Chairman: Christopher R Maddox
Number of partners: 237 Number of other lawyers: 159
Butler Snow attorneys are consistently ranked by respected national consultants among the best nationwide in client service — in anticipating needs, in a commitment to help, in providing value and in overall client satisfaction. This client-focused measurement is a driving principle and core value of the firm. With this foundation firmly in place, Butler Snow has international, national and regional reach.
Main Areas of Practice:
Comprised of some of the most experienced trial lawyers in the country, the firm’s size and formidable litigation resources attract a significant number of representations in large commercial disputes involving complex issues, but basic contract and business dissolution matters are also a significant part of the practice.
Product Liability, Toxic Tort & Environmental:
This group represents both manufacturers and sellers in product liability litigation in the state and federal courts, the group equally works well with the design engineers and the operators in the field. From dioxin to PCBs, HCL, agricultural chemicals and other substances, they have successfully defended toxic exposure cases across US and abroad.
This group represents a wide variety of clients in litigated matters in both state and federal court, including personal injury, insurance coverage/bad faith and transportation matters.
Investigations & White Collar:
Former US attorneys and assistant US attorneys lead Butler Snow’s government compliance team to provide counseling and defense to corporate clients and individuals.
Labor & Employment:
Private and public sector employers are represented by this team in every aspect of the employment relationship. The firm adheres to a philosophy that preventive advice and action are the most efficient means for resolving and preventing workplace disputes.
Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare:
The firm is nationally recognized for its extensive litigation experience. In the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, only a handful of law firms in the United States have been called upon as often as Butler Snow to serve as local, regional or national-counsel in significant litigated matters.
This group has experience vital for a legal partner in the fast-changing energy industry. The firm’s expertise extends from industrial revolutionaries such as oil, gas and electricity to new frontiers such as nuclear, renewable and alternative energy, and everything in between.
The firm’s business attorneys regularly offer counsel regarding formation, operation and transactions involving corporations and other business entities.
Finance & Real Estate:
The firm’s attorneys provide a full range of services to clients, including initial purchases development, financing and leasing through the sale or syndication of such real property.
Regulatory & Government Relations:
This group assists government entities and officials at the local, state and federal levels and private clients in solving problems through the regulatory and legislative process as well as administrative and regulatory issues including disaster assistance, environmental concerns, civil rights, redistributing and voting rights and election and campaign finance.
The firm has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys and professionals that have a clear understanding of the needs and complexities of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors.
Public Finance, Tax Incentives & Credit Markets:
This group offers a comprehensive and diverse public finance practice ranging from all forms of state and municipal bonds and obligations to the full complement of techniques available to finance healthcare, industrial/economic development, exempt facilities, utilities and housing.
Tax & Wealth Management:
The firm’s tax expertise encompasses all aspects of international, federal, state and local taxation; and the firm’s attorneys regularly advise fiduciaries involved in the administration of estates and trusts.
Butler Snow represents a wide range of clients which includes pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, manufacturers, insurance companies, government and government-related entities, energy companies, transportation and financial services organizations.