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Stinson Leonard Street Rated Among the Top Law Firms for Value by Corporate Counsel

Press ReleaseAnnual BTI Consulting Report Ranks Firm Among Top 25% of Premium Value Firms
05.19.2014

In a report issued by BTI Consulting Group, corporate counsel rate Stinson Leonard Street LLP among the top 25% of premium value firms, out of 650 law firms serving large clients, for a firm clients pay above market rates for and believe they receive extraordinary value. The firm is also recognized in three categories used to evaluate law firms: premium value, bet-the-company work and mover & shaker.

BTI issued its report, BTI Brand Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, in late April. According to BTI, Brand Elite 2014 only includes law firms that have made the biggest imprint on corporate counsel in nine areas of differentiation, including innovation, accomplishments in client service, bet-the-company work, premium value and client recommendations.

BTI completed interviews with more than 300 in-house counsel at large corporations in 2013 to complete the research used to rank law firms in the report.

“When we announced our merger, we noted that both firms were known for delivering value and sophisticated legal services to clients," said Lowell Stortz, co-managing partner, Stinson Leonard Street. “Our ranking among the top firms in BTI's report underscores that clients find significant value in the work we do for them.”

Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard completed their merger on Jan. 1, 2014, creating Stinson Leonard Street LLP. The firm's announced the combination on Sept. 23, 2013.

“We're pleased corporate counsel rated us among the top firms in BTI's report and appreciate the research BTI does to produce the report," said Mark Hinderks, co-managing partner, Stinson Leonard Street. “Now that we're one firm, we're working even harder to deliver value and sophisticated services to clients, and hope to continue earning their trust and recognition.”

Both predecessor firms have received favorable recognition from BTI in recent years. Leonard, Street and Deinard was identified as a leading law firm in four categories in BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms 2013. Leonard, Street and Deinard was also recognized as a "standout firm" in securities and finance litigation in the 2013 BTI Litigation Outlook. Meanwhile, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP was named to the BTI Client Service A-Team for 2013, placing the firm among those whose clients, unprompted, delineate the firm as absolutely best at client service.

About Stinson Leonard Street

Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation legal services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. As one of the 75 largest firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 cities, including Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minn.; Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Decatur, Ill.; Wichita and Overland Park, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; and Bismarck, N.D.

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