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Real Estate Law Firm Fried Frank Named Number One for Seventh Consecutive Year

By Allison Halliday | July 11, 2016 recently released its Law Practice Area Rankings for 2017, offering deeper insight into the legal industry. The report examines how associates rate peer firms in areas such as real estate law.

Associates from around the country voted for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as the strongest firm for real estate law. This is the seventh consecutive year the firm has been named number one. According to survey respondents, Fried Frank was viewed as being “very prestigious” and is a “real estate powerhouse” and the “best in real estate.”

Matt Moody, Law Editor at Vault said “It’s not surprising that Fried Frank tops our real estate rankings. The firm is involved in some of the largest real estate deals in the country. In the last year alone, Fried Frank attorneys counseled on the acquisition of 11 Madison Avenue, the largest single building deal in New York City history, and on the Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in US history.”


Vault Practice Area Rankings are determined by the votes of more than 18,000 associates. The associates are asked to vote for up to 3 firms they consider strongest in their own practice area, but they are not allowed to vote for their own firm. Vault’s rankings are for the firms that received the highest percentage of votes from the respondents in this survey.

The top 10 law firms for real estate law are:
1.      Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
2.      Greenberg Traurig
3.      Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
4.      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
5.      DLA Piper
6.      Paul Hastings
7.      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
8.      Latham & Watkins
9.      Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis
10.  Goulston & Storrs

You can view the complete rankings for the 20 Best Law Firms for Anti-trust law and the rest of the Vault Law Practice Area Rankings by clicking here.

Vault provides the most comprehensive resource for employer, university and internship program rankings, ratings and insight. Vault’s influential rankings and reviews are sourced directly from surveys of professionals and students and evaluate schools, companies and internships in terms of prestige, diversity, quality of life, compensation and other categories including the best place to work. Vault provides users with in-depth information on industries and employers, interviews and available jobs and internships. It also partners with employers to help build their brands and to assist with recruiting efforts.

Allison Halliday is a Realty Biz News contributing writer. She handles International Real Estate and is a seasoned blogger.
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