Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP


Nationwide Practice, International Reach

Benesch is an Am Law 200 business law firm and limited liability partnership with over 330 attorneys and offices in Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Hackensack, New York City, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Wilmington. The firm is known for providing highly sophisticated legal services to national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies, as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations.

Strategic Growth

We have had extraordinary success in welcoming many new attorneys to Benesch over the past several years, including opening a Chicago office (now more than 100 attorneys strong); and establishing a San Francisco office. The vast majority of our new attorneys are highly-accomplished partners who have joined us from “Big Law” firms, such as Skadden, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, Baker & Hostetler, Sheppard Mullin, Winston & Strawn, Reed Smith, Foley & Lardner, Squire Patton Boggs, and Arnold & Porter, bringing additional depth and breadth to our practices. These attorneys joined Benesch to be part of the exciting growth, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to service clients by providing elite talent under a sustainable cost structure that eliminates unnecessary overhead. A significant proportion of our recruits and lateral hires identify as members of underrepresented groups and we are proud to be building a law firm that looks more and more like the global marketplace of the future. Our services in areas such as class action litigation, private equity, products liability, securities litigation, data security and privacy, real estate, energy, intellectual property litigation and labor and employment, among others, also have expanded substantially as a result of this recent growth.

Award Winning Representation

The 2023 edition of The U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers in America® named 58 Benesch attorneys as Best Lawyers in America®. Benesch was named Transportation Law Firm of the Year in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2022 and 2023 by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® and the firm received national first-tier rankings in Health Care Law, Transportation Law and Litigation-Construction by 2022 U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Additionally, 37 Benesch attorneys and 14 practice areas were ranked in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA.

Five Things to Know About This Firm