November 11, 2011

 

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Names Ahlers & Cooney Firm
to their annual “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 30 Practice Areas
 
11 Attorneys Recognized by Practice Area
 
Des Moines, Iowa (November 14, 2011) U.S. News and Best Lawyers®, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, just released their joint edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. For a quarter century, Best Lawyers has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar practice areas through its peer-reviewed publications.

 
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., a Des Moines-based law firm, has been recognized in 21 Tier 1 practice areas, as well as 9 Tier 2 Practice Areas.
 
Overall Firm Rankings by Practice Area
 
Tier 1
 
·         Administrative / Regulatory Law
·         Antitrust Law
·         Appellate Practice
·         Arbitration
·         Commercial Litigation
·         Education Law
·         Employment Law – Management
·         Environmental Law
·         Insurance Law
·         Labor Law – Management
·         Litigation – Antitrust
·         Litigation – Banking & Finance
·         Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
·         Litigation – Environmental
·         Litigation – First Amendment
·         Municipal Law
·         Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
·         Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
·         Public Finance Law
·         Real Estate Law
·         Trusts & Estates Law
 
 
Tier 2
 
·         Corporate Law
·         Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
·         Litigation – Construction
·         Litigation – Labor & Employment
·         Litigation – Municipal
·         Litigation – Real Estate
·         Mediation
·         Mergers & Acquisitions Law
·         Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers

 
 
Individual Attorneys Recognized by Practice Area
(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.
  • Administrative/Regulatory Law – William J. Noth (2011)
  • Arbitration – Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (1999)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation – Edward W. Remsburg (2006)
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Wade R. Hauser III (2007)
    • Edward W. Remsburg (2006)
    • Randall H. Stefani (2007)
  • Corporate Law – John D. Hintze (2007)
  • Employment Law/Management
    • James C. Hanks (1995)
    • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (1999)
    • Edward W. Remsburg (2006)
  • Environmental Law – Jane B. McAllister (2005)
  • Labor Law/Management
    • James C. Hanks (1995)
    • Edward W. Remsburg (2006)
  • Litigation/Antitrust – Edward W. Remsburg (2006)
  • Litigation/Banking & Finance – Wade R. Hauser III (2007)
  • Litigation/Construction – Edward W. Remsburg (2006)
  • Litigation/Environmental – Jane B. McAllister (2005)
  • Litigation/Real Estate – Ivan T. Webber (2008)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law – John D. Hintze (2007)
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Randall H. Stefani (2007)
  • Public Finance Law
    • J. Eric Boehlert (2011)
    • William J. Noth (2011)
  • Trusts & Estates – Mark W. Beerman (2003)
 
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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  An unprecedented amount of data was collected, and this combined data resulted in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers as part of the annual peer review assessment.
 
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For nearly 125 years, Ahlers & Cooney has been providing comprehensive legal services to local, state, national and international businesses, educational institutions and municipalities.
 

Beerman, Mark

Shareholder
Phone:
515-246-0301

Boehlert, J. Eric

Shareholder
Phone:
515-246-0367

Hanks, James

Retired
Phone:
515-246-0334

Hauser III, Wade

Of Counsel
Phone:
515-243-7611

Hintze, John

Shareholder
Phone:
515-246-0309

Kennedy, Elizabeth

Of Counsel
Phone:
515-243-7611

McAllister, Jane

Retired
Phone:
515-243-7611

Noth, William

Retired
Phone:
515-246-0332

Stefani, Randall

Shareholder
Phone:
515-246-0357

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