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Verrill Dana Ranked Nationally for Health Care by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

November 16, 2017 Press Releases

(November 16, 2017) – Verrill Dana ranked nationally for its Health Care practice (Tier 2) and in 55 practice areas based on geography by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Verrill Dana was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the following metropolitan practice areas:

Augusta, Maine
• Government Relations Practice

Boston
• Commercial Litigation
• Corporate Law
• Family Law
• Healthcare Law
• Litigation Bankruptcy
• Trust & Estates Law

Portland, Maine
• Administrative / Regulatory 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
• Construction Law
• Copyright Law
• Corporate Governance Law
• Corporate Law
• Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
• Employment Law – Management
• Energy Law
• Energy Regulatory Law
• Environmental Law
• Family Law
• Government Relations Practice
• Healthcare Law
• Immigration Law
• Labor Law – Management
• Land Use & Zoning Law
• Litigation – Bankruptcy
• Litigation – Construction
• Litigation – Environmental
• Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
• Litigation – Patent
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Litigation – Trust & Estates
• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Mergers & Acquisitions Law
• Natural Resources Law
• Non-Profit / Charities Law
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Real Estate Law
• Securities / Capital Markets Law
• Securities Regulation
• Sports Law
• Tax Law
• Trademark Law
• Trusts & Estates Law
• Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Stamford, Conn. (Metropolitan area covering the firm's Westport, Conn. Office)
• Commercial Litigation
• Environmental Law
• Commercial Litigation

About "Best Law Firms": The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

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