Chadbourne Receives High Rankings in Legal 500 U.S. 2012
Project Finance Ranks in the Top Tier, While Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Products Liability Practices Ranked in Tier 2
May 31, 2012
Nine Chadbourne practice groups and 28 attorneys received high marks in the Legal 500 U.S. 2012 survey, which is based on recommendations from clients and peers, as well as extensive research conducted by the Legal 500 staff.
In addition, four Chadbourne lawyers are listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' list, the Legal 500 United States 2012's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
Chadbourne's project finance team was ranked in the top tier for Finance: project finance: advice to sponsors, and in the second tier for Finance: project finance: advice to lenders, with nine Chadbourne project finance attorneys singled out for their expertise in this area. The group was commended for providing ‘first-class’ levels of service - and was described as ‘very strong in terms of industry knowledge, technical ability and advocacy skills.’
Chadbourne was ranked in the second tier for Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: M&A middle-market ($500 - $999M), with the group being appraised as ‘excellent in every respect, offering outstanding service, creativity, attention to detail and strategic thinking.’
The Firm's products liability counseling and defense group, 'widely renowned for tobacco litigation,' was ranked in the second tier for Product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco).
International arbitration was ranked for the first time this year, and the team was commended for its ‘excellent’ service, ‘unique and insightful’ analysis, and ‘in-depth knowledge.’
The Firm's 'highly regarded' energy team was ranked in the second tier for Energy: Renewables/Alternative, and in the third tier for Energy: Transactional.
Chadbourne also maintained its ranking in Tax: domestic tax: East Coast. The practice, which focuses on energy transactions, is described as ‘one of the most widely respected with regard to renewable energy businesses by both industry and the government.’