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United States of America- Chambers and Partners USA has gifted the title of The 2021 Construction Law Firm of the Year to Smith Currie. The country’s renowned construction and government contracts firm has recognizably provided unrivalled service, allowing it to exceptionally go above and beyond in the field of legal affairs.
Deputy editors at Chambers and Partners USA have remarked upon Smith Currie’s prodigious expertise of healthcare-related construction which has served as a tremendous benefit in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maddy Vincent, deputy editor at Chambers and Partners USA, has stated that Smith Currie played a crucial role in advising developers, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on pandemic-related developments. The offices also worked to have construction projects remain in operation throughout the midst of lockdowns, delays, price increases, and supply shortages.
Clients additionally provided momentous input regarding the dexterity, efficiency, and success of the firm, solidifying Smith Currie in a high ranking position. Interviews and information obtained through submissions were utilized to evaluate Smith Currie’s legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision, business understanding, diligence, and economic value.
Last year, Smith Currie was moved from Band 3 to Band 2 in the 2020 Chambers and Partners USA law firm rankings due to progression and proficiency in conduct and commitment. Smith Currie houses eight nationwide offices with 11 attorneys. Attorney Eric Nelson of Smith Currie has been nationally ranked in Band 1.
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP was recently recognized as one of the Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the country.
The methodology used to determine rankings is a rigorous one, involving the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
Specifically, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who has been recognized in the previous edition of Best Lawyers in a practice area and metro area that is currently ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as one of the “Best Law Firms” in that particular location and specialty in order to be eligible for a 2021 ranking.
Law firms such as Smith Currie not only represent clients in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, but they also consult with, advise, and assist clients on project development throughout the life of a project in an effort to avoid, mitigate, and (if necessary) prevail in claims and lawsuits.
In addition, the firm has extensive experience assisting clients with every aspect of a project, including contract drafting and negotiation, labor and human resource issues, safety and health issues, insurance and bonding, contract administration, claims avoidance, claims preparation, litigation, and defense.
Domestically and internationally, the firm provides advice on a diverse range of public and private projects in the areas of energy, infrastructure, industrial, water and wastewater, commercial, healthcare, hospitality and gaming, hotels, condominiums, sports venues, mega-projects of various types, P-3 projects, schools and universities, as well as public works projects. The firm also provides advice on a wide range of public and private projects in the areas of education and infrastructure (federal, state, and local).