Chambers USA Band 2 Ranking (Ohio)
For more than a decade, Calfee has been ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel. In 2018, Chambers USA researchers reported that clients praised Calfee's Corporate/M&A group for “its high level of knowledge and sophistication...They provide big-league legal service at medium market rates. It's good value for our money, and more importantly, they are trusted advisers.”
Chambers researchers further stated that Calfee's Corporate and Capital Markets group is “an impressive team with a strong track record across a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, acting on behalf of public and private businesses and financial institutions. Areas of excellence include M&A, securities offerings and private equity and venture capital fund formation. [They] also offer notable capital markets expertise, with particular strengths in acting for underwriters."
In 2018, Chambers USA researchers report that Calfee's Litigation group is known for frequently advising on "plaintiff and defense-side commercial litigation matters, offering considerable strengths in securities, product liability, antitrust and construction disputes... [they also offer] experience in criminal litigation, defending a range of individuals and businesses facing regulatory enforcement actions. [They act] for clients in sectors including healthcare, financial services and manufacturing."
U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings
Calfee was selected for inclusion in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S.News –Best Lawyers in America in the following areas:
- Corporate Law (National Tier 1 and Metropolitan Tier 1 Cleveland and Columbus)
- Securities Regulation (National Tier 3 and Metropolitan Tier 1 Cleveland)
- Corporate Compliance Law (Metropolitan Tier 2 Cleveland)
- Corporate Governance Law (Metropolitan Tier 2 Cleveland)
- Securities/Capital Markets Law (National Tier 3 and Metropolitan Tier 1 Cleveland)
- Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation (National and Metropolitan Cleveland rankings)
Benchmark Litigation Rankings
Calfee has been selected for inclusion by Benchmark Litigation 2018 as a "Recommended" litigation firm in Ohio. Several of Calfee's Litigation attorneys have been ranked as Leading Litigators by Benchmark Litigation 2018.
IFLR1000 Elite DealMakers Rankings
Calfee was ranked in the IFLR1000 United States Guide to USA's Leading Financial & Corporate Law Firms "Elite Dealmakers" 2018 in the areas of Capital Markets (Recommended) and Corporate and M&A (Tier 2). Clients responding to the IFLR1000 survey reported the following:
"Calfee solves problems. They have a deep bench with complete understanding of clients' needs. They are focused, hardworking and get the job done. They are competitively priced."
“Calfee, Halter & Griswold consistently goes above and beyond on providing sound counsel to our company. They are extremely responsive and even work on the weekends when an acquisition is ready to close. They anticipate our needs and will suggest alternative methods for solving legal issues. We are lucky to have them represent us."
"Calfee is a sophisticated law firm with good depth across many practice areas. The lawyers have a strong sense of client service and are responsive to our needs."
"Second to none. We have used every major law firm in the market and no one has the depth of expertise and high level of service."
"They are excellent. I would recommend them. We have not used them significantly before this past year, and the work we used them for was M&A and IP assistance. They have been an impressive law firm to work with."
"Calfee is an excellent law firm. Their lawyers are extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to work with."