November 01, 2011

Baker & Daniels Receives Tier 1 National Ranking by Best Law Firms

Baker & Daniels LLP has received a Tier 1 national ranking in trusts and estates litigation in U.S. News & World Report.

In the 2011-12 Best Law Firms® rankings, Baker & Daniels also has the most first-tier rankings in Indiana in corporate law and the most first-tier rankings overall in Fort Wayne. By practice areas, Baker & Daniels' Indianapolis office received 37 Tier 1 rankings, Fort Wayne office 12 and South Bend office four.

The mission of Best Law Firms® is to help guide referring lawyers and clients — from the country's largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals wanting a divorce or will — through issues ranging from a bet-the-company implication for a corporation to a potentially life-changing result for an individual. The rankings are a collaboration by U.S. News Media Group, which includes U.S. News & World Report, and Best Law Firms®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

The Best Law Firms® is based on a rigorous evaluation process involving 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. By metropolitan areas, Baker & Daniels received the following Tier 1 practice area rankings:

Indianapolis

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade & Finance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Municipal
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Fort Wayne

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademark Law

South Bend

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Public Finance Law

In national rankings, Baker & Daniels was Tier 2 in private equity law and Tier 3 in antitrust litigation, financial services regulation law, international trade and finance law, patent law, tax law, trusts and estates law, and venture capital law.

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report's Money issue on newsstands Nov. 15, 2011. The national and metropolitan Tier 1 rankings are featured in the Best Law Firms standalone publication, and the rankings in their entirety are posted online at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

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