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SEATTLE (November 1, 2011) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce it has been named the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in Venture Capital Law.


“This is a terrific honor for our group,” says Buddy Arnheim, chair of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice groups. “We enjoy working with our clients in the Venture Capital space nationally and in San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and to be recognized as Law Firm of the Year is really telling to the hard work and dedication to client service our attorneys put in every day.”


Only one law firm is honored as “Law Firm of the Year” for each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas. Perkins Coie was chosen based on a combination of high performance on surveys of clients about the firm’s work in venture capital law, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in that same practice area have for the firm and information that was provided in response to the law firm survey.


Perkins Coie’s Venture Capital practice represents both emerging growth companies and venture capital firms, which provides us with broad and deep experience about how to negotiate and close financing transactions quickly and efficiently. Perkins Coie is a recognized leader in venture capital transactions, representing both companies seeking financing and venture capital firms seeking to invest.


As a full-service firm, we can also offer emerging growth companies counsel on a wide range of critical early-stage business activities, including structuring outsourcing arrangements, negotiating trade secret and non-compete agreements with employees, and developing key customer and vendor contracts.


Perkins Coie was listed in the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" with first-tier rankings in 18 practice areas nationally and 106 practice areas in 10 different major metropolitan markets, including Alaska, Chicago, Colorado, Idaho, Madison, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.


First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the nation. Unlike some legal directory listings, Best Lawyers does not allow lawyers to pay a fee to be listed. This is the second year that U.S. News & World Report has partnered with Best Lawyers to produce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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