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Best Lawyers Recognizes Nutter for Legal Excellence in 2024 ‘Best Law Firms’ Survey

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Best Lawyers has selected Nutter as a leading law firm in 14 practice areas nationally and in the top tier for Boston in 20 areas in its 2024 “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was honored in the national Tier 1 category for Financial Services Regulation Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), in addition to receiving national acknowledgement across multiple strategic practice areas. Nutter was newly ranked in Tier 1 in Litigation – Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions Law in Boston. The firm also earned recognition in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Real Estate in New York for the first time.

Nutter was ranked as a Tier 1 firm in the following practice categories:


  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom Energy)


  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Southeastern / Cape and Islands Region

  • Land Use & Zoning Law

Nutter was named in numerous national Tier 2 categories, including Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Patent Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trademark Law, and Trusts & Estates Law.

Additionally, Nutter was ranked in Boston in the following categories: Tier 2: Litigation – Labor & Employment; Tier 3: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Patent, and Venture Capital Law. The firm was selected in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Real Estate in Tier 3 in New York.

View Nutter’s complete rankings.

Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are the result of a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from other leading attorneys in the field, and additional information that was provided by the law firms as a part of the formal submission process.

About Nutter
Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates practices are national in scope. The firm was co-founded in 1879 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, before his appointment to the Court. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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