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Husch Blackwell Named a National First-Tier Firm in Employment, Real Estate Law in 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings

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Husch Blackwell is proud to announce its National First-Tier recognition in the areas of Employment Law – Management and Real Estate Law, as determined by the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm also boasts Metropolitan First-Tier rankings in 35 areas of practice among cities where the firm has offices. In addition, 109 Husch Blackwell attorneys were named 2014 Best Lawyers, more than any prior year, and 13 attorneys were named 2014 “Lawyers of the Year.”

Husch Blackwell’s labor and employment attorneys focus on proactively counseling and assisting clients in effectively managing people and business. Start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike receive consistently high-quality advice and representation in virtually every employment sector. Clients including Charter Communications Inc. and ConAgra Foods Inc. routinely turn to Husch Blackwell for labor and employment counsel.

Real estate industry leaders rely on Husch Blackwell’s depth of experience and knowledge in each area that supports their multifaceted endeavors. More than 100 attorneys focus on the needs of the real estate, development and construction industry to deliver integrated and customized solutions that work for firm clients. The group’s noteworthy achievements include representing EM Properties in a $92.8 million redevelopment project which included the purchase of famed Hotel Pere Marquette of Peoria, Ill.

In addition to the National First-Tier ratings, Husch Blackwell received national recognition in the following practice areas:

Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Equipment Finance Law
Health Care Law
Labor Law – Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Tax
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law

The “Best Law Firms” rankings 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. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.