Seyfarth Shaw LLP and 7-Eleven won “Best Client / Law Firm Team” at the first annual American Lawyer Industry Awards. The American Lawyer Industry Awards recognize excellence and progress in the legal profession across the full spectrum of legal services delivery.
American Lawyer defined the “Best Client / Law Firm Team” award:
The best examples of a client and law firm team are true partnerships, those in which both sides benefit from a shared vision and execution. The finalists for this award work together so seamlessly that the law firms function as extensions of the legal departments—and in some cases have lawyers embedded within them. They have maximized efficiency, streamlined processes and navigated crises together. And both sides are better for it.
Describing Seyfarth Shaw and 7-Eleven’s collaborative effort, American Lawyer noted:
In 2016, 7-Eleven had over 10,000 properties in the U.S. and Canada and a small team of real estate attorneys to handle its real estate portfolio. With its real estate portfolio expanding, changes needed to be made, which led to a collaboration with Seyfarth Shaw that allowed for uniformity in how real estate for the convenience store chain is handled across the country. In addition to handling a large share of the real estate portfolio, Seyfarth streamlined the process by creating a hub that exclusively works on title and survey review for 7-Eleven.