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U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Rank Nutter as a Top National Law Firm in 2020 "Best Law Firms" Survey

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Boston, MA – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have ranked Nutter nationally in 14 practice areas and in the top tier for Boston in 15 areas in its 2020 “Best Law Firms” survey. Nutter was ranked in the national Tier 1 category for Land Use & Zoning Law in addition to recognition nationally across strategic practice areas. The firm received multiple Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings, including Litigation – Labor & Employment, Patent Law, and Privacy and Data Security Law, which were recognized in the top tier for the first time. Nutter also earned recognition for Patent Law nationally and Trademark Law in Boston for the first time.

Nutter was named a top-tier firm in the following practice categories:

Land Use & Zoning Law

Banking and Finance Law 
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation 
Criminal Defense: White-Collar 
Employment Law – Management 
Environmental Law 
Land Use & Zoning Law 
Litigation – Environmental 
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Patent Law
Privacy and Data Security Law
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 
Real Estate Law 
Tax Law 
Trusts & Estates Law

Nutter also received numerous National Tier 2 rankings, including Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates Law; Tier 3: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, and Patent Law. In addition, Nutter was recognized in Boston in the following categories: Tier 2: Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Nonprofit/Charities Law; Tier 3: Employment Law – Individuals and Trademark Law.

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Now in its 10th 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, as well as additional information that was provided by the law firms as a part of the formal submission process.

Earlier this year, Best Lawyers selected 44 Nutter attorneys for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © 2020 list. Nutter’s high rankings reflect demonstrated excellence in professional law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

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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 lawyers are known for their client-centric approach and extensive experience in business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates. Co-founded in 1879 by Louis D. Brandeis, who later became a renowned justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Nutter is dedicated to helping companies prosper in today’s competitive business environment. For more information, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Heather Merton 

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