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U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® Ranks Varnum in more than 40 Practice Areas in Latest “Best Law Firms” List

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November 22, 2016

Varnum LLP is ranked in 44 areas of law in the latest edition of "Best Law Firms," published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Firms included in the 2017 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. "Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise," stated Best Lawyers.

Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor. Among clients who took part in the survey, several provided comments about Varnum. A sampling of client quotes includes the following:

Banking and Finance Law: "Varnum is great at anticipating our needs in advance. They also keep us up-to-date on potential opportunities."*

Employment Law – Management: "I have worked with Dave Khorey at Varnum for more than 30 years. He is the consummate professional: knowledgeable, responsive, realistic and at a reasonable cost."*

Commercial Litigation: "Varnum is very responsive; they listen well, are always prepared and represented our firm well."*

Employment Law – Management: "Varnum attorneys John Patrick White and Elizabeth Skaggs are very knowledgeable, always prompt in providing answers, and most importantly, they help the "layman" understand all options."*

Corporate Law "Varnum is a strong firm with expertise in corporate matters."*

Varnum's listing in the latest edition of the "Best Law Firms" list include municipal rankings in the following areas:

Detroit and Ann Arbor:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Grand  Rapids:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation ­– Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Kalamazoo:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lansing:

  • Energy Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the 7th consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Visit bestlawfirms.usnews.com for more information about "Best Law Firms."

*This comment appears on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" website. Statements by clients concerning past results do not assure similar outcomes in any other matter.

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