Thomson Reuters Top Bond Counsel Rankings have been released for the first quarter of 2017 with Butler Snow ranking in the Top 10 nationally in several categories.
Bond Counsel Firm — No. 10, up from No. 39 in 2016
Private Bond Counsel — No. 2, up from No. 13
Private Counsel — No. 4, up from No. 12
Disclosure Counsel — No. 6, up from No. 21
Disclosure Counsel, Long & Short Term — No. 6, up from No. 22
Bond Counsel Negotiated Offerings — No. 8, up from No. 33
Operating since 1954, Butler Snow began bond work nearly three decades ago and now operates inside the top 10 of all firms in terms of sufficient volume and size of deals. The recognition placed upon them shows a commitment to a diverse range of services offered by the firm.
“We’re very proud of the bond group and the success they’ve had in both quality and scope of the developments,” said Ole Miss alum and vice chairman of Legal and Professional Consulting, Barry Cannada. “We have a heavy emphasis in all types of finance. You think of bonds, and you think of entities that take us across the board to help us develop schools, hospitals, sports arenas and all types of infrastructure. It’s a recognition of a broad path of expertise in many forms of finance.”
With 22 locations in the U.S., including their Oxford location and two international offices, Butler Snow has used their expertise in several areas to continue to grow. Cannada knows that the growth is important, but it is merely a byproduct of showing a commitment to offering their clients the best possible service.
“Expertise is the cornerstone of what we do. People hire advisors for their relationships and their expertise, so staying ahead of the curve is critical to us,” Cannada said. “We invest not only in our internal education, but we’re also very much on the cutting edge of finding those experts wherever they may be and hiring them, which has resulted in a growth curve which is substantial. The focus is on the client base, and it’s not about growth for growth’s sake. It’s not about geography, it’s about that expertise and being able to use that expertise for our clients.”
Reuters releases their rankings based on self-reported data from firms across the country.
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