Best Lawyers Best Law Firms has named Goodwin the Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Firm of the Year and recognized the firm across 54 practice areas in the 2024 edition of the annual guide. Best Lawyers Best Law Firms highly ranked Goodwin in 45 national categories and 90 regional categories, reinforcing the effectiveness of Goodwin’s capital-meets-innovation platform and unparalleled ability to meet the needs of clients throughout the entire corporate life cycle.
Goodwin was named Law Firm of the Year for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law in the United States for 2024, as only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked practice areas is designated as the Law Firm of the Year. The firm received the award based on feedback from clients and peers.
Goodwin’s Private Equity practice bridges Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and includes the depth of the firm’s nationally-recognized private equity and growth equity practices focused on the middle market across the country. With a team of over 400 attorneys, the firm represents early through late-stage investors and companies, lenders and financial institutions across the full life cycle of their investments and financings, including venture capital, growth equity, add-on acquisitions, re-financings, dividend recaps, leveraged buyouts and exits.
Goodwin was named the top law firm in the Advisor to Company and Advisor to Firm categories for all private equity stages based on deal count in the Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Legal Advisory League Tables for H1 2023. Mergermarket also named Goodwin the top law firm by deal count of H1 2023 for global and European private equity buyouts.
In addition to regional rankings across Goodwin’s US offices, the firm received several National Tier 1 rankings, including:
- Appellate Practice
- Banking and Finance Law
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Copyright Law
- Corporate Law
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
- Financial Services Regulation Law
- Land Use and Zoning Law
- Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
- Litigation – Banking and Finance
- Litigation – Environmental
- Litigation – Intellectual Property
- Litigation – Patent
- Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
- Litigation – Securities
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
- Mergers and Acquisitions Law
- Mining Law
- Mutual Funds Law
- Patent Law
- Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
- Real Estate Law
- Technology Law
- Venture Capital Law
For the complete list of Goodwin’s results, visit Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2024.