Altman Weil MergerLineā„¢

Welcome to Altman Weil MergerLine™, tracking law firm mergers and acquisitions as they are reported by the press. MergerLine compiles news of mergers and acquisitions of all sizes involving at least one US law firm (including vereins with a US partnership component).  Lawyer headcounts are derived from published league tables, directories and law firm websites.

In 2017, Altman Weil published Ten Years of Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007-2016.  The report includes a ten year retrospective on market activity, lists the 25 largest deals of the decade, profiles the ten most active state markets, and includes special sections on cross-border combinations, the acquisitions of AmLaw 200 firms, and the most active deal-makers.

Latest Headlines

Report Date   Headline   Source
10/17/19   Kelley Kronenberg Adds Miami Firm   Daily Business Review
10/15/19   Maynard Cooper Acquires Nashville Firm   AL.com
10/15/19   Utah Firms Combine   Utah Pulse
10/09/19   Dinsmore Acquires Workers Comp Boutique   Columbus Business First
10/07/19   Dentons and Bingham Greenebaum to Combine   The American Lawyer

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2016 Mergers

Link Report
Date
Firm 1 Main
Office
Size & Firm 2 Main
Office
Size
5/20/16 Leiderman Shelomith Fort Lauderdale 3 & Alexander & Somodevilla Miami 2
4/01/16 Meyer Capel Champaign IL 33 & Ansel Law Ltd. Champaign IL 3
8/06/16 Clark Hill Detroit 350 & Axe & Ecklund Grosse Pointe MI 2
9/12/16 Kirkland & Ellis Chicago 1700 & Bancroft PLLC Washington DC 17
11/29/16 Attea & Attea Hamburg NY 6 & Barone and Barone Orchard Park NY 2
11/30/16 Spencer Fane Kansas City 160 & Berenbaum Weinshienk Denver 30
12/12/16 Faruki Ireland & Cox Dayton OH 17 & BGD Law Cincinnati OH 6
5/18/16 Scarinci Hollenbeck Lyndhurst NJ 47 & Bienstock & Michael Hackensack NJ 5
5/02/16 Freeborn & Peters Chicago 120 & Brenner Evans & Millman Richmond VA 6
9/12/16 Norton Rose Fulbright Houston 3800 & Bull Housser Vancouver 92
2/22/16 Squire Patton Boggs Washington DC 1500 & Carroll Burdick & McDonough San Francisco 50
1/22/16 Ryan & Faenza Walpole MA 6 & Cataldo Law Offices Franklin MA 4
1/04/16 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Phoenix 216 & Christie Parker & Hale Glendale CA 39
5/07/16 Holland & Knight Washington DC 1168 & Clark Ricketts London 6
6/30/16 Haynes & Boone Dallas 585 & Curtis Davis Garrard London 20
10/06/16 Haight Brown & Bonesteel Los Angeles 64 & CVM Law Group Sacramento 5
1/20/16 Foster Swift Collins & Smith Lansing MI 95 & DeFrancesco Dienes & Smith St. Joseph MI 3
12/07/16 Jackson Lewis Los Angeles 805 & Denlinger Rosenthal & Greenberg Cincinnati 7
1/05/16 Skiermont Puckett Dallas 10 & Derby Curtis Los Angeles 4
9/20/16 DLA Piper New York 3756 & Dimock Stratton Toronto 16
11/30/16 Freeman Mathis & Gary Atlanta 72 & Edgerton & Weaver Hermosa Beach CA 11
9/06/16 Woods Rogers Roanoke VA 59 & Edmunds & Williams Lynchburg VA 15
9/12/16 Joseph Hollander & Craft Wichita KS 16 & Erickson Scherff Overland Park KS 2
1/04/16 Martinez White & Viniegra Coral Gables FL 6 & Espinosa Trueba Miami 3
7/25/16 Stanley Law Offices Syracuse NY 4 & Fallon Fallon & Bigsby Syracuse NY 3
10/05/16 Seyfarth Shaw Chicago 850 & Fanelli Haag Washington DC 4
6/03/16 Cozen O'Connor Philadelphia 600 & Feldman Gale Miami 15
2/18/16 Schouest Bamdas Soshea & BenMaier Houston 27 & Fitzhugh & Elliott Houston 4
8/01/16 Greenspoon Marder Fort Lauderdale FL 185 & Florida Health Law Center Fort Lauderdale FL 5
4/04/16 Brown & Connery Westmont NJ 37 & Freeman Huber Sacks Brennan & Fingerman Haddonfield NJ 7
10/17/16 Littler Los Angeles 1070 & Fromont Briens Paris 170
7/08/16 Manion Gaynor & Manning Boston 67 & Glaspy & Glaspy Walnut Creek CA 7
6/30/16 DLA Piper New York 3756 & Gronberg Advokatbyra Stockholm 21
12/13/16 Halford Niemiec & Freeman Fort Mill SC 3 & Haselden Owen & Boloyan Lake Wylie SC 3
12/01/16 Kelley Drye & Warren New York 300 & Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs Houston 14
4/04/16 Greenspoon Marder Fort Lauderdale 172 & Jacob Medinger & Finnegan New York NY 9
6/30/16 Wilson Elser New York 815 & Jankoff & Gabe New York 3
10/04/16 Pullman & Comley Bridgeport CT 89 & Jeffers Cowherd Fairfield CT 6
11/10/16 Arnold & Porter Washington DC 700 & Kaye Scholer New York 375
3/24/16 Offit Kurman Baltimore 122 & Kelley Partners Philadelphia 3
6/23/16 CzepigaDalyPope Berlin CT 9 & Law Offices of Barbara Reynolds and Lynda Lee Arnold New Milford CT 2
1/11/16 Gallagher and Stein Damariscotta ME 2 & Law Offices of Marcia E. DeGeer Damariscotta ME 2
11/29/16 Holman Fenwick Willan London 450 & Legge Farrow Kimmitt McGrath & Brown Houston 17
1/13/16 Lewis Brisbois Los Angeles 1023 & Mannion and Gray Cleveland 14
1/07/16 Clark Hill Detroit 295 & Martin Brown Sullivan Roadman & Hartnett Chicago 7
5/18/16 Goede Adamczyk DeBoest & Cross Naples FL 19 & McClosky D'Anna & Dieterle Boca Raton FL 2
2/24/16 Poole & Shaffery Los Angeles 20 & McDowell Odom Valencia CA 2
4/01/16 High Swartz Norristown PA 19 & McNamara Bolla & Panzer Doylestown PA 9
10/04/16 Sheehey Furlong & Behm Burlington VT 14 & Melendy Moritz Woodstock VT 2
12/23/16 Flynn & Riordan Worthington MN 3 & Mork Darling & Hagemann Worthington MN 2
11/30/16 McCandlish Holton Richmond VA 26 & Morris & Morris Richmond VA 13
12/07/16 Dentons New York 7600 & Munoz Global San Jose, Costa Rica 75
4/27/16 Fox Rothschild Philadelphia 739 & Myers Kenney San Francisco 3
11/18/16 Brouse McDowell Akron OH 73 & Nadler Nadler and Burdman Canfield OH 8
6/27/16 Momkus McCluskey Lisle IL 24 & Nyberg & Cassioppi Naperville IL 4
5/24/16 Boies Schiller New York 290 & O'Shea Partners New York 5
10/31/16 Baker Donelson Memphis TN 700 & Ober Kaler Baltimore MD 110
2/01/16 DLA Piper New York 3756 & Peltonen LMR Helsinki 30
10/10/16 Royse Law Firm Menlo Park CA 23 & Peters Verny Palo Alto CA 2
6/28/16 Blank Rome Philadelphia 630 & Phillips Lerner Los Angeles 4
6/01/16 McCalla Raymer Atlanta 75 & Pierce & Associates Chicago 50
10/31/16 Fitzpatrick & Hunt Pagano Aubert New York NY 22 & Pino & Associates White Plains NY 9
12/31/16 Lundberg Law Offices Jamestown NY 5 & Price Flowers Malin & Westerburg Jamestown NY 3
6/12/16 Goodrich Law Firm Billings MT 3 & Reely Law Firm Missoula MT 2
4/04/16 Parmele Law Firm Springfield MO 13 & RGG Law Springfield MO 3
8/09/16 Bingham Greenebaum Doll Indianapolis 210 & Rhine Ernest Evansville IN 2
6/27/16 Momkus McCluskey Lisle IL 24 & Roberts PC Wheaton IL 3
10/03/16 Sowell Gray Stepp & Lafitte Columbia SC 19 & Robinson McFadden and Moore Columbia SC 13
3/03/16 FordHarrison Atlanta 215 & Rose Kallor Hartford 5
6/02/16 Anderson Kill New York 72 & Rosen Livingston and Cholst New York 10
4/27/16 Fox Rothschild Philadelphia 742 & Rothenberg Hyett Eisen & Lang Boca Raton FL 3
1/30/16 Bowman and Brooke Minneapolis 149 & Seipp Flick & Hosley Miami 29
7/06/16 Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Dallas 10 & Simon Ray & Winikka Dallas 5
6/22/16 Cullen and Dykman Garden City NY 138 & Sokol Behot Hackensack NJ 14
2/14/16 Schneider Smeltz Ranney & LaFond Cleveland 17 & Spieth Bell McCurdy & Newell Cleveland 11
12/16/16 Eversheds London 1900 & Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Atlanta 400
2/01/16 Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis Nashville 204 & Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown Austin 13
5/26/16 Clyde & Co. London 1800 & Thornton Davis & Fein Miami 18
5/13/16 Pashman Stein Hackensack NJ 33 & Walder Hayden Roseland NJ 12
1/04/16 FordHarrison Atlanta GA 152 & Waldman Law New York NY 2
11/28/16 von Briesen & Roper Milwaukee 139 & Weiss Berzowski Milwaukee 14
4/29/16 Husch Blackwell Kansas City MO 560 & Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek Milwaukee WI 144
1/04/16 Morningstar Law Group Morrisville NC 21 & Wood Jackson Raleigh NC 4
1/08/16 Coats Rose Houston 91 & Wright Ginsberg & Brusilow Dallas 16
7/11/16 Paul Hastings New York 912 & Zaccaro Morgan Los Angeles 6
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