Barack Ferrazzano congratulates the 30 attorneys named by Best Lawyers® in 2021. In a record year, the Firm’s recognition includes 24 partners named in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© and 6 associates named in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. The Ones to Watch list recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. This year’s edition also includes a “Lawyer of the Year” accolade, a distinction awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback in a specific practice area and geographic region.

For over 30 years, Best Lawyers has utilized the same transparent methodology based entirely on peer review to rank leading lawyers across the country. Its 27th publication highlights the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the United States based on more than 8 million evaluations, recognizing just over 65,000 attorneys in 147 practice areas. Partners of the Firm who have been selected for more than a decade are indicated in bold below.  

We congratulate the following attorneys on being recognized by their peers:

2021 Lawyer of the Year - Chicago, IL

  • Howard J. Kirschbaum - Real Estate Law
    (Previously received this honor in 2014 & 2019)

2021 Best Lawyers - Austin, TX

  • Lloyd "Buddy" E. Ferguson - Franchise Law

2021 Best Lawyers - Chicago, IL

  • Peter J. Barack - Corporate Law
  • William J. Barrett - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Mark J. Beaubien - Real Estate Law
  • Sarah M. Bernstein - Franchise Law
  • Suzanne Bessette-Smith - Real Estate Law
  • Jeremy T. Bunnow - Real Estate Law
  • Brett A. Feinberg - Real Estate Law
  • Dennis A. Ferrazzano - Real Estate Law
  • Robert M. Fleetwood - Financial Services Regulation Law
  • John E. Freechack - Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Howard J. Kirschbaum - Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Alexander Lourie - Corporate Law
  • Joshua W. Mahoney - Commercial Litigation
  • Edward F. Malone - Commercial Litigation
  • Donald L. Norman, Jr. - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Charles E. Picton - Real Estate Law
  • Julie K. Rademaker - Real Estate Law
  • Nathan Q. Rugg - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Maile Hitomi Solís - Commercial Litigation; Franchise Law
  • James R. Vogler - Franchise Law
  • Dennis R. Wendte - Banking and Finance Law
  • Thomas M. Williams - Advertising Law
  • Steven J. Yatvin - Franchise Law

2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch - Chicago, IL – Inaugural Edition

  • Michael Educate - Commercial Litigation
  • Katherine Fritzi Getz - Corporate Law
  • Andrew J. Gordon - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Kait E. Kelly - Corporate Law
  • Alice Lin - Real Estate Law
  • Ashley B. Mahoney - Real Estate Law

To learn more about Barack Ferrazzano's The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch rankings, visit: https://www.bestlawyers.com/search?firmId=31997&firmName=Barack%20Ferrazzano%20Kirschbaum%20&%20Nagelberg%20LLP&filters=lawyer&page=1

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers has become the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, universally regarded as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The annual Best Lawyers in America list is a guide to the country’s top attorneys and represents those most nominated and voted on by their peers in specialty areas of law. Rankings are rated on a vigorous 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. Best Lawyers peer-reviewed listings are now published in almost 75 countries around the world.

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