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BMD Named to the 2024 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

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Brennan Manna & Diamond (BMD) is recognized among the leading law firms in the nation according to the 2024 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers®  "Best Law Firms." The firm has ranked in in 13 practice areas and has earned “National Tier 1” rankings in Health Care Law and Litigation-Trusts & Estates

This year, BMD is recognized in the metropolitan areas of Akron, Cleveland, Fort Myers (Bonita Springs office), and Orlando for professional excellence in: 

Metropolitan Tier 1

Akron

  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Metropolitan Tier 2

Akron

  • Corporate Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Cleveland | Construction Law

Fort Myers | Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 3

Akron

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law

Cleveland | Health Care Law

Orlando | Corporate Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan practice areas based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The 2024 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com

Clients First. Business Family. Entrepreneurship.
Brennan, Manna & Diamond was founded in 2000 with the goal of combining highly skilled, talented attorneys with practical experience in business matters, to create a new way to provide legal and business services to its clients.

BMD’s access to a network of successful business entrepreneurs, consultants and developers allows for innovative solutions, symbiotic partnerships, and sound legal and business advice. BMD serves clients of all types and sizes in numerous industry sectors nationwide, in the areas of: Business and Corporate; Construction Law; Employment and Labor; Finance; Government Affairs; Healthcare; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Law; Litigation; M&A; Real Estate; Tax, Estate, Asset Protection and Wealth Management and more. For additional information, please visit www.bmdllc.com.

 


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