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Nutter Selected as a Leading Nationwide Law Firm in The Legal 500 United States 2024

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Nutter is pleased to be inaugurally recognized in The Legal 500’s 2024 United States edition, with rankings in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Middle-Market (sub-$500m) and Real Estate - Land Use/Zoning. Nutter was also listed as a “Firm to Watch” in Real Estate.

Client feedback cited by Legal 500 described Nutter with “innate dealmaking instincts [that] puts them significantly ahead of other firms I have worked with on transactions.” Additional feedback noted that Nutter attorneys are an “exceptionally talented team, with strong legal expertise and creativity” and “highly responsive, expert, commercial, pragmatic, prudent, reliable, creative, and candid, with unique ability to explain very complex matters in simple terms to clients.” The guide praised Nutter for its capabilities to “cut through challenging legal and business issues to focus on what matters.” View Nutter’s complete rankings.

Published by London-based Legalease Ltd., Legal 500 has for more than 30 years analyzed the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year. Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 150 jurisdictions based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who as described by Legalease “have unrivalled experience in the legal market.’’ These rankings further underscore the impressive accolades earned by these departments as Nutter continues to bolster its national platform and strengthen its capabilities in key practices and industries.

Nutter’s Corporate Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s attorneys advise on significant transactions in every major industry sector, including technology, life sciences, banking, professional services, real estate, energy, medical devices, health care, and manufacturing. Nutter’s corporate practice handles the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, tender offers, and proxy contests.

Nutter’s renowned Development, Land Use and Permitting practice group’s platform is comprised of the expertise, resources, and tools necessary to meet the ever-changing needs and opportunities of marquee real estate clients. Nutter attorneys take pride in, and its clients appreciate, the firm’s cross-sector real estate platform. The Development, Land Use and Permitting practice is highly regarded as a result of the firm’s deep understanding, comprehensive service offering, and tenured experience advising the unique needs of clients from all sectors of the economy. Nutter understands the thinking of state and local officials, lenders, and other key players in the development process because its attorneys have represented each of these parties in different transactions. Members of the Nutter real estate team have often been asked to assist in the drafting of local and state laws regarding land use which has deepened the firm’s understanding of the unique land use concerns that relate to wetlands, stormwater, solid waste, traffic, and similar issues.

Nutter’s Real Estate Department provides expertise on a wide range of legal challenges surrounding all types of real estate, including the most complex transactions and developments. The team has broad experience covering real estate transactional and finance work, as well as related entitlement, land use, and environmental matters. Owners, operators, lenders, developers, tenants and others involved in real estate transactions frequently turn to Nutter for legal advice and services. In 2023, Nutter’s national real estate practice managed 330 commercial property acquisitions and dispositions; oversaw permitting for 220+ real estate developments; worked on 2255+ real estate leases across asset classes, and handled 180+ real estate loans.

About Nutter
Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, entrepreneurs, institutions, and foundations, across the country and the world. The firm’s corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, employment, tax, and private client practices are national in scope. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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