NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced the following rankings from U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for 2017: Securities/Capital Markets Law, "Tier 1" in New York City Metropolitan and National; Real Estate Law, "Tier 1" in New York City Metropolitan and "Tier 2" in National; Advertising Law, "Tier 2" in New York City Metropolitan and "Tier 3" in National; and Employment Law - Management, "Tier 3" in New York City Metropolitan.
Steve Wolosky, co-chair of Olshan's Shareholder Activism practice, noted that, "Our reputation as a leading firm in Securities/Capital Markets is a significant measure of our premier shareholder activist practice, and these rankings are yet another reflection of our clients' unwavering confidence in our representation in complex shareholder activist matters. By all indicators, we have dominated the market again this year in the representation of shareholder activists in market-shaping, high profile deals, and are grateful to our clients for the outstanding opportunities which they bring to Olshan."
Thomas D. Kearns a partner in Olshan's Real Estate Law practice commented, "We are delighted to receive this affirmation from clients and peers as leaders in Real Estate Law both nationally and in New York, acknowledging our solid market position as sophisticated real estate dealmakers. This affirmation underscores Olshan's unique advantages as a firm of dedicated, innovative, team oriented lawyers, consistently producing outstanding client results across the board in high-stakes matters."
Olshan has been consistently recognized as one of the premier mid-sized law firms in the country, including being honored as a top 20 midsize law firm in The National Law Journal's "2016 Midsize Hot List" and named to the National Law Journal's inaugural NLJ 500 list. Other recent accolades include the selection of forty attorneys to Super Lawyers® 2016 New York Metro, six attorneys to Best Lawyers in America© 2017, recognition by Legal 500 United States 2016 as a leading firm in Advertising and Marketing, 2016 Chambers USA's acknowledgement of the Real Estate practice and recognition of two Olshan attorneys as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," and consistent top rankings across the board for Olshan's Shareholder Activism practice in every league table and publication that covers shareholder activism, including The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with FactSet SharkRepellent, and Thomson Reuters' Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "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. Firms included in the 2016 "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 experience.
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan's clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law, equity investment and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm's lawyers.
Madelaine Miller Strauss
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