McAfee & Taft top-ranked in 2011-2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’

November 1, 2011

U.S News and World Report and Best Lawyers named McAfee & Taft to its 2011-2012 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

The firm received top-tier rankings in 46 practice areas, including: banking and finance law; bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; bankruptcy litigation; biotechnology law; commercial litigation; construction law; construction litigation; copyright law; corporate compliance law; corporate governance law; corporate law; eminent domain and condemnation law; eminent domain and condemnation litigation; employee benefits (ERISA) law; employment law (management); energy law; environmental law; environmental litigation; equipment finance law; ERISA litigation; financial services regulation law; franchise law; health care law; intellectual property litigation; international trade and finance law; labor and employment litigation; labor law (management); mergers and acquisitions law; natural resources law; non-profit/charities law; oil and gas law; patent law; patent litigation; project finance law; real estate law; real estate litigation; securities/capital markets law; securities litigation; securities regulation; tax law; tax litigation; trademark law; trusts and estates law; trusts and estates litigation; water law; and workers’ compensation law (employers).

These rankings showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the worldís major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.