For several years, Calfee has been recognized for providing high quality legal service by clients and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel. In 2019, the firm was recognized in seven practice areas: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, General Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment and Real Estate. In addition to the firm rankings, 22 of the firm’s attorneys were ranked individually as leaders in their respective fields.
Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019 ranked Calfee's Estate and Succession Planning and Administration group a "Leading Law Firm" in Private Wealth Law in Ohio. Two of the group's attorneys were individually ranked as leaders in Private Wealth Law in Ohio.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings
Calfee earned 13 National Rankings and 36 Metropolitan Rankings (Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati) in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” report published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” listings 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.
Fifty-three Calfee attorneys were recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence and serves as a resource for both lawyers and consumers in search of legal talent nationwide. Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.
Two Calfee attorneys have been recognized as 2020 “Lawyers of the Year,” a designation presented annually to a single attorney in each practice area and metropolitan area.
The International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000
Calfee earned recognition in four practice areas in the 2020 IFLR 1000 law firm and attorney rankings lists: Banking, Capital Markets, M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency. Four Calfee Partners were recognized as "Highly Regarded Attorneys" in the state of Ohio.
The International Financial Law Review 1000 Guide recognizes the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. IFLR1000 has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal directory dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work.
Benchmark Litigation ranked Calfee a “Recommended” litigation law firm in Ohio in 2020. Eleven Calfee attorneys were selected for inclusion to the Benchmark Litigation 2020 guide and two attorneys were selected for inclusion to the "40 & Under Hot List."
The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.
Ohio Super Lawyers
Twenty-eight Calfee attorneys were selected for inclusion to the 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars lists. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice. Each attorney listed in Ohio Super Lawyers has been chosen by their peers as being among the best in their profession.
BTI Brand Elite
Calfee has been named to the BTI Brand Elite 2019 listing, ranking the firm in the top 20% of all law firms for providing premium-worthy value. The BTI Brand Elite list is compiled based on in-depth interviews with close to 700 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Calfee also received this recognition in 2018.
Cincy Leading Lawyers
Eleven Calfee attorneys were named 2019 Cincy Leading Lawyers. Hundreds of members of Greater Cincinnati’s legal community nominated colleagues for this honor, specifying a particular strength and area of practice for each nominated attorney, and a jury of peers made the final selections. Now in its 15th year of publication, Cincy Leading Lawyers recognizes the Tristate’s best lawyers annually in Cincy Magazine’s most popular issue, “The Power 100.”
“Green +” Certification
The Cleveland Calfee Building was awarded “Green +” certification through 2018 from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association for its energy savings, recycling, and sustainability practices. “Green +” is the highest certification awarded by the CMBA’s Green Initiative Committee.
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