Forbes magazine has recognized AlvaradoSmith as one of the most recommended firms in Banking & Financial Services. 

The firm’s Financial Institutions practice protects the rights and defends the interests of banks, lenders, and FinTech companies. Our seasoned trial and appellate attorneys—some of whom held in-house counsel positions in banking before joining the firm—bring a unique understanding of the industry to every client representation. They have won ground-breaking cases and have managed significant dockets, including the portfolio for one of the world’s largest banks that, at its peak, involved 1,500 active cases.

This is the first time that Forbes has named the top U.S. corporate law firms. The list is based on endorsements solicited from nearly 100,000 practicing lawyers, including over 2,500 in-house lawyers and other legal industry professionals across the country.

AlvaradoSmith is one of fewer than 250 law firms out of the thousands of law firms throughout the U.S. that serve corporate clients to earn Forbes’ recognition.

AlvaradoSmith’s Business Continuity Update:


In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.

Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.

We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients.  READ MORE