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    Arent Fox’s Joseph Fries Named “The 2009 Washington, DC Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

    February 12, 2009

    WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 12, 2009 – Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce that Joseph M. Fries has been named “The Washington, DC Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2009 by Best Lawyers, one of the oldest peer-review publications in the legal profession.

    Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Joe was honored as “The Washington DC Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” after receiving particularly high ratings in surveys conducted by Best Lawyers for his ability, skill, professionalism and integrity.

    After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile areas of focus in large legal communities. These concentrations include Banking Law, Corporate Law, Family Law and Real Estate Law. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  

    Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, said, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Joseph M. Fries on being selected as the ‘Washington, DC Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year’ for 2009.”

    The current, 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2009), is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Joe has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1983.