(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that the firm was named Law Firm of the Year in Trusts & Estates Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the 2019 edition of "Best Law Firms." The firm was also ranked in 30 practice areas nationally and recognized in one new area: Antitrust Law.

Katten received the distinction of Law Firm of the Year for its work in Trusts & Estates Law based on high performance on client surveys, information the firm provided, and the high regard that lawyers in the same practice area at other firms have for Katten.

"We are honored and proud to receive this accolade. It's a testament to the exemplary work of our dedicated Trusts and Estates attorneys and allied attorneys who work with us, who routinely exceed expectations in delivering outstanding service to our clients by helping them achieve their goals for their families and protect their hard earned assets," said Joshua S. Rubenstein, national head of the firm's Trusts and Estates practice and national chair of the Private Client Services group.

Firms included in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" edition are recognized for professional excellence as reflected in the consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality work and breadth of legal knowledge in a particular practice area.

Katten was nationally ranked in the following areas:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates 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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. This year, more than 14,600 law firms were reviewed across the United States—across 75 practice areas—and a total of 2,118 firms received a national law firm ranking.