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Olshan Recognized as “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® for Securities/Capital Markets, Real Estate, Advertising, Employment Law, Trusts & Estates and Employee Benefits

November 1, 2017


Madelaine Miller Strauss, J.D.
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Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced the following rankings from U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2018:

  • Securities/Capital Markets Law - “Tier 1” in both National and New York City Metropolitan
  • Advertising Law - “Tier 1” in both National and New York City Metropolitan
  • Real Estate Law - “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan and “Tier 2” in National
  • Trusts & Estates - “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan
  • Employment Law / Management - “Tier 2” in New York City Metropolitan
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law -  “Tier 3” in New York City Metropolitan

Steve Wolosky, co-chair of Olshan’s Shareholder Activism practice, noted that, “It is gratifying that clients acknowledge our Securities/Capital Markets practice as among the best both across the U.S. and in New York.  Olshan’s shareholder activist practice is a significant driver of the firm’s Securities/Capital Markets practice, and is consistently lauded by industry leaders as the premier practice in shareholder activism.”  He continued, “Additionally, our core Securities/Capital Markets practice is known for experienced and practical counsel to issuers, sponsors and underwriters in significant equity and debt securities and alternative investment structures, including IPOs, secondary and follow-on offerings, convertible and high-yield debt offerings, PIPEs, registered direct offerings, stock buybacks, SPACs and Rule 144A/Regulation S private placements.”

Thomas D. Kearns a partner in Olshan’s Real Estate Law practice commented, “We are honored to receive this affirmation from clients and peers as leaders in all of the recognized practices both nationally and in New York.” He continued, “Our firm is a unique standout in consistently producing outstanding client results across the board in high-stakes matters which clients clearly recognize and appreciate.”

Olshan has been consistently recognized as one of the premier mid-sized law firms in the country, including being honored as a top 20 midsize law firm in The National Law Journal’s "2016 Midsize Hot List” and inclusion in the National Law Journal’s “NLJ 500” list.  Other recent accolades include the selection of 39 lawyers to Super Lawyers® 2017 New York Metro; the naming of five attorneys to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018; selection by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading law firm in Real Estate Law and General Commercial Litigation and recognition of five attorneys in their respective practice areas; selection by Legal 500 United States 2017 as a leading firm in Advertising and Marketing and recognition of four partners as key individuals in Advertising and Marketing law; and consistent top rankings across the board for Olshan’s Shareholder Activism practice in every league table and publication that covers shareholder activism, including The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with FactSet SharkRepellent, Activist Insight Monthly and Thomson Reuters’ Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard.

Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

About Olshan

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities.  Olshan’s clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide.  Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law, equity investment and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm’s lawyers.

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