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

November 1, 2018


Madelaine Miller Strauss
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Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced the following rankings from U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2019: 

  • 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
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law - “Tier 2” in New York City Metropolitan

Steve Wolosky, co-chair of Olshan’s Shareholder Activism practice, noted that, “Acknowledgment as a “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” for Securities/Capital Markets Law both in New York and nationally is an honor that’s driven significantly by our shareholder activist practice, which is consistently recognized as the premier practice in the country.” 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 pleased to once again be recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers as a “Best Law Firm” across the firm’s key practice areas. This recognition, among many others, confirms Olshan’s strong depth of talent and position in the market as a leading mid-size firm.”

Olshan has been consistently recognized as one of the premier mid-sized law firms in the country, including selection of 37 lawyers for Super Lawyers® 2018 New York Metro, selection of six attorneys to The Best Lawyers in America 2019; recognition by The Legal 500 US 2018 as a recommended Leading Firm in M&A/ Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance and Media, Technology and Telecoms: Advertising and Marketing, and individual recognition of five lawyers; recognition by Chambers 2018 USA Guide as a leading law firm in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory Nationwide and individual recognition of four attorneys; and 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. Olshan’s Shareholder Activism Practice has consistently received top rankings across the board in every league table and publication that covers shareholder activism, including The Deal, FactSet SharkRepellent, Thomson Reuters’ Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard and Activist Insight Monthly.

Firms included in the 2019 "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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