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Weil Ranked Among Most Innovative North American Law Firms in 2022 by Financial Times

Images of Michael J. Aiello and Lori Pines

Weil was listed among select firms in the 2022 Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers report, published today.

Weil was recognized in the “Innovation in Enabling Business Resilience” category for its representation of MGM Resorts in its sale of MGM Growth Properties (MGP) to VICI Properties Inc., a transaction with a $17.2 billion enterprise value, led by Corporate Department Chairman Michael J. Aiello. The deal resulted in VICI becoming the largest experiential net lease Real Estate Income Trust with an estimated enterprise value of $45 billion upon closing in April 2022.

Lori Pines was also included and profiled among distinguished peers as “Intrapreneurs with Impact,” a category honoring those who have maximized the benefits of efficiency for their co-workers and clients. Lori was noted as a “wellness guru,” for her unique position as Weil’s first Chief Wellness Officer and her role in launching a well-being challenge that garnered broad participation.  

“Pines is an unusually senior appointment in this role having been a partner for more than 20 years,” the profile noted. “Her task is to oversee the firm’s wellbeing programme, which seeks to promote physical, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing alongside work satisfaction in the firm’s staff of 2,700.”

Shortlists for both categories were compiled by RSGI researchers and Financial Times editors. The full North American Innovative Lawyers Special Report is available here.