An independent survey of corporate counsel ranks the law firm Thompson Hine LLP among the best firms in the country for handling complex corporate transactions. The survey, conducted by The BTI Consulting Group, includes more than 150 interviews with Fortune 1000 in-house counsel and examines the relationships between corporations and the law firms they choose to handle their most significant mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. The research is summarized in a set of reports called The BTI Transactions Series, which provides a comprehensive look at law firm performance in corporate transactions.
According to the research, Thompson Hine ranks among the best in the country for corporate transactions, including:
- among the top 10 law firms in the country for
"understanding the clientís needs"
- among the top 15 "strongly recommended" law firms in
- among the top 20 "bet-the-company" law firms in the country
In addition, Thompson Hine was recognized as a market leader for the following types of transactions: divestitures, friendly mergers, hostile takeovers, leveraged buy-outs, private acquisitions, private equity and private mergers.
"We are delighted that corporate counsel have recognized our firmís ability to handle their most complex business transactions, as well as our commitment to superior service in these areas," explains Sharen Neuhardt, chair of Thompson Hine's Corporate Transactions & Securities practice. "Whether itís an international $1.5 billion divestiture, like the one we completed this year, or a local million-dollar contract, our clients know they can count on us to understand exactly what they are trying to achieve and to get the results they want. I think thatís why theyíve rated us so highly in this research."
"Thompson Hine really shines in its ability to understand individual client needs and sensitivities in a transaction," says Michael B. Rynowecer, BTI president. "This is the most unique attribute clients look for in a law firm," Rynowecer adds.
About Thompson Hine LLP
Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been recognized for ten consecutive years as a top law firm in the country for client service excellence in The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide.