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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

19 National Rankings & 31 Metro Rankings | Website


General Information


Sullivan & Worcester LLP is nationally ranked in 19 practice areas and regionally ranked in 31 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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National rankings:
Gold Badges Tier 1 in Corporate Law
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About Our Clients

Select Clients

  • Alcobra Pharma
  • American DG Energy Inc.
  • American Tower Corporation
  • Ares Management
  • Attunity Ltd.
  • Bank of America
  • ClickSoftware
  • Deutsche Bank AG, New York
  • DivcoWest
  • Ernst & Young U.S. LLP
  • Fidelity Management & Research Company
  • HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • IGT
  • Iron Moutain Incorporated
  • John Hancock Financial Services
  • Level 3 Communications, Inc.
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Novaya Real Estate Ventures
  • Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Tecogen
  • The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland PLC
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Westbrook Partners

Selected Client Comments

Banking and Finance Law

Sullivan & Worcester has an excellent structured finance practice. They are knowledgeable, cost effective, and timely; with good business sense as well.

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Mutual Funds Law

I have worked with a number of '40 Act law firms since I entered the business in the mid 1980's, and there is none better in any way than Sullivan & Worcester.

Thomas J. Westerfield Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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Corporate Law

Sullivan & Worcester attorneys have unparalleled expertise. They are efficient and responsive; they keep their eye on getting the deal done as the clients desire.

Jeff Taylor Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Sullivan & Worcester is a great firm with extremely capable attorneys; very responsive and provide great advice.

Stephen Darr Mesirow Financial Consulting LLC

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Commercial Litigation

Harry Rimm at Sullivan & Worcester understands the specific constraints which may apply to a foreign company involved in US litigation. He is skilled at explaining the litigation process and the tactical choices to foreign customers who may not be familiar with the US court system and procedures.

Stéphane Lettner Nestlé Waters

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Environmental Law

I have worked with Jeffrey Karp at Sullivan & Worcester for many years. His knowledge of the environmental business and partnering with both the client and their consultant to address the client's needs are unparalleled in my 35 years of experience; which includes working with many attorneys and law firms. His attention to the client's needs and providing timely legal advice cognizant of his client's business needs and stressors have been important for the long-term client relationships we have shared.

Robert Stetkar Golder Associates, Inc.

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Water Law

Jerry Muys of Sullivan & Worcester is very proficient in all aspects of the federal Clean Water Act and state laws in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Litigation - Environmental

Sullivan & Worcester is known for having attorneys that are well-versed in all aspects of environmental law and litigation. In this regard, the support of Jerry Muys in our work has been invaluable.

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Banking and Finance Law

Sullivan & Worcester is one of the most knowledgeable, professional firms with which I've ever done business. They've always represented my firm's interests extremely well, while at the same time being extremely client-friendly.

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Commercial Litigation

I worked with Sullivan & Worcester's George Richardson regarding an employment separation. I found his knowledge of the financial industry and securities regulations to be outstanding. He also has a sharp legal mind. Both George and the firm are very user friendly in terms of responsiveness and knowledge base.

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Mutual Funds Law

The lawyers I work with at Sullivan & Worcester are knowledgeable in the applicable law. They have developed a keen understanding of my business needs and are responsive and available when I need them.

Philip McLoughlin Virtus Funds and Virtus Variable Insurance Trust

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Litigation - Environmental

Sullivan & Worcester's working knowledge of CERCLA has effectuated significant, positive results.

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Tax Law

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work closely with trusted individuals at Sullivan &Worcester. I consider my interactions with S&W as one of the best attributes of my position.

Patrick Fiel Equinix, Inc.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

They are thorough without being alarmists. We have been using Sullivan & Worcester for years, and they always come through. They are highly recommended!

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Real Estate Law

I work extensively with the real estate team at Sullivan & Worcester and have the utmost confidence in the work they do; they are always very responsive to my requests.

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Tax Law

For transactions and mergers and acquisitions as well as the technical compliance with specialized REIT qualification rules, I don't believe there are smarter tax attorneys than at Sullivan & Worcester.

David Hegarty Senior Housing Properties Trust

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Banking and Finance Law

I have enjoyed a long relationship with two of Sullivan & Worcester’s structured finance and securitization partners and find them to be very knowledgeable; they have good presence with clients and opposing counsel. I can recommend them without reservation.

Dennis Knitowski Union Bank

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Water Law

The attorneys Sullivan & Worcester are very focused on the real world issues dealing with the subject of water law. They are particularly diligent without creating tension or making folks uncomfortable. Their skill is superb. The experience was very satisfactory.

Donald Elisburg Consultant

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Firm Leadership

Joel R. Carpenter
Managing Partner