Cheng Cohen Earns Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” Recognition for Franchise Law Excellence for 5th Year

Chicago, Ill. – November 4, 2014 – Cheng Cohen LLC has earned a Tier 1 spot in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers(R) “Best Law Firms” for franchise law both nationally and in the Chicago metropolitan listing. The listing, released yesterday, marks the fifth time the law firm has been awarded Tier 1 Chicago recognition, each year since the award’s inception. The 2015 listing is the fourth year Cheng Cohen has received Tier 1 national designation.

“We are honored to once again receive the highest ranking in this global survey of top franchise law firms,” said Amy Cheng, Cheng Cohen co-founding partner. “Because ‘Best Law Firms’ is based on extensive survey feedback from clients and peers, we are especially honored by the award and are grateful for their input. We pledge to continue doing exemplary work to keep earning their support.”

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas.

“The attorneys of Cheng Cohen understand the dynamics of an international franchise system and offer clear, objective and sound advice regarding each issue facing the franchisor,” said Robert Lichtenstein, General Counsel for Kumon North America, a Cheng Cohen client. “The members of the firm have shown demonstrable expertise in both transactional and litigated matters affecting franchising. Each legal matter has been handled aggressively, within budget and with a successful outcome.”

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers for a combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. More than 17,000 attorneys provided over 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.

“For five years, we have combined massive amounts of hard data with peer reviews and client assessments to develop our law firm rankings,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and Co-Founder of Best Lawyers. “Increasingly, clients tell us that ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms available anywhere.”

Earlier this year, Cheng Cohen Co-Founding Partners Amy Cheng and Fredric A. Cohen were included in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for franchise law and Michael R. Daigle, a Cheng Cohen partner, was inducted as a Fellow of The American Bar Association. Among many other recent kudos, all three partners earned the distinction of Legal Eagles of 2014, appearing in the 11th edition of The Franchise Times Legal Eagles.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers(R) “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America(c) list for that particular location and specialty.

The 2015 “Best Law Firms” list will be featured in two publications, distributed later in this month. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the second edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication. The 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety here.

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