DLA Piper Earns Top Honor from Commercial Property Executive Magazine

Commercial Property Executive magazine, the leading integrated resource for executives and companies that own, invest in, develop, lease and/or manage commercial real estate, has ranked DLA Piper the top Real Estate Law Firm in the United States.

In ranking the leading real estate group among major law firms, Commercial Property Executive considered the age of the firm, the number of legal and non-practitioner staff and offices, publicly reported revenue, adjusted revenue per employee, the number and experience level of real estate counsel, the length of real estate practice and the main accomplishments of each of the real estate practices.

Among the many transactions handled by the DLA Piper real estate practice, the firm was specifically recognized for representing Normandy Real Estate Partners in the $930 million sale of the iconic John Hancock Tower in Boston.

“We are thrilled that Commercial Property Executive has recognized DLA Piper as the top real estate practice among a select group of other major law firms,” said Jay Epstien, chair of DLA Piper's US Real Estate practice. “This honor reflects our lawyers’ commitment to provide the highest quality services to our clients and reaffirms DLA Piper’s pre-eminence across a variety of real estate sectors.”

The top Real Estate Law Firm honor from Commercial Property Executive is the latest in a series of industry accolades bestowed upon DLA Piper’s Real Estate practice during the last year that affirm its position as the top real estate practice in the United States.

Chambers & Partners, the leading international research firm, recognized DLA Piper’s Real Estate practice group as the leading Real Estate practice in the United States in June with its 2011 Award of Excellence. DLA Piper became the first and only firm to receive the prestigious award twice, having also earned this honor in 2008.

In addition, The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers recognized DLA Piper as the International Real Estate Law Firm of the year in November 2010 for the sixth consecutive year. DLA Piper has earned this recognition every year since it was established in 2005.

Commercial Property Executive complete Leading Real Estate Law Firm rankings can be accessed online here.