(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced that the firm's Real Estate practice was given the "Real Estate – Team of the Year" award as part of The Legal 500 United States 2014.

"This is an outstanding tribute to our real estate team and it underscores the respect they have earned from clients and peers alike as partners and trusted advisors," said Katten Chairman Vincent A.F. Sergi.

The awards honor the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months based on comprehensive research and more than 50,000 interviews. Katten was selected as the winner out of seven finalists in the Real Estate category.

"This award recognizes the breadth of our capabilities nationally and reflects the consistent diligence and exceptional client service for which our attorneys are known," said David Bryant, national head of Katten's Real Estate practice. "We are fortunate to have a great team of attorneys, and terrific clients who give us the opportunity to collaborate as partners in the growth and development of their business."

Katten's Real Estate practice is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the United States, providing the legal advice, industry-focused experience and business savvy necessary for success in today's rapidly changing real estate and capital markets. In addition to Katten's real estate attorneys, the firm's integrated team of insolvency, tax, litigation, corporate, securities and public finance professionals offer a full range of transactional and dispute resolution services for owners, lenders, developers, fund sponsors and investors in the US and international real estate markets. Katten was also named "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate as part of the 2014 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" ranking.

The Legal 500 series, now in its 27th year, is the world's largest legal referral guide. More than 250,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. The rankings are based on a series of criteria and highlight the practice area teams that are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.