Press Releases Nov 2, 2015

BB&K Receives Best Law Firms Rankings from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America

Three Practice Areas in Two Cities Selected as "Top Tier”

For Immediate Release: Nov. 2, 2015
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •
denise.nix@bbklaw.com

LOS ANGELES – Best Best & Krieger LLP was selected as “Tier One” in The U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America©  2016 rankings of “Best Law Firms” by practice. The firm was recognized for its water law practice in Los Angeles and its land use & zoning law and municipal litigation work in Sacramento, Calif.

BB&K’s experience in water-related issues began in California and now includes regional, national and international water challenges. BB&K serves as general counsel to numerous water providers and represents developers, agricultural and manufacturing clients. Our water attorneys also handle water quality and wastewater compliance and regulatory issues and help municipalities and private clients identify and develop innovative funding strategies for water projects large and small.

One of the hallmarks of BB&K’s services is the ability to offer its municipal and public agency clients a full range of litigation support. Drawing on the experience of more than a hundred lawyers, BB&K is capable of handling nearly all of a public entity's potential litigation needs, including such areas as labor and employment, contracts, construction, energy, transportation, redevelopment, environmental issues, condemnation and eminent domain, assessment foreclosures, education, land use, CEQA and water. In addition, having both public law and litigation "under one roof" affords BB&K the opportunity to prevent litigation by early intervention in some cases and when prevention is not possible, tailor its litigation services to better meet the particular needs of its municipal clients and promote more effective litigation management.

BB&K also advises clients on a wide variety of zoning, planning and land use matters, including the development and implementation of general and specific plans, general and specific plan amendments, zone changes, subdivisions, conditional use permits, variances, design review applications and other planning entitlements. In addition to the regular review of zoning ordinances and service to our cities' planning commissions and housing boards, we also assist clients with the legal review of other specialized land use matters.

Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. More than 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and more than 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.

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Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.bbklaw.com or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.
 

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