Choate has been one of the nation’s leading law firms for over a century. We are enormously proud of Choate’s distinguished history, and are even more excited about our future. Choate stands for excellence, integrity, intensity, creativity, teamwork and respect. We are proud of, and grateful for, our position in the community.
Today’s legal marketplace is both crowded and intensely competitive. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish one firm from another. Choate is materially different, in a number of important respects, from the vast majority of law firms and we believe that those differences benefit our clients.
Our mission is to focus on a core group of specialized services that we provide to sophisticated clients on important matters across and, increasingly, outside the country. All of our 200 lawyers, and the professional management team and staff of 250 that supports them, are located in Boston. Our specialized practices, our single office and our single-minded focus (some say, obsession) on adding value to our clients and their businesses allow us to provide unique levels of service, efficiency and accountability. Our goal, always, is to exceed the expectations of even our most demanding clients.
No branch offices and the accompanying inefficiencies and uneven service.
No revolving door client teams.
No need for clients to re-explain their business goals multiple times.
We are privileged to represent clients that include public and private technology companies, private equity and venture capital firms, Fortune 500 companies, leading financial institutions and wealthy individuals. Our client base extends across the US and many foreign countries.
To provide exceptional value, law firms need to understand their clients’ businesses, cultures and goals. We invest our own time to do that. We have also found that Choate is able to provide the most valuable, cost-effective service to the clients with whom we work the most and whom we know the best.
Our paramount goal is to develop long-term, collaborative relationships with our clients by delivering to them the highest level of advice, judgment and service available from any law firm. At the end of the day, we measure ourselves the same way our sophisticated clients do: based on the value we provide to them and their businesses.
Our core areas of focus are:
mergers & acquisitions
technology and intellectual property
insurance & reinsurance
major commercial litigation
We also have leading practices in government enforcement, finance, creditors’ rights & bankruptcy, real estate, employment and healthcare.
Honors and Awards
Top ranked in Chambers USA
23 Ranked as Best Lawyers
Among most successful firms in US (American Lawyer)
Named "Best Place to Work" (Boston Business Journal)