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Honigman’s M&A Transaction Values rank among top 15 national law firms

February 18, 2010

Independent M&A intelligence service, mergermarket, named Honigman number 6 among national firms based on the value of Midwest transactions and number 13 in the South in its 2009 annual report “Americas: League Tables of Legal Advisors.” Honigman is the only Michigan firm on these two lists; other firms named are primarily based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The transactions used to determine Honigman’s ranking included banking, biotechnology, energy and automotive industry matters. Honigman is regularly recognized for its transactional practice. It is the only Michigan law firm to receive a No. 1 ranking by Chambers USA for its Corporate/M&A practice each year since 2002. Chambers has stated, “Unanimously considered ‘the yardstick by which other corporate practices are measured’ in Michigan, this team is ‘extremely strong, lawyer for lawyer.’ Undertaking work on behalf of businesses both large and small, regionally and nationally this sizable group is unparalleled in handling major transactions…” There are 37 attorneys in Honigman’s Corporate/M&A practice.

The mergermarket report is based on announced transactions over US$5m in the period from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 and provides rankings of the number of deals and deal values for the North East, Midwest, South and West in the United States. mergermarket is owned by the Financial Times Group, publisher of the Financial Times newspaper and FT.com.

The research and data in the attached pdf has been compiled by mergermarket. If you would like further details, please visit their website at http://www.mergermarket.com/.