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Goodwin is nationally ranked in 42 practice areas and regionally ranked in 86 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Mutual Funds Law

Goodwin is best in class with respect to fund representation (both private and public funds), and our asset management business as a whole. The attorneys at Goodwin are our most trusted counsel on virtually every matter. We appreciate their incredible expertise and rely on them greatly.

Michael Votto Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors

Biotechnology Law

Goodwin is the best law firm that I have worked with in my 20+ years in biotechnology. They provide a very unique blend of outstanding legal advice and business advice.

Jeff Farrow Global Blood Therapeutics

Biotechnology Law

As a long-term Goodwin client, I continue to be impressed with not only the firm's legal expertise, but also with the very good business advice and judgement. The level of industry knowledge is unsurpassed and the level of responsiveness is tremendous. Definitely my go-to firm.

Employment Law - Management

This is my fifth year working with Goodwin Employment Law team in Boston. They consistently provide expert and thoughtful counsel on complex and sensitive employment law matters that result in minimizing risk, while providing for the best possible outcome for the individual involved. They know our business, and our culture and advise accordingly.

Patty Adams Aptinyx Incorporated

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Goodwin is a powerhouse in every respect. They have top-class technical expertise and legal understanding that is second to none. This, combined with their willingness and ability to strategize for the client, provides the clients an immense boost. They are more strategic partners to their clients than just a law firm representing a client.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

The team at Goodwin has been a partner to our business for over 25 years. They bring the right talent to the table, are responsive, creative and genuinely care about our business. I have high regards and respect for every member of the Goodwin team that I have worked with over the past 25 years. They are willing to go above and beyond to get the job done.

Maria Shields Ansys Inc.

Real Estate Law

Our company has worked with Goodwin’s Real Estate Practice group for more than 20 years, and I have personally worked with this group for 16 years. Goodwin’s Real Estate practice led by Andrew Sucoff has consistently provided insightful and meaningful guidance. The Goodwin team has incredible depth and provides creative solutions to complex issues. The team is responsive, diligent, and easy to work.

Debora A. Pfaff Epoch Senior Living LLC

Technology Law

We've been very pleased with Goodwin's support, professionalism, turnaround, and value. We appreciate their practical approach that gets to the heart of key matters while providing best practice perspectives.

Nick Yarymovych Cloudpointe, LLC

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

We have been a client of Goodwin for many many years and have worked both with them and across from them in transactions and have found them to be extremely capable, professional and very balanced. They have been extremely good advisers when dealing with complex situations.

Bill Egan Marion Equity Partners

Securities / Capital Markets Law

My company and I have worked with Goodwin for several years. They are extremely knowledgeable and responsive (top-to-bottom). I would recommend to others, including those with meaningful ex-US activities.

Biotechnology Law

Goodwin's expertise, responsiveness, and understanding have all been most excellent .

Litigation - ERISA

The Goodwin Boston ERISA Litigation team is the best in the U.S.

Employment Law - Management

I have worked with Goodwin Procter on a variety of employee relations. Their level of expertise and responsiveness always gives me a high comfort level even when dealing with the most complex employee challenges. They feel more like colleagues than service providers. I would recommend them highly to any human resources executive working through potentially litigious situations.

Audrey Lampert

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

I have worked with AJ Weidhaas from Goodwin Procter for more than 20 years. I find him to be exemplary—alternating between his role as advocate, counsel, or thought partner depending on the need. His commitment to excellence, ability to spot issues, business judgment and sensibility—thinking in a constructive and practical way and not just as a lawyer—are unparalleled. His team always is responsive, swift in follow up, and clear and straightforward. He is also a lot of fun and pleasant to work with, which is worth a lot more than people may realize, particularly when a situation of stress arises. He never loses his cool and always exercises great judgment.

Daniel Lubetzky KIND, LLC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Goodwin is definitely my go to firm for criminal defense representation. Joe Savage is responsive and cuts to the heart of the matter. There is not any churning with Joe and his team; just results.

Robert J. Griffin Krokidas and Bluestein

Employment Law - Management

Goodwin has provided counsel regarding multiple, complex employment law matters. Each attorney with whom I've worked not only provides outstanding technical support, but conveys complex legal information in a way that is not condescending. I view them as true partners in helping us run our business.

Mutual Funds Law

I have worked primarily with Chris Palmer at Goodwin for many years. Chris is a superb lawyer and an absolute pleasure to deal with. He is very smart, knowledgeable, likeable and extremely responsive. I believe that everyone who deals with Chris feels the same way. I should add that I have dealt with countless lawyers over the course of my business career but I would rank Chris Palmer as the best.

Tax Law

This firm is the most expert I am aware of in tax law as it relates to compensation vehicles.

Joe Macnow Vornado Realty Trust

Venture Capital Law

We have been extremely happy with Goodwin Procter. We have been represented by the firm for several years and have always received excellent quality work. The partner in charge of our account is James Hutchinson and he is easily the most knowledgeable and most responsive attorney we have ever worked with. Don't be concerned about his hourly rate, he is more cost efficient than attorneys with half of his knowledge or experience. Plus, the associates we have worked with are better than partners at other major law firms; and Goodwin Procter has a deep bench, they have experts in many specializations. I recommend Goodwin Procter and James Hutchinson without reservation.

Phil Nadel Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners

Real Estate Law

Goodwin has done an exceptional job helping us navigate acquisitions throughout the US is a variety of asset classes. We get great integrated advice on real estate, tax, fund-level advice and other specialty areas.

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