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U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Recognize Nutter as a Leading National Law Firm in 2022 ‘Best Law Firms’ Survey

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have selected Nutter for legal excellence in 17 practice areas nationally and in the top tier for Boston in 20 areas in its 2022 “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was honored in the national Tier 1 category for Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom Energy), and also earned national acknowledgement in multiple strategic practice areas. Nutter received numerous Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings, including in Equipment Finance Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Nonprofit / Charities Law in Boston and Land Use & Zoning Law in the Southeastern / Cape and Islands Region for the first time.

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


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


  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Southeastern / Cape and Islands Region

  • Land Use & Zoning Law

Nutter was ranked in multiple national Tier 2 categories, including Banking and Finance Law, Environmental Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Environmental, Patent Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law; Tier 3: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Trademark Law.

In addition, Nutter was recognized in Boston in the following categories: Tier 2: Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Trademark Law; Tier 3: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).

View Nutter’s complete rankings. 

Now in its 12th edition, the U.S. News & World Report and 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, early stage entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s business and finance, 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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