Brooks Pierce Receives 35 Tier-One Rankings in 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms"

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Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 35 of its practice areas received tier-one rankings in their respective metropolitan areas in the 2017 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."

Twenty-seven of the firm’s practice areas received a tier-one ranking in Greensboro, with Business Organizations and Commercial Transactions/UCC Law joining the list of 25 top-ranked practice areas in 2016. In Raleigh, eight of the firm’s practice areas received a tier-one ranking, up from seven a year ago, with the addition of Litigation – Intellectual Property.

“We feel honored to once again have so many of our practice areas be recognized as among the best,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “Brooks Pierce prides itself on taking on very complex legal issues and finding successful, and often innovative, solutions for our clients. It is very humbling to see our efforts and achievements receive this kind of recognition from our clients and our peers.”

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys and a review of information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Firms are only eligible for a ranking in a particular practice if at least one lawyer is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area. More information on the “Best Law Firms” methodology can be found at

Brooks Pierce practice areas that received a tier-one ranking in the Greensboro and Raleigh metropolitan areas include:


  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law


  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property  
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

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