Dykema Nationally Ranked in 12 Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2019

Dykema Nationally Ranked in 12 Practice Areas by
U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2019

Detroit – November 1, 2018 — Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm was nationally ranked in 12 practice areas in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, as well as receiving a total of 127 metropolitan rankings representing various areas of law.
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, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer included on the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list for that particular practice area and metropolitan area.
Practices are ranked and classified in three different tier levels in both national and metropolitan categories. Dykema’s recognized practices are listed below:

NATIONAL TIER 1
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Land Use & Zoning Law
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Real Estate Law

NATIONAL TIER 2
• Commercial Litigation
• Insurance Law
• Litigation – Tax

NATIONAL TIER 3
• Corporate Law
• Environmental Law
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Mergers & Acquisitions Law
• Securities / Capital Markets Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 1
Ann Arbor
• Commercial Litigation
• Employment Law – Management
• Health Care Law
• Labor Law – Management
• Litigation – Trusts & Estates
• Trusts & Estates Law

Austin
• Corporate Law

Bloomfield Hills
• Arbitration
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Corporate Governance Law
• Corporate Law
• Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
• Health Care Law
• Land Use & Zoning Law
• Litigation – Antitrust
• Litigation – Banking & Finance
• Litigation – Bankruptcy
• Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Litigation – Securities
• Litigation – Trusts & Estates
• Mergers & Acquisitions Law
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Public Finance Law
• Real Estate Law
• Securities / Capital Markets Law
• Trusts & Estates Law

Chicago
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Real Estate Law

Dallas
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Real Estate Law

Detroit
• Commercial Litigation
• Corporate Law
• Employment Law – Management
• Environmental Law
• Litigation – Environmental
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Litigation – Tax
• Mediation
• Mergers & Acquisitions Law
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Securities / Capital Markets Law
• Tax Law

Grand Rapids
• Corporate Law
• Environmental Law
• Litigation – Environmental
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Lansing
• Administrative / Regulatory Law
• Arbitration
• Corporate Compliance Law
• Corporate Law
• Energy Law
• Gaming Law
• Government Relations Practice
• Litigation – Banking & Finance

Minneapolis
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Patent Law

San Antonio
• Arbitration
• Banking and Finance Law
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Corporate Law
• Employment Law – Individuals
• Employment Law – Management
• Energy Law
• Labor Law – Management
• Labor Law – Union
• Litigation – Environmental
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Litigation – Patent
• Litigation – Trusts & Estates
• Real Estate Law
• Securities / Capital Markets Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 2
Ann Arbor
• Appellate Practice
• Litigation – Labor & Employment

Austin
• Environmental Law
• Litigation – Patent
• Securities / Capital Markets Law
• Water Law

Bloomfield Hills
• Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
• Securities Regulation

Chicago
• Insurance Law
• Land Use & Zoning Law

Dallas
• Employment Law – Management
• Litigation – Environmental
• Litigation – Labor & Employment

Detroit
• Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
• Litigation – Antitrust
• Litigation – Securities
• Real Estate Law

Grand Rapids
• Commercial Litigation
• Criminal Defense: General Practice
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar
• DUI/DWI Defense
• Employment Law – Management
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
• Real Estate Law

Lansing
• Banking and Finance Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Corporate Governance Law
• Public Finance Law

McAllen
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Litigation – Bankruptcy

Minneapolis
• Commercial Litigation
• Litigation – Banking & Finance
San Antonio
• Litigation – Banking & Finance
• Litigation – ERISA
• Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Litigation – Real Estate

METROPOLITAN TIER 3
Austin
• Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Patent Law
• Trademark Law

Dallas
• Appellate Practice
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar
• Insurance Law
Grand Rapids
• Family Law

Lansing
• Insurance Law
Lansing
• Litigation – Intellectual Property

San Antonio
• Mediation
• Oil & Gas Law
• Tax Law

About Dykema
Dykema serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues. Dykema lawyers and other professionals in 13 U.S. offices work in close partnership with clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement.

Foster Swift Named to Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List and Rated Tier 1 in 25 Practice Areas

Foster Swift was included in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list as a Tier 1 Law firm in 25 practice areas. Foster Swift’s Lansing office was awarded 20 Tier 1 ranked practice areas, with three more Tier 1 rankings going to their Grand Rapids office and two for the Southfield office.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. The process includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and review of additional information provided by law firms regarding demographic and background information on the firm and its attorneys. To be considered for inclusion on the list, law firms must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro area—Foster Swift had 46 lawyers named Best Lawyers for 2018.

Best Law Firms Ranks Brinks Gilson & Lione in Highest Tier in Patent, Trademark Law; Ann Arbor gets Nod for Patent Law

Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in their 2017 “Best Law Firms” list.

In the seventh annual edition of “Best Law Firms,” Brinks is ranked nationally in Tier 1, the highest level, in the category of Patent Law for the seventh year in a row, and in the category of Trademark Law for the fifth year in a row. Individual Brinks offices received top rankings at the metropolitan level, which encompasses 185 major U.S. markets. In Michigan, Brinks’ Ann Arbor office was ranked in Tier 1 in Patent Law.

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 feedback, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

To be eligible to participate in “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney who has received peer-review high enough to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers in America. For 2017, fifteen Brinks attorneys were honored with that designation.

The 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings are available at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

Nemeth Law again included on U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 list of “Best Law Firms”

Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has again been recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2017 list of “Best Law Firms.”

Nemeth Law is ranked Tier 1 in the metropolitan rankings in the category of employment law – management. The metropolitan rankings encompass 185 major U.S. markets.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. To be eligible for consideration as one of the “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.

In August, it was announced that Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. She was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation- Labor and Employment. It was Nemeth’s fifth year on the Best Lawyers’ list. She founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

More information on the 2017 “Best Law Firms” methodology is available here.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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Miller Canfield Named on U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms List

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” 2017 rankings.
Miller Canfield was recognized as a nationally tiered firm in 16 practice areas. The firm was also ranked among the highest in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, and the Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Troy. In all, Miller Canfield was recognized in 130 areas. A full list of the rankings can be found here.
“The rankings confirm that Miller Canfield delivers world class legal service in not just a handful of practice areas, or in one or two offices, but in literally every type of work we do, for every type of client we serve,” said Miller Canfield CEO Mike McGee.
Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, according to U.S. News & World Report, which also produces “Best Lawyers in America.” The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record.

U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers Again Rank Brinks Gilson & Lione Highest in Patent, Trademark Law for 2016

ANN ARBOR, MI—Dec. 11, 2015 – Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, and with offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit, has again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016.

The sixth edition of the annual Best Lawyers listing ranks Brinks nationally in its highest level at Tier 1 in the category of Patent Law for the sixth year in a row, and in Trademark Law for the fourth year in a row. Brinks Gilson & Lione also was ranked Tier 2 in Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Patent nationally, also for the fourth consecutive year.

In the metropolitan rankings, encompassing 185 major U.S. markets, Brinks’ Ann Arbor office achieved a Tier 1 designation for Patent Law, Brinks’ Chicago office is rated Tier 1 in Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law, and Brinks’ office in Research Triangle Park, N.C. earned a Tier 1 ranking for Biotechnology Law and Patent Law.

Thirteen Brinks attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Three of them—Allen R. Baum, William H. Frankel, and Steven L. Oberholtzer, office managing partner of the Ann Arbor office—also received ”Lawyer of the Year” recognition in their respective practice areas.

To be eligible to participate in the “Best Law Firms” submission process, a firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer-review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Peers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

The 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings are available at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

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Nemeth Law included on U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2016 list of “Best Law Firms”

Detroit, Mich. —Nov. 2, 2015— Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has been recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2016 list of “Best Law Firms.”

Nemeth Law is ranked Tier 1 in the metropolitan rankings in the category of employment law – management. The metropolitan rankings encompass 185 major U.S. markets.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. To be eligible for consideration as one of the “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.

In August, it was announced that Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., was again selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation- Labor and Employment. Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.
More information on the 2016 “Best Law Firms” methodology is available here.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law, mediation and arbitration and management consultation for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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Nemeth Law included on U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms”

Detroit, Mich. —Nov. 4, 2014— Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has been recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of “Best Law Firms.”

Nemeth Law is ranked Tier 1 in the metropolitan rankings in the category of employment law – management. The metropolitan rankings encompass 182 major U.S. markets in eight states.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. To be eligible for consideration as one of the “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.

In August, it was announced that Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation- Labor and Employment. Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm now has 12 attorneys and is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

More information on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings is available here.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law, mediation and arbitration and management consultation for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Ann Arbor office lands on U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers top tier list of U.S. law firms

ANN ARBOR – Nov. 3, 2014 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, the sixth-largest IP law firm in the United States, with Michigan offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of “Best Law Firms.”

Brinks is ranked nationally in Tier 1, the highest level ranking, in the category of Patent Law for the fifth year in a row, and in Tier 1 in the category of Trademark Law for the third year in a row. In the metropolitan rankings, encompassing 182 major U.S. markets in eight states, Brinks’ Ann Arbor office achieved a Tier 1 ranking for Litigation-Intellectual Property, Patent Law, and Trademark Law.

In August, it was announced that Ann Arbor Managing Partner Steven L. Oberholtzer and Ann Arbor shareholder, Eric J. Sosenko, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Oberholtzer was recognized in the area of patent law and Sosenko was recognized for intellectual property litigation, patent law and trademark law. Additionally, Sosenko was named The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 Ann Arbor patent law “Lawyer of the Year.”

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. To be eligible for consideration as one of the “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.

Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The firm’s lawyers, who have advanced degrees across all fields of technology and science, serve commercial clients, innovators and research universities in every technical field, including in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, agriculture, electrical and computer technologies, the mechanical arts, medical devices, green technology, and nanotechnology. In addition to Ann Arbor and Detroit, Brinks has offices in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; Salt Lake City and Indianapolis.

More information on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings is available here.

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Nemeth Law included as National Tier One firm on U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms”

Detroit, Mich. —Nov. 3, 2014— Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has been recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of “Best Law Firms.”

Nemeth Law is ranked tier one in the national rankings in the category of employment law – management. It is also ranked in the metropolitan rankings, encompassing 182 major U.S. markets in eight states, in tier two for labor law – management; and litigation – labor and employment.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. To be eligible for consideration as one of the “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.
In August, it was announced that Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015; she has been included on the list since 2010. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of employment law – management; labor law – management; and litigation- labor and employment. Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm now has 12 attorneys and is largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

More information on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings is available here.
About Nemeth Law, P.C.

Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law, mediation and arbitration and management consultation for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.