Eaton Peabody’s International Legal Alliance Named “Elite” by Chambers & Partners

Eaton Peabody’s international legal alliance, TAGLaw®, was recently recognized by Chambers & Partners as “Elite” for 2017—the highest ranking awarded to legal networks and alliances. This is the fourth time TAGLaw has received the “Elite” designation since Chambers & Partners began ranking legal networks and alliances in 2013.

Since it’s inception in 1998, TAGLaw has consistently been regarded as one of the top global networks and alliances of independent firms. As evidence of this, there are an estimated 170 legal networks and alliances in the world. Chambers & Partners has chosen to select only the top 10 networks and alliances to receive the “Elite” designation. Individually, more than 100 of TAGLaw’s member firms have received awards from Chambers & Partners. Today, TAGLaw has more than 160 independent law firm members in over 90 countries.

“We emphasize local, Maine-based service. However, when circumstances warrant, we provide ready access to other outstanding national and international legal counsel through our affiliation with TAGLaw,” said David Austin, President of Eaton Peabody. “We find this approach provides our clients with the best of both worlds: client service close to home, and broad access to national and international counsel when needed. Making sure that our clients are taken care of is our number one objective, and TAGLaw allows us to reach that objective.”

“As Eaton Peabody’s member representative at TAGLaw, the relationships we have built over the last 15 years and continue to build today with law firms across the country and around the world provides a strong advantage to our clients. We have several examples of our being able to refer our clients to excellent law firms around the nation and the globe,” states Berney Kubetz, an Eaton Peabody shareholder.

In selecting networks and alliances for their “Elite” status, Chambers & Partners pays particular attention to the quality of the member firms, their global reach, and the value that the alliance provides to its member firms. TAGLaw, with a global footprint in over 90 countries has leading firms in over 160 jurisdictions providing legal services to companies ranging from the Fortune 5000 and leading SMEs to high net worth individuals. With expertise in dozens of practice areas and countless industry sectors, TAGLaw offers a potent capability to its members’ clients. This capability is expanded by TAGLaw’s unique relationship with its sister alliance of accounting firms, TIAG®, providing members and clients with the multidisciplinary guidance needed in today’s business world.

“We are extremely proud to be regarded as one of the preeminent legal networks and alliances in the world,” said Richard Attisha, President & CEO of TAGLaw and TAG Alliances. “For years, Chambers & Partners has continually acknowledged the reputation of our global alliance and of our individual member firms and their lawyers. This recognition is a tribute to the quality of our member firms, illustrated by their reputations and prominence in their local markets and by their ability to deliver outstanding client service.”

TAGLaw members are invited to join TAGLaw only after undergoing a comprehensive vetting and selection process. Firms are carefully chosen based on professional competence, commitment to client service, reputation within the legal community and recommendations from existing members. Candidate firms are reviewed and if they satisfy TAGLaw’s criteria, the TAGLaw Advisory Board approves the candidate as a member. Members then receive access to TAGLaw’s international resources as well as the multidisciplinary resources found within the broader TAG Alliances™ (TAGLaw, TIAG® and TAG-SP™).