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