Barack Ferrazzano congratulates 14 partners named to the 25th edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in America in Chicago for 2019. The Best Lawyers® list includes a "Lawyer of the Year" recognition as well as those who have been recognized for more than a decade (in bold).

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

Lawyer of the Year - Chicago

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

Banking and Finance Law

  • John E. Freechack
  • Dennis R. Wendte

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • William J. Barrett

Commercial Litigation

  • Edward F. Malone

Corporate Law

  • Peter J. Barack

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • Donald L. Norman

Financial Services Regulation Law

  • John E. Freechack

Franchise Law

  • Sarah M. Bernstein
  • Lloyd "Buddy" Ferguson

Litigation - Real Estate

  • Howard J. Kirschbaum

Real Estate Law

  • Mark J. Beaubien
  • Suzanne Bessette-Smith
  • Jeremy T. Bunnow
  • Dennis A. Ferrazzano
  • Howard J. Kirschbaum
  • Howard A. Nagelberg

About U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The annual list is a guide to the country's top attorneys and represents those most nominated and voted on by their peers in 79 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.

For more information and to learn about the methodology used by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in America click here.

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