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SEATTLE (June 4, 2010) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce it has been recommended in the 2010 edition of The Legal 500 United States for its product liability litigation, real estate and mergers and acquisitions practices.

The firm was recognized as a first-tier firm for its litigation practice in the areas of product liability and mass tort defense for aerospace/aviation, and real estate on the West Coast. Perkins Coie was also ranked as a second-tier firm for mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (sub-$500m); A brief excerpt from The Legal 500 listing is noted below.

Product liability and mass tort defense: aerospace/aviation

"Valued for its ‘experience and depth’, Perkins Coie LLP is a long-established heavyweight in aviation law, and has been a firm of choice for Boeing for almost a century. Its dedicated aviation/aerospace product liability practice fields 24 partners, but is underpinned by related non-contentious capability such as an aircraft financing team."

Real Estate: West Coast

"Perkins Coie LLP’s real estate transactions practice has a wide West Coast spread, with offices located in Washington, Idaho, Arizona and Oregon. The team works closely with the land use group, who have a particular presence in Portland, Oregon, as well as in Seattle."

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

"Clients praise the ‘exceptional service’ provided by Perkins Coie LLP’s Seattle and Portland attorneys. The team is especially versed in technology transactions and counts high-calibre entities such as Amazon.com, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks as clients. Yet with nearly 100 M&A attorneys, the practice has considerable depth and is active in a variety of other industries, such as life sciences, media, hotels, retail and energy."

Used by commercial and private clients, The Legal 500 series is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities; providing global recommendations in over 100 countries.

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 1,000 lawyers in 19 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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