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Stinson Leonard Street Recognized Among the Top National Law Firms in the 2015 Best Law Firms Ranking

Press ReleaseThe annual national ranking places 26 Stinson Leonard Street practices among the nation’s best and its regional ranking honors 137 practices in nine metropolitan areas
11.10.2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. /KANSAS CITY, MO. (November 3, 2014)—Stinson Leonard Street has been singled out among the best law firms in the nation in multiple key practice areas in the 2015 Best Law Firms ranking.

The annual survey by U.S. News and Best Lawyers reviews more than 11,000 law firms and 120 practice areas within 170 metropolitan areas and eight states. The results are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and peer reviews and independent research.

This year, 12 of Stinson Leonard Street’s practice areas ranked in National Tier 1, five in National Tier 2 and 13 in National Tier 3, for a total of 26 practice areas earning national attention for excellence.

National Rankings

National Tier 1

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law
Trusts & Estates Law

National Tier 2

Equipment Finance Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Trademark Law

National Tier 3

Construction Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Environmental Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation - Securities
Oil & Gas Law
Project Finance Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Technology Law 

 >> View the complete list of Best Lawyers’ national rankings here.

In addition, Stinson Leonard Street earned significant honors at the metropolitan level in nine cities/regions:

Metropolitan Rankings

Denver, Colorado

Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law

Jefferson City/Columbia, Missouri

Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Government Relations Practice

Kansas City, Missouri

Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Municipal Law
Patent Law
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law 
 
Tier 2
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Water Law

Tier 3
Health Care Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Energy Law
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Mediation
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Real Estate Law
Securities Regulation
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Arbitration
Employment Law - Individuals
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Patent
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Water Law

Tier 3
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Trademark Law 

Omaha, Nebraska

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Health Care Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 3
Corporate Law

Phoenix, Arizona

Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Real Estate

St. Louis, Missouri

Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Government Relations Practice
Immigration Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Real Estate Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Corporate Law
Education Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Tier 3
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Washington, DC

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Energy Law
Equipment Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance

Tier 3
Oil & Gas Law

Wichita, Kansas

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Real Estate Law

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Health Care Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Oil & Gas Law
Trusts & Estates Law

>> View the complete list of Best Lawyers’ metropolitan and state rankings here. 

ABOUT STINSON LEONARD STREET

Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. As one of the 75 largest law 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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Gretchen DeSutter
Communications Manager
612.335.1657

gretchen.desutter@stinson.com

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