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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Tax Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Commercial Finance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Governance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law International Trade and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Securities Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Health Care Antitrust Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Employment Law - Management Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Commercial Finance Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Corporate Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar International Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Equipment Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Governance Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Employment Law - Management Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Securities Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Agriculture Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Franchise Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Patent Law Trademark Law Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Copyright Law Information Technology Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Technology Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Aviation Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Land Use and Zoning Law Corporate Governance Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Project Finance Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Economic Development Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Municipal Law Corporate Governance Law Entertainment Law - Music Criminal Defense: White-Collar Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Arbitration Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Easton, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Community Association Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Banking and Finance Privacy and Data Security Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Transportation Law Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Corporate Governance Law Railroad Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Corporate Governance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
H. Rodgin Cohen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

H. Rodgin Cohen

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Litigation - Securities Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Health Care Transportation Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Trade Secrets Law Securities Regulation Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Insurance Franchise Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Corporate Governance Law Health Care Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Energy Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Timber Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Media Law Appellate Practice Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Water Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Economic Development Law Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Mining Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Trusts and Estates Criminal Defense: General Practice Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Real Estate Law Public Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Regulation Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
Sawyer D. Duncan was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sawyer D. Duncan

Jones Day
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Information Technology Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Land Use and Zoning Law Corporate Governance Law Project Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Health Care Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Governance Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Regulation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Banking and Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Municipal Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Energy Law Construction Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Equipment Finance Law Project Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
Matthew P. "Matt" Feeney was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Matthew P. "Matt" Feeney

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
David Foltyn was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David Foltyn

Honigman LLP
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law International Trade and Finance Law
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Bart Friedman was awarded 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bart Friedman

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Employment Law - Management Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Education Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Corporate Law Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Compliance Law Arbitration
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Securities
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Financial Services Regulation Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Corporate Governance Law Tax Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Corporate Compliance Law Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mediation Corporate Compliance Law Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Gaming Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law International Trade and Finance Law Securities Regulation
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Corporate Law Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Governance Law Trademark Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Danbury, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Municipal Corporate Compliance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Health Care Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Insurance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities Regulation Transportation Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Economic Development Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Compliance Law Real Estate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Oil and Gas Law Employment Law - Management Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Governance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Information Technology Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Venture Capital Law

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Corporate Governance Law Definition

Corporate governance is the system by which a business is directed and controlled. The corporate governance structure specifies the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the company, such as the board of directors, managers, officers, and shareholders, and establishes the rules and procedures for making decisions on corporate affairs. Good corporate governance is key to the integrity of corporations, financial institutions, and markets, and central to the health of our economies and their stability.

In the wake of disasters such as Enron and WorldCom, it is more important than ever to ensure companies have the right checks and balances in place to avoid wholesale fraud or abuse of office. The roles of boards of directors, board committees, individual directors, and executive officers have always been challenging. Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the stock exchanges have expanded materially the responsibilities of directors and executive officers of public companies and imposed upon them significant potential liabilities.

For all of these reasons, it is important for companies to find excellent corporate governance counsel to represent the company and its board of directors and committees. Corporate governance lawyers should have extensive experience in advising boards of directors, board committees, and executive officers as the boards perform their duties in all types of situations, both extraordinary and routine. These boards and committees need attorneys who are thoroughly versed in traditional corporate fiduciary standards, as well as in the extensive and ever-changing body of legislation, regulation, and listing standards that both define and shape the responsibilities of directors and officers of companies.

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Corporate governance is the system by which a business is directed and controlled. The corporate governance structure specifies the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the company, such as the board of directors, managers, officers, and shareholders, and establishes the rules and procedures for making decisions on corporate affairs. Good corporate governance is key to the integrity of corporations, financial institutions, and markets, and central to the health of our economies and their stability.

In the wake of disasters such as Enron and WorldCom, it is more important than ever to ensure companies have the right checks and balances in place to avoid wholesale fraud or abuse of office. The roles of boards of directors, board committees, individual directors, and executive officers have always been challenging. Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the stock exchanges have expanded materially the responsibilities of directors and executive officers of public companies and imposed upon them significant potential liabilities.

For all of these reasons, it is important for companies to find excellent corporate governance counsel to represent the company and its board of directors and committees. Corporate governance lawyers should have extensive experience in advising boards of directors, board committees, and executive officers as the boards perform their duties in all types of situations, both extraordinary and routine. These boards and committees need attorneys who are thoroughly versed in traditional corporate fiduciary standards, as well as in the extensive and ever-changing body of legislation, regulation, and listing standards that both define and shape the responsibilities of directors and officers of companies.