The Business Lawyers: The premier independent guide to leading corporate & business attorneys across the United States

Since 2003, The Business Lawyers has been assisting potential clients identify leading corporate, business and M&A lawyers across the country, helping to make the selection of outside legal counsel more straightforward.

Each year we select just one leading business attorney in each state to appear in the directory. Our in-depth peer nomination, research and selection process is completely independent.

Every November, more than 60,000 nomination forms are distributed to business directors, in-house counsel, industry experts and lawyers in private practice nationwide. A shortlist for each state is formed based on the results of the peer nominations and our own independent research. The team then asses the shortlisted lawyers based on 8 key performance indicators, before a final selection is made for each state.

To assist potential clients, we provide a detailed profile of each lawyer in the guide, highlighting their expertise and experience, an overview of their firm, its business law practice and full contact information.

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