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U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Honor Nutter as a Leading National Law Firm in 2021 ‘Best Law Firms’ Survey

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Nutter for legal excellence in 14 practice areas nationally and in the top tier for Boston in 17 areas in its 2021 “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was ranked in the national Tier 1 category for Land Use & Zoning Law and received national acknowledgement in multiple strategic practice areas. Additionally, Nutter earned numerous Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings, including for Corporate Law and Financial Services Regulation Law for the first time.

Nutter was selected as 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
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Employment Law – Management
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation 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 was named in multiple national Tier 2 rankings, including Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Patent Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law; Tier 3: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Equipment Finance Law. Nutter was also ranked in Boston in the following categories: Tier 2: Equipment Finance Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Nonprofit / Charities Law; Tier 3: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Employment Law – Individuals, and Trademark Law.

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Now in its 11th 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.

Earlier this year, Best Lawyers selected 61 Nutter attorneys for inclusion in its The Best Lawyers in America © 2021 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists. Recipients are selected based on an annual peer-review survey, which Best Lawyers has conducted for over 25 years and is now based on more than 6.7 million votes.

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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