Best Lawyers, a respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Charles S. Ferrell and Philip S. Garon as the Minnesota Lawyers of the Year in real estate and corporate law, respectively, for 2009.
For the first time, Best Lawyers is designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only one lawyer in each specialty is named Lawyer of the Year within a market, making this a distinct honor.
A member of the Faegre & Benson real estate practice since 1977, Ferrell handles all facets of commercial real estate. Garon, who has been with Faegre & Benson corporate finance practice since 1974, focuses on general corporate matters, public and private mergers and acquisitions, private financings, and hostile takeover defense.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.