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SEATTLE, Wash. (November 10, 2015) - Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” in Timber Law. This marks the first time the firm has been so honored. The firm was also, for the first time, named “Law Firm of the Year” in Trademark Law.

“We are exceptionally honored to receive this elite acknowledgement from U.S. News - Best Lawyers,” said Bob Maynard, co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Forest Products (Timber) practice. “The nature of this practice includes counsel from among our national bench of attorneys in related areas of law such as commercial and government contracting; employment/labor; environment, energy and resources; mergers and acquisitions; litigation and regulatory matters; and real estate and land use. We are pleased to be recognized for the depth of our work.”

Only one law firm receives the “Law Firm of the Year” designation in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas. Perkins Coie was selected based on a combination of the results of client surveys, background information provided by each law firm and responses to law firm surveys showing the high regard that lawyers at other firms in the relevant practice area have for the firm.

“This generous recognition from U.S. News - Best Lawyers underscores the depth of our practice and the substantive matters we handle for our sophisticated client base,” stated Erika Malmen, co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Forest Products (Timber) practice. “Our attorneys provide significant support on complex legal and business issues that cross over numerous practices and borders. This honor is much appreciated.”

Perkins Coie’s showing in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list includes first-tier rankings in 34 practice areas nationally and first-tier rankings in 56 practice areas in 15 specific regional markets, including Alaska, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Idaho, Los Angeles, Madison, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Perkins Coie works with forest products companies as they confront and conquer new technologies and market demands. We serve as members of the Alaska Forest Association, American Forest & Paper Association, American Forest Resource Council, California Forestry Association and National Alliance of Forest Owners. Increasingly, forest product companies are involved in international and cross-border opportunities. Perkins Coie’s experience spans land, timber, facility, and other assets across North America and also South America, New Zealand and the Cayman Islands. A tremendous resource for our forest products clients is the bench strength of our environmental, real estate and other business-oriented practice groups.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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