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U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Honor Nutter as a Leading National Law Firm in 2023 ‘Best Law Firms’ Survey

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Nutter for legal excellence in 16 practice areas nationally and in the top tier for Boston in 20 areas in its 2023 “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was named 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 numerous strategic practice areas. Nutter also earned a Tier 1 ranking in Trademark Law in Boston for the first time.

Nutter was selected 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Southeastern / Cape and Islands Region

  •  Land Use & Zoning Law

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

Additionally, Nutter was ranked in Boston in the following categories: Tier 2: Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Tier 3: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Venture Capital Law.

View Nutter’s complete rankings.

Now in its 13th 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, 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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