domestic and international. In an increasingly complex world, they distinguish themselves by combining creative problem solving with a common-sense approach. Their constant focus is to provide clients with sound advice and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner.
With nearly 100 talented lawyers, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite believe their size is just right. Their firm is large enough to have qualified and experienced attorneys in a wide variety of practices handling matters of the significance and complexity typically found in much larger firms. Equally important, their size allows their lawyers to form strong personal relationships with clients. Their clients range from cattle ranchers to Fortune 500 companies.
Samuels Green Steel & Adamsis a full service law firm focusing on domestic and international transactions, litigation, arbitration and mediation relating to: business; entertainment law; commercial contracts; business entity formations and dissolutions; mergers and acquisitions; commercial and residential real estate development; real estate, construction, and development; shareholder disputes; and labor and employment.
Offices: St Louis, Missouri & Belleville-Carbondale, Illinois
In 1998, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard merged with the corporate and business litigation firm of Davis Davis Kasnetz & Greenberg. This move helped build on Sandberg's reputation as a stellar trial firm and positioned them as a premier business firm as well. The merger also helped strengthen their overall legal services and led to the creation of their four practice groups: business, business litigation, products liability, and health law—medical malpractice.
Offices: Kansas City, Missouri & Overland Park, Kansas
Sanders Conkright & Warren is a mid-sized law firm, concentrating in insurance defense and business services. Their areas of practice include trial and appellate practice, professional and product liability, governmental and school law, construction and commercial litigation, business planning and transactions, trademark law, technology law, personal estate planning, employment law, trucking and transportation, workers' compensation and insurance coverage law.
San Diego Law Firm designs their practice by looking at how other law firms conduct themselves; then the firm figures out how to do it better. That's where they start developing new concepts, new ways of providing legal services and new ways of caring for their clients. They have assembled the finest attorneys in San Diego and brought them together to offer clients the best, most innovative and efficient legal services.
Offices: Philadelphia-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Newark-Princeton, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; Washington, DC & New York, New York
At Saul Ewing, they are dedicated to the key values of excellence, energy and enthusiasm: excellence in their legal services, the energy to succeed, and an enthusiasm for understanding and being responsive to their clients' needs. These core values are the hallmarks of their more than eight decades of service to clients. Saul Ewing serves regional and national clients, providing them with a broad range of sophisticated legal services in complex, high-profile matters.
Offices: Chicago-Lake Forest, Illinois; New York, New York; Washington, DC; San Francisco, California; Atlanta, Georgia
From its very inception to the present, the firm's focus has been on counseling and growing with business and corporate clients. As a general practice firm, Schiff Hardin has strong capabilities in most legal disciplines and a total dedication to client service. They solve tough legal questions and find innovative solutions to difficult legal problems. Around the country and around the world. Cost effectively and efficiently.
Offices: Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; Washington, DC; New York, New York & San Francisco, California
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis emphasizes both quality and cost control. They avoid assigning more lawyers to a task than it needs. Each client has a client manager—an experienced lawyer who analyzes each matter, makes sure the client receives the service suited to the matter, and supervises the quality and cost effectiveness of the services. Schnader's clients range from large, international corporations to individual entrepreneurs.
Striving to change the perception of what a law firm should be, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn is driven to offer the most innovative legal services available to their clients. For over 40 years, their unconventional insight and collaborative work style has guided the advancement and success of their valued partnerships. Today, the firm remains faithful to its founding focus and entrepreneurial roots by leveraging sound business and legal experience, strong community relations and cutting-edge technologies.
Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) was founded on a simple belief: their success would come from their clients' success. Out of this thinking grew their focus on client service and appreciation of the importance of building and maintaining long-term relationships. With more than 400 attorneys at the firm today, their practice areas address their clients' business and individual needs. In addition, SRZ recognizes the importance of and dedicates significant time to pro bono, professional development and client services.
Schwartz Semerdjian Haile Ballard & Cauley is a law firm that caters to California business. The firm represents businesses and individuals across a wide spectrum of specialized practice areas. The firm provides the legal skills, litigation experience and support found in a large firm with a personal approach found only in small firms. The firm's transactional attorneys have a breadth of experience in traditional and complex business counseling.
Sebaly Shillito & Dyer is a full-service business and commercial law firm. Their practice includes general business planning and counseling, all types of business transactional work, and a broad range of litigation services. The following is an overview of their practice a'hey are general counsel to many businesses, large and small, and they act as local counsel to several national companies.
Sedgwick is made up of over 350 attorneys working from twelve offices in the United States and Europe. For over 70 years, they have based their practice on the principle that actions speak louder than words. Sedgwick attorneys deploy effective legal strategies that secure outstanding results. Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold was founded in San Francisco in 1933 as the law firm of Keith & Creede. They rapidly evolved to become a leading trial firm in Northern California.
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is dedicated to excellent client service, providing a full range of business and litigation legal services. Their attorneys practice in areas including appellate, bankruptcy and secured transactions, complex trial litigation, corporate and business and more. Their clients are large national and international firms, mid-size and small business enterprises including families and individuals, financial institutions and many more.
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; New York, New York; Los Angeles-Sacramento-San Francisco, California & Washington, DC
Seyfarth Shaw, founded in 1945, as grown from its original three attorneys to nearly 500 attorneys, with offices located nationwide as well as one in Europe. True to its roots, Seyfarth Shaw still has one of the largest labor and employment practices in the nation, and today provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of business law, contracts, employee benefits, environmental, safety and health, and litigation.
Shapiro Buchman Provine Patton's business incorporation includes both in and out of state; preparation of corporate agreements of all types; formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies and other forms of doing business; regulatory compliance; mergers and acquisitions (including structuring and implementing spin-offs, leveraged buyouts and similar transactions); tax-exempt reorganizations; and stock purchase/sale transactions.
Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler's business law attorneys build bridges to success. From licensing transactions, to real estate deals, to international trade disputes and business loans, they help their clients thrive. Fortune 500 corporations, closely-held entities, and small businesses have been turning to Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler for trusted business counsel since the Firm's founding in 1972.
Shartsis Friese's business clients range from individuals to publicly traded companies. They have in common the desire for sophisticated legal service without the inefficiencies commonly associated with large law firm representation. For the most part, their clients deal with one or two attorneys, who are responsible for the client relationship and who can draw on the expertise of all their colleagues.
Offices: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Hong Kong-Beijing, China; Brussels, Belgium; Dusseldorf-Frankfurt-Munich, Germany; London-Mannheim, England; Menlo Park-San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Sao Paulo, California; Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Toronto, Ontario & Washington, DC
Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organizations for more than 130 years. They are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to their clients. This has resulted in groundbreaking transactions in all major regions of the world. Together, their lawyers work across practices and jurisdictions to provide the highest quality legal services, bringing their collective experience to bear on the issues that clients face.
Offices: Los Angeles-San Francisco-Orange County-San Diego-Santa Barbara, California & Washington, DC
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is one of the largest full-service law firms in the country. With more than 400 attorneys throughout their offices in their commitment is to provide the highest quality legal services on a cost-efficient basis. Their founding partners began Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles in 1927 with the simple blueprint of meeting all their clients' legal needs demonstrably better than competing providers.
Sherman & Howard business attorneys provide general and specialized counsel in business, commercial and financial transactions. They have concentrated experience in banking, commercial transactions, corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, government contracts, health care, immigration, intellectual property, international business, joint ventures and securities.
Sherman Silverstein Kohl Rose & Podolsky's business law department provides a full spectrum of business representation for clients, ranging from counseling on day-to-day business matters to the structuring of complex merger and acquisition, financing and joint venture transactions. The firm assists clients in the formation and selection of appropriate profit and not-for-profit business entities.
Shook Hardy & Bacon is an international law firm with a legal legacy spanning more than a century. Established in Kansas City in 1889, today the firm has grown to more than 1,507 employees worldwide, with 502 attorneys and 262 research analysts and paraprofessionals. Many of the research analysts hold advanced degrees, in biochemistry, neuroscience, engineering, genetics and physiology.
Short Cressman & Burgess assists clients with the purchase and sale of businesses; formation and operations of S and C corporations, professional corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships and companies. They advise on all types of commercial transactions, corporate reorganizations, and financing arrangements. They represent clients in all types and phases of commercial and corporate litigation, including mediation and arbitration.
The general business attorneys deal daily with the problems and challenges that confront businesses of any size. While many of their attorneys enjoy hard-earned expertise in narrow areas of law and in-depth knowledge of particular industries, they understand that clients’ problems often do not fall neatly into one legal practice area and may extend beyond a particular industry.
In recognition of the ever-changing demands of their client base, Shulman Hodges & Bastian opened its business organizations and transactions practice area in 2003. With this move, the firm is better positioned and more diverse than ever. Their team of lawyers and paralegals have well over 50 years of experience in corporate, partnership and LLC formation, commercial finance, asset based lending transactions, real estate financing and related transactions.
Sidley has grown into a full service law firm with over 1,600 lawyers practicing on three continents. They provide a broad range of services to meet the needs of large businesses, small businesses, governments and individuals across a multitude of industry groups. With cross staffing among offices and across areas of experience, they provide integrated services in the following areas, business and financial transactions, litigation and dispute resolution, other substantive practice areas, and regulatory and industry-specific.
At SimmonsCooper their commercial litigation group is built on one idea: that every business and every individual deserves equal access to an open and unbiased court system. The firm believe success in any business is based on establishing partnerships—and that's where their approach to commercial litigation begins. In less than a decade, they have represented over 10,000 clients and recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
At Simpson Delmore Greene, they take the mystery out of legal services. You know your business inside and out. They know the law inside and out. They also thoroughly understand the business of business—including the bottom line. Whether you're a California company or an international corporation doing business in California, the firm can help.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett provides a full array of legal services to commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, companies in the food and drug industries, media and entertainment companies, telecommunications companies, transportation companies, personal service and consulting firms, public utilities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.
Offices: San Francisco-Palo Alto-Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Toronto, Ontario; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Wilmington, Delaware; Washington, DC; Houston, Texas; London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Vienna, Austria; Paris, France; Moscow, Russia; Beijing-Hong Kong, China; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore & Sydney, Australia
Skaden Aprs Slate Meagher & Elom was the top US firm in various categories of Thomson Financial's European M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2003. The Firm worked on 33 deals with an aggregate value of approximately $62 billion; as the top US law firm and third overall in the dollar value of announced deals involving a European target. The Firm worked on 23 deals with an aggregate value of approximately $59 billion; and as the top US law firm and second overall in the dollar value of announced deals involving an Italian target or acquirer. The Firm worked on eight deals with an aggregate value of approximately $34 billion.
Slagle Bernard & Gorman's personal and business section lawyers draw upon a wealth of experience and knowledge when handling all aspects of individual and company planning and transactions. Their business practice areas include corporate, estate planning, partnership, entity formation, finance, business acquisitions and dispositions, securities, real estate, tax-exempt organizations, pension and profit-sharing and other employee benefits.
The attorneys at Smith Debnam are dedicated to providing clients with the depth of knowledge, sophisticated legal analysis and planning expected of larger law firms with the prompt attention, responsive service and competitive fees available at smaller firms. Established in 1972, their attorneys provide a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals in North and South Carolina.
Offices: Raleigh-Charlotte-Greensboro-Wilmington, North Carolina & Atlanta, Georgia
Smith Moore serves clients through attorneys who are committed to excellence, teamwork, and innovation. Each attorney is personally invested in solving their clients' complex legal issues. Their firm has more than 125 attorneys who concentrate in a wide range of substantive areas. The attorneys of Smith Moore have earned reputations for excellence in commercial, product liability and antitrust litigation, business and real estate matters, health care law, labor and employment law.
Offices: Phoenix-Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; Costa Mesa, California & Salt Lake City, Utah
Snell & Wilmer is a full service law firm founded in 1938. Today, with more than 400 attorneys and six offices, they are the largest firm in Arizona and one of the largest in the West. Their clients range from large, multinational Fortune 500 companies and principal regional companies to small businesses and individuals. Because of their size, the number of disciplines and range of skills available, the firm is prepared to and regularly does handle major assignments throughout the country.
Solomon Ward Seidenwarm & Smith brings both sophistication and sensitivity to their clients' legal needs. They believe in accessibility, responsiveness, practical solutions, and reasonable fees. The extensive expertise and diversity of practice areas of their lawyers enables them to provide a full range of legal services to individuals, as well as to businesses of all sizes. Their size and staffing allow them to efficiently and effectively handle matters of various levels of complexity.
At ommer Barnard, they focus on the complete business needs of their clients—clients that range from some of the largest corporations in the country to start-ups. Their single goal is to assist their clients in the pursuit of business strategies, whether through management of business transactions, counsel or advice. Their attorneys bring a wealth of experience and talent to business clients of every size and structure.
Offices: Chicago, Illinois; Kansas City, Kansas; West Palm Beach-Los Angeles-San Francisco, California; New York, New York; St Louis, Missouri; Short Hills, New Jersey & Washington, DC
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has 600 attorneys in nine US offices and a global reach throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. Their San Francisco office opened in 1987 and currently has more than 60 lawyers offering a broad range of services including commercial litigation, corporate and securities law, insurance litigation and counseling, e-business law, real estate, environmental, government contracts, employment litigation and counseling, white collar criminal defense and bankruptcy law.
At Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, they serve clients throughout the Midwest and across the United States in a variety of practice specialties. In each of the practice areas listed below, their attorneys are sought out for their business expertise, practical experience and ability to develop creative solutions to complicated legal problems. Using an interdisciplinary approach, they develop teams of attorneys to serve their clients for the life of their business.
Offices: Cincinnati-Cleveland-Columbus, Ohio; Houston, Texas; San Francisco-Los Angeles, California; Miami-Tampa, Florida; New York, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Tysons Corner, Virginia; Washington, DC; Brussels, Belgium; Budapest, India; Dublin, Ireland; Kyiv, Ukraine; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Moscow, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; Beijing-Hong Kong-Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Squire Sanders & Dempsey has been providing quality legal services since the firm's founding in 1890. The firm began its global expansion in 1975 with the opening of a Belgium office. Today, as a global firm with a sophisticated worldwide practice, they provide legal counsel wherever their clients need them to be. Consequently, they have had the opportunity to close deals and handle matters in virtually every industry and major market in the world.
Stafford Frey Cooper's commercial practice group advises and represents organizations of all sizes in a wide range of business issues. Their long-established commercial practice includes business organization and planning, taxation, business purchases and sales, sale of goods, sale and lease of real property, real and personal property secured transactions, land use, condominium law and consulting, and franchising.
Stark Doninger & Smith's emphasis is on general corporate work, real estate development, zoning and land use, credit and commercial mortgage lending, real estate transactions, regulatory agency practice, health care law and estate planning, as well as litigation, which includes anti-trust, bankruptcy, and other specialized areas. They handle representation for general corporate clients on a continuing basis.
At Steefel Levitt & Weiss, one simple principle guides their collective practice—to find or create solutions that help their clients thrive. That principle has served their clients well through the last three decades. With clients ranging from Fortune 100 multinationals to local entrepreneurs to small to mid-size businesses, the same principle holds—and works— for them all.
With more than 400 attorneys, Steptoe & Johnson provides counsel and representation in a wide range of legal fields. In more than 60 years of practice, the firm has gained a national and international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions.
Offices: Philadelphia-Harrisburg-Reading, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill-Princeton, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware & New York, New York
Stevens & Lee was founded in 1928 and has grown into a professional services firm of over 185 lawyers and more than 40 non-lawyer business and consulting professionals. They take pride in their industry-focused approach to providing legal services, and the better they understand your industry, the better service they can provide and the more likely they can deliver creative solutions to your business problems.
As your business grows, strategic management decisions become more complex. From its inception, Stewart & Irwin has had the overriding objective to help clients achieve their business goals. The firm's lawyers take pride in understanding the business of their clients. No matter the size of the business, inevitable difficulties and disputes arise. The firm's role is to help their clients make informed decisions, taking into account practical as well as legal considerations.
Stinson Morrison Hecker is one of the country's largest law firms. They have corporate and litigation experience in every aspect of business and commercial enterprise. From Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses and individuals, publicly and privately-held companies, as well as not-for-profits and municipalities, they represent clients of every description and on every level—local, national, and international.
Stites & Harbison is a preeminent law firm based in strategic Southeastern locations and sought by business and institutional clients nationwide for sophisticated transactions, difficult litigation and complex regulatory matters. Stites & Harbison has nearly 280 attorneys and a support staff of almost 300. They are one of the oldest law practices in the nation and among the largest law firms in the region.
Offices: Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco-San Diego, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Boise, Idaho & Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stoel Rives enjoys a 100-year tradition of excellence as a leading U.S. law firm. With more than 365 lawyers practicing across the full spectrum of corporate law and business litigation, and offices in six states, they provide legal services to clients with local, regional, national and international operations. The firm represents businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to internationally known public companies.
Stoll Keenon Ogden is 140 attorneys strong, with business services practices representing and advising an array of industries, including healthcare, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, other utilities, and many more. Their recent merger provides even more resources to benefit their existing clients, while enhancing their ability to serve new markets.
Offices: Philadelphia-Malvern-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware & Washington, DC
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young's more than 160 attorneys have helped publicly and privately held corporations, health care and nonprofit organizations, small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals. Stradley Ronon serves clients' needs across the country and around the world through their unique relationship with Meritas—the world's largest association of independent business and commercial litigation firms.
Strauss & Troy's corporate attorneys represent business concerns of all sizes, from closely held family businesses to large regional corporations. They understand the challenges faced at each stage of a business life cycle: organization, capitalization, tax and securities regulation, operations, governance, growth, and tax and succession planning. They provide prompt, proactive and efficient service.
Stroock has become one of the preeminent firms in corporate finance and the representation of financial institutions. Their market leading real estate and insolvency practices are renowned for their creativity and innovation. Their litigators, including former judges and government officials, excel at solving the most difficult disputes, the tangled, multiple jurisdiction litigations that make or break companies.
At Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, in addition to providing their clients with substantial expertise in corporate, securities and technology law, when requested, they help oversee all of their clients' legal matters. They identify and manage outside legal experts, assisting their clients in selecting the right attorney and law firm to handle those matters for which they do not have specific expertise.
Sullivan & Cromwell advises on major domestic and cross-border M&A, finance and corporate transactions, significant litigation and corporate investigations, and complex regulatory, tax and estate planning matters. The firm has particularly deep capabilities and experience in some of the global economy's most important industries, and has through its international network of offices provided expertise to clients around the world.
Their firm is centrally focused on business and trial law, with complementary practice areas enabling them to provide full service representation to clients in a variety of industries, including real estate, insurance, retail, biotechnology and venture capital. Whether a small business or a Fortune 500 company, each of their clients is important to them and receives their undivided attention, their best resources and superlative service.
The firm offers corporate and commercial legal services for all aspects of business mergers, acquisitions, securities, bankruptcy, taxation, real estate, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation are among the firm's most active practice areas. The firm is informally organized by attorneys' four areas of concentration: business counseling and business transactions, business litigation, business taxation, succession planning, estate planning and charitable organizations and bankruptcy.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies. Their main practices include corporate and securities, energy and commodities, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax and technology.
Successful businesses focus their resources and anticipate their success through disciplined planning. Successful business litigation requires your litigation team bring a disciplined focus to you, so you can plan the most effective means of achieving your goals. Swanson Midgley attorneys work to understand their clients' goals and to advise their clients about the best use of resources.
Since 1946, Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham has specialized in civil litigation, representing business, industry, and government, from large, multinational companies to small businesses and individuals, whether insured or self-insured, in all of North Carolina's state and federal courts. Their firm's accomplished attorneys focus on their individual, specialized areas of expertise to efficiently provide quality, results-oriented representation.
Since the mid-1990s Tharrington Smith has stayed around two dozen lawyers, purposely choosing to retain a size that allows sufficient support for all levels of cases while still retaining collegiality. Unlike many other Raleigh firms, it has resisted merger into larger national or regional firms. The best known specialties—criminal defense, education, family law—remain at the core of the firm's practice, but Tharrington Smith now is well known also in such areas as civil litigation, business law, voting rights, regulatory law, local government and construction.
Offices: New York, New York; San Francisco-Los Angeles-Silicon Valley, California; Washington, DC & Florham Park, New Jersey
Thelen Reid & Priest is a national law firm with more than 440. The firm focuses on corporate and capital markets transactions, project and asset finance, complex commercial litigation, construction, labor and employment, domestic and international tax, employee benefits, government affairs, real estate and intellectual property.
A substantial portion of the legal work performed by Theodora Oringher Miller & Richman involves some aspect of civil business litigation, covering a broad range of subject matters. These include business and contract disputes, unfair competition/business practices claims, civil RICO claims and other business torts, like the prosecution of false claims on behalf of governmental entities under the False Claims Act.
The Stolar firm is a diversified, business-oriented law firm with several major areas of practice: general business; higher education; litigation; nonprofit organizations; real estate & development; tax & estate planning; and public finance & secured transactions. Their clients vary in size and type, ranging from Fortune 500 and other publicly-held corporations to privately-owned businesses and individuals.
Offices: St Louis, Missouri; Washington, DC & Belleville, Illinois
Thompson Coburn is an intensely client-focused firm with a passion for excellence. With nearly 300 lawyers experienced in virtually all major areas of the law, they serve clients throughout the United States and beyond. Their attorneys are guided by one overriding principle—to serve the interests of their clients as if they were their own. They are dedicated to the excellence of their legal work, yet know that understanding the business needs of their clients is just as important as understanding the law.
At Thomas & Libowitz, they take the time to understand the unique aspects of each client's industry and the issues that affect the business, as well as personal needs. Legal matters matter to the success of any business. The firm performs numerous services for both public reporting companies and private businesses. They are experienced in providing all necessary representation and advice regarding corporate, partnership and limited liability company law.
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Brussels, Belgium; Cincinnati-Cleveland, Ohio; New York, New York & Washington, DC
Businesses of all kinds turn to Thompson Hine with their most important and challenging business disputes. Unlike many large law firms, Thompson Hine has a practice group devoted to business litigation. They evaluate legal and business problems from the perspective of trial lawyers and business people. They work closely with their clients in a team approach to solving their problems. Their trial lawyers handle disputes that are as varied and complex as today's business world.
Offices: Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Wheeling, West Virginia & Lawrenceville, New Jersey
From business starts to ownership transactions to securities law, the lawyers at Thorp Reed & Armstrong have experience to serve clients' needs. They focus their efforts on helping their clients achieve their business goals by identifying and resolving whatever issues may stand in the way. Their clients include sole proprietors, limited and general partnerships and publicly and privately held corporations.
Offices: Seattle, Washington & Walnut Creek-San Francisco, California
Townsend Townsend and Crew, which began in 1860, has been operating under the Townsend name since 1904. By the 1970's, they became the largest firm specializing in patents, trademarks and copyrights in the Western United States and were well-known throughout the world for their technology prowess. In 1993, Townsend and Townsend merged its well-established intellectual property practice with the nationally recognized antitrust and complex business trial practice of Khourie.
In today's increasingly complex business world, quality legal representation can have a significant effect on the success and profitability of a business. Trainor Fairbrook's attorneys possess the experience, skills and education to provide knowledgeable, comprehensive legal representation to the firm's clients. Their firm is recognized as a leader in the law of business formation, and in matters related to real estate transactions.
The members of Treece Alfrey Musat & Bosworth have always been involved in general commercial litigation, spanning matters as diverse as construction, real estate, contract, bankruptcy, and partnership and corporation disputes. The experience and knowledge gained from representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in these commercial settings gives the firm's business and commercial litigation group the advantage to provide their clients with.
Troutman Sanders is truly defined by their progressive approach to understanding their clients' business and legal challenges, and by their proactive focus on developing successful solutions compatible with client business objectives. The full-service firm offers a broad array of over 30 practice areas including corporate, finance, real estate, litigation and public law.
The attorneys of Tucker Arensberg help their local, regional and national clients develop and maintain financial and legal stability through creative problem solving, acute business thinking and an awareness of developing opportunities within their industries. They work closely with their clients to develop strategies and solutions addressing the dual goals of aggressive representation of client interests and control of legal fees and costs.
Offices: Baltimore-Towson, Maryland & Washington, DC
Whether large or small, Tydings & Rosenberg business clients have access to recognized practitioners in corporate, partnership, and other business law areas. They also benefit from partners who have been general counsel to corporations, including a Fortune 500 company, and chief counsel to principal state agencies, and who have represented clients in legislative and executive lobbying and general administrative problem solving.
Ulmer & Berne's business practice is dedicated to helping their clients achieve their full potential and make their businesses what they want them to be, by combining legal experience with business acumen and creativity. They focus on their clients' needs and they invest time to understand their businesses. Their clients range from entrepreneurs and early stage ventures, to emerging growth companies and middle market business, to Fortune 1000 companies, to the individual and institutional investors who finance them.
A client's goals and priorities are not the same for every matter. So Ungaretti & Harris offers the right balance of experience and cost-efficiency to perform against each specific objective. If a client needs to preserve a relationship while negotiating a difficult issue, they craft a creative solution to achieve both outcomes. For routine legal work, they staff matters to provide good work at favorable rates.
Offices: Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Washington, DC; Roseland, New Jersey
Established in 1952, Vedder Price is a general practice law firm best viewed in terms of corporate services, labor and employment services, and litigation services. Within each of these core service areas are a number of significant boutique practices whose reputations are national and even international in scope. Within their corporate area, for instance, the firm enjoys a world-class reputation in important areas of practice including asset-based finance; banking; executive compensation; investment services (mutual funds); and aircraft and equipment finance.
Venable has lawyers practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and government affairs. Venable serves corporate, institutional, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the US and around the world. Their practice areas are built not only on legal experience, but also on knowledge and understanding of each client's industry.
For almost a century, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today's challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, their time-tested role as trusted advisor has become even more critical. Vinson & Elkins practices in virtually all areas of civil law and some areas of white collar criminal law.
Offices: Columbus-Akron-Cincinatti-Cleveland, Ohio; Alexandria, Virginia & Washington, DC
Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease's clients range from some of the world's largest companies to individuals and small businesses. The firm represents them across the country and around the world in litigation, business and personal transactions involving virtually every legal subject. This client and practice diversity is matched by the diversity of their lawyers. Their lawyers come from over 25 states and three foreign countries and are graduates of more than 20 law schools.
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz's preeminence in the fields of corporate and securities law means that they regularly handle some of the largest, and most demanding transactions in the US and around the world. They are involved in merger and acquisition and other major corporate transactions of every variety; they counsel companies and their boards with respect to the most difficult and sensitive corporate disclosure, governance and policy issues.
Wagstaff & Cartmell is a litigation boutique that handles complex commercial litigation. Their lawyers have experience representing businesses in complex patent litigation and contract disputes. They also represent businesses and individuals with regard to insurance coverage and bad faith. Throughout their development, the hallmark of the firm has continued to be their service-oriented approach to the needs of clients.
Wallace Saunders provides a wide variety of legal services to individual and business clients. From general advice to aggressive trial and appellate advocacy, they offer experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel. Their lawyers, paralegals, secretaries and administrative staff all work together to deliver legal services on time and tailored to their clients' particular requirements.
Offices: Philadelphia-Pittsburgh-Allentown, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill-Paramus, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware & New York, New York
Waller Lansden's goal is to achieve the highest level of service by creating and maintaining the depth, resources, and experience necessary to meet the diverse needs of their clients in today's evolving business and legal environment. Waller Lansden's clients include public and private corporations, government agencies, and business enterprises both large and small throughout the United States.
Offices: Orange County-Santa Barbara-San Francisco, California
Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall's litigators and appellate lawyers have substantial business litigation experience, including jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts, arbitrations, administrative tribunal hearings and appeals, including. This experience encompasses the following areas: commercial collection, real estate, financial institutions, general business litigation, employment claims, and construction.
Warden Triplett Grier provides legal services throughout the life cycle of a business. Their services include: organizational start up, capitalization, operations/contracting, disclosures, regulatory compliance, sell strategies, mergers and acquisitions. Their experience includes serving as corporate senior officers, as general counsel for NYSE-listed corporations, major private companies and divisions of corporations.
Offices: Austin-Dallas-Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Brussels, Belgium; Budapest, India; Frankfurt-Munich, Germany; London, England; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Silicon Valley, California; Singapore; Warsaw, Poland & Washington, DC
Weil Gotshal and Manges is one of the first full-service commercial law firm to make technology one of its core practice areas. As part of that effort, the firm's Silicon Valley office was opened in late 1991 and has grown six-fold to over 50 lawyers. The office is an integral part of the firm's 90-lawyer Technology and Proprietary Rights Group, serving clients in the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, communications, biotechnology, materials science and environmental industries.
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida & Las Vegas, Nevada
Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial's commercial litigation practice group has represented clients nationwide in a myriad of commercial and business related disputes ranging from multi-million dollar complex litigation matters to collection actions. They recognize that in addition to the highest quality lawyering, their clients seek cost-effective results. Thus, they aggressively pursue their clients' goals without losing sight of the business' "bottom line."
Wendel Rosen Black & Dean is home to an experienced group of business and corporate attorneys that work closely with attorneys from related disciplines, as appropriate, to offer clients trusted business counsel. Whether you are starting a new small business or positioning your enterprise for an IPO, the attorneys at Wendel Rosen are prepared to help. Business clients come from very diverse industry sectors; however, they all have the same basic needs to protect their assets; Wendel Rosen provides those assets.
Businesses and individuals throughout the region turn to Wertz McDade Wallace Moot & Brower for a wide range of legal needs. Not only do clients receive top legal expertise; they also benefit from the firm's knowledge of the area and the relationships they have developed. Each client receives professional and personal service which has contributed to the firm earning a reputation as one of Southern California's top law firms.
Founded in 1984, Weston Benshoof is a California-based law firm focused on business counseling, complex commercial litigation, environmental law, and real estate development. The firm`s focus and scale enable it to provide a range of integrated legal services, while maintaining the highest level of attorney accessibility and responsiveness to help clients achieve their goals. Weston Benshoof`s clients range from national Fortune 500 corporations to emerging companies to public agencies at all levels of government.
Founded in New York in 1901, White & Case has lawyers in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Their clients are public and privately held commercial businesses and financial institutions, as well as governments and state-owned entities, involved in sophisticated corporate and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution proceedings. White & Case is distinguished not only by the depth and scope of its legal advisory services, but also by unmatched experience in the international arena, particularly in providing legal advisory services to, and in, developing or emerging countries.
Offices: Baltimore-Towson-Columbia, Maryland; Washington, DC & Falls Church, Virginia
Whiteford Taylor & Preston's business and corporate practice offers a comprehensive range of business services for their clients. Their attorneys work with businesses ranging from single owner entrepreneurial and professional firms to large public companies. During the life of clients' businesses, their lawyers are able to handle the legal needs of each of their business clients competently, professionally, and efficiently.
The attorneys at White and Steele have extensive litigation and trial experience handling commercial lawsuits throughout the Rocky Mountain region. White and Steele has vast expertise in all areas of commercial litigation, including director and officer liability, workers' compensation, professional liability, business interruption claims, premises liability, multi-peril policy claims for system breakdowns, property claims and employment practices liability.
Offices: Philadelphia-Pittsburgh-Allentown, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill-Paramus, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware & New York, New York
A model of continuity and stability, they have enjoyed slow and steady growth, carefully mentoring new lawyers and rarely acquiring practices laterally. In this way, despite its growth to over 200 attorneys in eight offices, their firm has maintained a culture that places premium value on loyalty, integrity, and service to their clients. They recognize that while size can better enable them to offer their clients a full spectrum of legal services, it must not prevent them from developing close, partnering relationships with each and every one of their clients.
Wildman Harrold is a 215-attorney national law firm that represents commercial, financial and industrial companies, both publicly and privately owned. The firm is engaged in a widely diversified general practice, with a distinct reputation for expertise in litigation and litigation related counseling. Aside from their strength in litigation, they have successfully expanded over their 39-year history into other areas of legal representation including: corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, government affairs, restructuring and insolvency, and estate planning.
Wilke Fleury Hoffelt Gould & Birney has particular expertise in counseling and representing clients in all areas of business, including corporate and partnership law, franchise law, business acquisitions and sales, and the litigation of business disputes. For their firm's business clients, they assist in determining whether to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation.
Offices: Seattle-Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon & Shanghai, China
Today's competitive marketplace requires businesses to provide a wide range of products and services efficiently, and to adapt quickly to changing laws and regulations. To achieve success in this environment, a business needs reliable, skilled legal support. Williams Kastner's business, tax and financial services group offers attorneys with the experience necessary to provide this support.
Within Willkie's departments are several practice groups that span the spectrum of legal and business advisory services that both large, global organizations and smaller entities and individuals require. Working collaboratively throughout the US and Europe, their attorneys frequently cross disciplines and cross borders to represent their clients with comprehensive legal advice across a broad and diverse list of industries.
Offices: Baltimore, Maryland; Beijing, China; Berlin-Munich, Germany; Boston-Waltham, Massachusetts; Brussels, Belgium; London-Oxford, England; New York, New York; McLean, Virginia; Palo Alto, California & Washington, DC
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr was formed in May 2004 through the merger of Hale and Dorr and Wilmer Cutler Pickering. The two firms brought more than 125 years of distinguished history as well as complementary strengths to their new firm, which has an even broader spectrum of top-ranked practices. They are more than 1,000 lawyers strong. Their practice includes 350 litigators with unmatched trial, appellate, Supreme Court and arbitration experience; preeminent regulatory practices in antitrust, communications, FDA, financial services, securities, trade and other areas.
Offices: Albany-New York-White Plains-Garden City, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Stamford, Connecticut; Dallas-Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; London, England; Los Angeles-San Diego-San Francisco, California; Miami-Orlando, Florida; Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McLean, Virginia & Washington, DC
The lawyers of Wilson Elser enjoy a strong reputation among judges and fellow lawyers in each of their respective markets. Dedicated to providing experienced and cost effective client representation, their lawyers also participate in a variety of local, national and international legal organizations that set the standards for the profession. In addition to being recognized as leaders in today's legal profession, some of their lawyers are experienced accountants, architects, former judges and engineers along with legal nurse consultants.
Wilson Petty Kosmo & Turner is committed to providing superior service to their clients. The firm's clients range from international Fortune 500 companies to local San Diego businesses working in manufacturing, retail, real estate, public entity, banking, technology, hospitality, pharmaceutical and other industries. They foster a work environment focused on professionalism, respect, teamwork and the highest ethical standards.
Offices: Palo Alto-San Diego-San Francisco, California; Austin, Texas; New York, New York; Reston, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah & Seattle, Washington
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, with headquarters located only a few miles from H-P's original garage, has been counseling start-up technology and emerging growth companies longer than any other law firm in the world. WSGR's industry-leading Corporate and Securities practice helps start-ups with such issues as business formation, creation of a capital structure and negotiating venture capital and follow-on financing.
Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Goodwin has provided effective counsel to local, regional and national clients. By truly listening to their clients they are able to craft cost-efficient solutions that address their needs both present and future. Time and time again their work has been recognized by the courts and the business community—their litigators have received numerous honors for outstanding legal representation.
Offices: Austin-Dallas-Fort Worth-Houston-San Antonio-The Woodlands, Texas & Washington, DC
Winstead's corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, public finance and tax attorneys are experienced in all areas of corporate finance, public and private securities offerings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, state and local tax matters, insurance regulation, asset securitization and investment management. They also provide informed counsel and insight into all matters related to the successful operation of both public and private businesses.
Winston & Strawn understands that clients are looking for value beyond just legal expertise. With this in mind, they work hard to understand the level of involvement their clients want from them. They take time to learn about their clients' organizations and business objectives. And, they place significant emphasis on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to their clients' needs.
Winthrop & Weinstine is a full-service, entrepreneurial, commercial law firm dedicated to advancing the best interests of its clients and community through the timely delivery of legal services of exceptional quality, innovative character and unsurpassed value. They believe that law firms are first and foremost about clients. This philosophy is key to how the attorneys at their firm practice law.
Offices: Philadelphia-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill-Roseland, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; Boston, Massachusetts & New York, New York
Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen reputation for innovation and excellence has continued since 1903. The diversity of their practice is reflected in the broad spectrum of their clientele which runs the full gamut from large national companies through small businesses and individuals. The special nature of their practice has made them adept at creating solutions for the personal and business needs of all of their clients. They are accustomed to taking the initiative, bringing sound, creative and practical suggestions and solutions to the attention of their clients.
Womble Carlyle will provide value to their clients by combining professional skill, technology, and a thorough understanding of their clients' needs to deliver high quality, cost effective and responsive services. The firm comprises more than 550 lawyers and 1200 staff in nine offices. Womble Carlyle serves a wide range of regional, national and international clients in industries that include financial services, commercial real estate, information technology, health care, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia & Seattle, Washington
Woodcock Washburn is a national law firm concentrating exclusively in intellectual property law. Their practice has grown to almost 90 attorneys since the firm was founded in 1946, and all of them provide personal service and trusted advice on a full range of intellectual property services across a wide array of industries and technologies. Their client base is a Who's Who of national and international organizations that heavily depend on and value intellectual property.
Wooden & McLaughlin's emphasis on hard work means the firm's attorneys make every effort to achieve results that are in line with your company's expectations. The firm's willingness to go the extra mile in the area of corporate and commercial law has resulted in success for a wide range of clients including corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships.
When businesses react to legal matters, instead of addressing them proactively, the costs can be substantial. The business litigation practice group helps their business clients anticipate needs, and plan for contingencies. At Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, you have a genuine partner developing well-prepared legal strategies before lawsuits happen, while minimizing the cost of disputes. Woodward, Hobson & Fulton has long experience handling complex commercial litigation.
Wright Constable & Skeen devotes a substantial segment of its practice to corporate, general business and commercial matters. They serve a broad spectrum of the business community, including publicly-held companies, small to mid-sized businesses, and sole proprietorships in the full range of business issues. Their services to business clients range from structuring new ventures to specialized and complex problem-solving.
Offices: Louisville-Lexington, Kentucky; Memphis-Nashville, Tennessee; New Albany, Indiana; Jackson, Mississippi & Fort Collins, Colorado
Wyatt Tarrant & Combs's business lawyers represent business organizations and individuals in all types of business matters. They counsel their clients over the entire life of the business organization—from assisting the client in selecting the form of organization and organizing the business; to raising capital and financing growth; to engaging in acquisition, sale and exit transactions.
For over eighty years, the law firm of Young Moore and Henderson has provided legal representation to individuals and companies throughout North Carolina. They are ideally positioned to handle civil litigation, administrative matters and business transactions anywhere in the state. Through their membership in ALFA International, they have access to an extensive network of law firms around the country and the world that they frequently utilize to better serve their clients.
While Zuckerman Spaeder has many seasoned trial lawyers and the experience to guide their clients through the course of litigation, they are adept at litigation avoidance, identifying and resolving legal problems successfully while protecting the core business life of the company. Their professional services business practice includes consulting with law firms and accounting firms on ethics and legal malpractice matters, disciplinary cases, and unauthorized practice problems.