Another year, another Number One rating. According to SNL Kagan, recognized as one of the preeminent sources of financial analysis in the media business, in 2013 Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth advised in more media/entertainment/new media transactions than any other law firm – by a long shot. Hey, isn’t this the same post we put up last year . . . and the year before . . . and the year before that? You betcha. And while the total number of transactions that got FHH to the top of the charts this year was “only” 112 – down a couple dozen or so from last year – that was still nearly twice the number of the First Runner Up.

This year did show something different: in the communications deals category, we were also tops in the number of deals on which we advised. (That’s up from Number Seven last year.)

Through the worst of some very rugged economic times, our clients continued to thrive and remain active on the transactions front. And they have continued to call on us to provide guidance and counsel in structuring their deals and navigating them through the regulatory process.

As we have in past years, we congratulate our clients for their successes, we thank them for the confidence they have placed in us, and we look forward to providing the same quality representation to clients, old and new, that we have been providing for more than 75 years.