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U.S. News-Best Lawyers Names McGuireWoods ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for Trusts & Estates

Firm Earns 22 First-Tier National Rankings in ‘Best Law Firms’

November 1, 2017

McGuireWoods earned first-tier national rankings in 22 practice areas and was named “Law Firm of the Year” for trusts and estates law in the 2018 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” McGuireWoods is among 20 firms with the most national Tier 1 rankings and among 10 U.S. firms with the most metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in the annual report, which is based on client feedback and peer reviews.

This is the sixth year in a row that U.S. News-Best Lawyers has recognized McGuireWoods as a “Law Firm of the Year” based on overall performance in a given practice area. The firm has been honored for trusts and estates law twice since 2014, adding to the honors earned by its Private Wealth Services Group. McGuireWoods recently received a top nationwide ranking in Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth Guide — one of only two firms to receive a Band 1 rating for private wealth law for the second year in a row.

“McGuireWoods has a longstanding reputation as a leader in trusts and estates law, and it is gratifying to see our lawyers recognized once again for delivering positive results for our clients,” said Charles D. “Skip” Fox IV, chair of the firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits Department and a member of the Private Wealth Services Group.

McGuireWoods received national Tier 1 rankings in the following categories.

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

McGuireWoods earned 128 metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in the following cities.

Atlanta: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law; Tax Law

Baltimore: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Public Finance Law

Charlotte: Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law - Management; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law

Charlottesville: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Education Law; Employment Law - Management; Health Care Law; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law

Chicago: Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Health Care Law; Technology Law

Dallas: Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent

Houston: Commercial Litigation

Jacksonville: Real Estate Law

Los Angeles: Banking and Finance Law

New York City: Public Finance Law

Norfolk: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Real Estate Law

Pittsburgh: Commercial Litigation; International Trade and Finance Law; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation - Real Estate

Raleigh: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; Public Finance Law; Trusts & Estates

Richmond: Antitrust Law; Arbitration; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Education Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Gaming Law; Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - ERISA; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Litigation - Patent; Litigation – Securities; Litigation - Tax; Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Non-Profit/Charities Law; Patent Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Tax Law; Trademark Law; Trusts & Estates Law

Washington, D.C. (includes Tysons, Virginia, office): Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Litigation - Tax; Real Estate Law; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law

Wilmington, North Carolina: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law

The U.S. News-Best Lawyers report is based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their fields and information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients provided feedback on firm practice groups, expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer others to the firm.

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