Craig S. Biesterfeld, St. Louis partner of Husch Blackwell Sanders, has been named in the 2008 Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. This is a listing of the finest real estate law practitioners in the world.
Only the pre-eminent practitioners in the real estate field are featured in Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. Expert Guides is published by Legal Media Group and has been a crucial legal information publication since it began in 1994.
Biesterfeld has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate law, including leasing and development, acquisitions, zoning, and land use regulation. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate law (1996-2008). He was voted a Top 100 Missouri & Kansas “Super Lawyer” and named a Top 50 “Super Lawyer” in St. Louis. Biesterfeld has previously been listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers since 2004.
Expert Guides has strict regulations for compiling their expert lists. The research department thoroughly studies experts in different fields of law in order to find those who are truly authorities in their field. The researchers then deliver 3500 questionnaires to upper-level practitioners or in-house counsel members who work in the practice area being researched. The questionnaires ask participants to nominate attorneys they believe are the best in that particular legal field. The research department then analyzes all the gathered data and considers any network or firm bias.
Leading experts in cities such as Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Washington DC, and Zurich are then interviewed for their opinions. These answers, along with the answers from questionnaires, are combined to form the list that will be reviewed by advisers and then approved as an “expert guide.”