Best Lawyers has named Foley Hoag partners Joseph Basile, Adam Kahn
and Jeffrey I.D. Lewis
as 2022 Lawyers of the Year. The distinction is presented annually to one standout lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Selections are based on voting averages received during peer-review assessments conducted by Best Lawyers with thousands of lawyers throughout the year.
Basile, Boston’s Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year, is co-chair of Foley Hoag's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. He provides strategic advice to Boards and C-suite executives, representing clients in their most challenging situations and transactional matters. Basile has advised corporations and investment funds on transactions in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. His corporate clients include global Fortune 500 companies, mid-market public companies, and private equity, venture capital and family-owned private companies.
Kahn, Boston’s Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year, is a leading practitioner in environmental and energy law matters. He works on renewable and conventional energy issues, complex project siting and permitting, environmental and energy disputes, environmental and energy regulatory issues, environmental compliance, corporate and real estate transactions, and remediation and redevelopment of contaminated property. He is a key member of the firm’s Energy & Climate practice group. Kahn was previously named Boston's Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2015, 2018 and 2021.
Lewis, New York's Patent Law Lawyer of the Year, concentrates on patent and trademark litigation, counseling, and licensing, as well as other intellectual property and general litigation. He regularly represents plaintiffs as well as defendants in a range of technology-related sectors with a focus on pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical/medical-device, biotechnology and life sciences, and has represented pharmaceutical innovators in numerous Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) patent litigations.
Receiving Lawyer of the Year recognition by Best Lawyers reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Best Lawyers is known as the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. The 2022 edition - which recently listed 34 Foley Hoag attorneys - recognizes lawyers in 147 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.