BFKN has been recognized in the Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms" list for 2024. The 14th edition of the Best Law Firms® list recognizes more than 15,000 firms and also marks the first time in more than a decade that the research produced is hosted independently by Best Lawyers®. The research process consisted of surveying almost 100,000 client references, over 23,000 lawyer evaluations of competitor firms, and interviews with over 500 managing partners and practice area chairs. Listed firms are recognized for professional excellence, with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers based on a rigorous evaluation process. 

Many of the firm’s practices have been acknowledged on both the national and metropolitan levels, with 10 national and 12 metropolitan rankings for 2024. BFKN is proud to be recognized in the following areas:


  • Advertising Law (Tier 2)
  • Banking and Finance Law (Tier 2)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 2)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 3)
  • Corporate Law (Tier 3)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 3)
  • Financial Services Regulation Law (Tier 1)
  • Franchise Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation - Real Estate (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 2)

Metropolitan Chicago

  • Advertising Law (Tier 1)
  • Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
  • Corporate Law (Tier 1)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 1)
  • Financial Services Regulation Law (Tier 1)
  • Franchise Law (Tier 1)
  • Insurance Law (Tier 2)
  • Litigation - Real Estate (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 1)

Metropolitan Minneapolis

  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 3)

To visit BFKN's Best Law Firms® profile, click here.

In August, 46 BFKN attorneys were named by The Best Lawyers in America® 2024. In a record year, the firm’s recognition includes 30 partners named in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and 16 attorneys (7 partners & 9 associates) named in the 4th edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. The Ones to Watch list recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. 

To learn more about BFKN's The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch rankings, click here

About Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers®  has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. To be eligible for recognition in the Best Law Firms® rankings, a firm must have a lawyer included in the current Best Lawyers® edition for that specific practice area and metro combination. Best Lawyers® rankings are rated 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 learn about Best Law Firms® and its methodology, visit the link below:

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