Choate, Hall & Stewart

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Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
Choate, Hall & Stewart
Headquarters Boston
No. of offices 1
No. of attorneys 200
Major practice areas General practice
Date founded 1899 (1899)
Company type LLP

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP is a Boston-based law firm founded in 1899. It is one of the largest law firms in the Greater Boston area and remains headquartered and firmly rooted in that city.[1] With 200 attorneys and 250 staff members working in a single Boston office at Two International Place, the firm represents clients and has handled disputes and other matters in almost all 50 states and more than 50 countries around the world.

Choate Hall & Stewart covers a wide range of legal practice, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, finance and restructuring, technology and life sciences companies, IP and IP litigation, government enforcement and compliance, insurance and reinsurance, and wealth management. Clients include public and private technology companies, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, financial institutions, universities and wealthy families and individuals.

Pro bono and diversity[edit]

The firm is committed to programs of diversity and inclusion and has a strong record of pro bono and community efforts. Among the 15 largest Boston-area law firms, Choate ranks second in the percentage of minority associates (19%) and second in the percentage of overall firm diversity (11%).[2] Choate collaborates with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School;[3] the Center for Women and Enterprise;[4] the Women’s Bar Foundation;[5] the Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project[6] and others, ensuring that under-served populations have access to capable and committed lawyers.


  • Ranked 14th in Value per Lawyer among the 200 most successful law firms in the US[7]
  • Majority of equity partners named Best in America; two lawyers singled out as the Lawyers of the Year in Copyright and Securitization & Structured Finance[8]
  • One third of equity partners and majority of practice areas recognized for excellence[9]
  • Over half of the partnership recognized as Super Lawyers; two partners ranked as the Top 100 Super Lawyers; two woman partners ranked as the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers[10]


  • Thurgood Marshall Award – Boston Bar Association[11]
  • Burton Award – Burton Foundation, Library of Congress[12]
  • Latino Leadership Award – Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys[13]
  • Diversity Hero – Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly[14]
  • Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign[15]
  • Pro Bono Award – Boston University School of Law’s Black Law Students Association[16]


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