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Hodgson Russ Earns Top Honors in U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” Report

Press Release
November 13, 2017

Hodgson Russ LLP, one of the country’s preeminent law firms providing business-focused legal counsel to market-leading and emerging enterprises, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals across the United States, Canada, and the world, has earned prestigious Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in 27 categories on the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” list. On the national level, Hodgson Russ earned Tier 2 rankings for Tax Law and Litigation – Tax, and Tier 3 in Health Care Law and in Trusts & Estates Law. This is the fifth year in a row the firm has ranked nationally in numerous practice areas.

Best Lawyers is a peer-review publication focused on the legal profession and is the nation’s oldest publication of its kind. “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations and information provided by law firms. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally and by metropolitan areas.

Hodgson Russ’s complete 2018 rankings are as follows:

Metropolitan Tier 1 - Buffalo

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA)
  • Employment Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 1 - Albany

  • Public Finance Law
  • Banking and Finance Law

Metropolitan Tier 1 - New York City

  • Tax Law

Metropolitan Tier 2 - Buffalo

  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Environmental Law

Metropolitan Tier 2 - Albany

  • Corporate Law

Metropolitan Tier 2 - New York City

  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Trusts & Estates Law

National Tier 2

  • Litigation – Tax Law
  • Tax Law

National Tier 3

  • Health Care Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. The firm practices in every major area of law and uses multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in Buffalo, New York City, Albany, and Saratoga Springs, New York; Toronto, Ontario; and Palm Beach, Florida.

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