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Hodgson Russ Receives Top Tier National, Metropolitan Rankings in 2023 Best Law Firms Listings

Hodgson Russ Press Release
November 3, 2022

Hodgson Russ LLP was recognized for its “professional excellence” in multiple practice areas, by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2023 Best Law Firms list. In addition to four national-level rankings, Hodgson Russ received 30 first-tier rankings in the Albany, Buffalo, New York City, and Rochester metropolitan areas. The firm’s complete 2023 rankings are as follows:

National Tier 1

  • Trusts & Estates Law

National Tier 2

  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Tax Law

Metropolitan Tier 1: Albany

  • Public Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 1: Buffalo

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 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: New York City

  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 1: Rochester

  • Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 2: Albany

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care Law

Metropolitan Tier 2: Buffalo

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Patent

Metropolitan Tier 2: New York City

  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Tax

Metropolitan Tier 3: Albany

  • Employment Law – Management

Metropolitan Tier 3: Buffalo

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations as well as information provided by law firms. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 14,000 law firms ranked nationally and by metropolitan areas. Firms included in the 2023 Edition of "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers of America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.

Hodgson Russ LLP attorneys facilitate business transactions around the world. As a full service law firm, Hodgson Russ utilizes multidisciplinary work teams to meet clients’ specific, often complex needs. Clients include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Greensboro, Hackensack, New York, Palm Beach, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Toronto. To learn more, visit