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
9/20/17   MehaffyWeber Acquires San Antonio Firm   San Antonio Business Journal
9/19/17   Little Rock Firms to Merge   Arkansas Business
9/15/17   Gordon Rees Acquires Rhode Island Firm   The Am Law Daily
9/13/17   Gray Plant Acquires Small Minnesota Firm   SC Times
9/12/17   Ballard Spahr to Acquire First Amendment Boutique   Bloomberg Big Law Business

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2017 Mergers

Link Report
Date
Firm 1 Main
Office
Size & Firm 2 Main
Office
Size
9/20/17 MehaffyWeber Beaumont TX 38 & O'Connell & Avery San Antonio 5
9/19/17 Williams & Anderson Little Rock AR 13 & Allen Law Firm Little Rock AR 2
9/15/17 Gordon Rees San Diego 747 & Bogue Moylan & Marino Providence RI 5
9/13/17 Gray Plant Mooty Minneapolis 185 & Hughes Mathews Greer St. Cloud MN 3
9/12/17 Hudson Cook Washington DC 56 & Brown & Cottrell Fort Worth 2
9/12/17 Ballard Spahr Philadelphia 529 & Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz Washington DC 25
9/05/17 Hagens Berman Seattle 75 & Pawa Law Group Newton Centre MA 3
9/05/17 Saul Ewing Philadelphia 260 & Arnstein & Lehr Chicago 140
9/05/17 Ballard Spahr Philadelphia 529 & Lindquist & Vennum Minneapolis 136
8/24/17 Sandberg Phoenix St. Louis 117 & The Katz Law Firm Kansas City 2
8/08/17 Dentons New York 7800 & Maclay Murray & Spens Glasgow 200
8/03/17 FisherBroyles Atlanta 189 & Ntellect Law PC Sacramento 3
8/03/17 Hawley Troxell Boise 56 & Moffatt Thomas Boise 19
7/24/17 Huck Bouma Wheaton IL 36 & Brady & Jensen Elgin IL 5
7/20/17 DLA Piper New York 3800 & Liner LLP Los Angeles 60
7/19/17 Hepworth Janis & Kluksdal Boise 3 & Holzer Edwards Boise 2
7/14/17 McCabe Weisberg & Conway Philadelphia 52 & Clarfield Okon & Salomone West Palm Beach 18
7/11/17 Gingras Cates & Luebke Madison WI 8 & Richie Wickstrom & Wachs Eau Claire WI 3
7/10/17 Munck Wilson Mandala Dallas 49 & Howison & Arnott Dallas 7
7/05/17 Clark Hill Detroit 348 & Morris Polich & Purdy Los Angeles 90
7/03/17 Dentons New York 7800 & Avent Advokat Tashkent Uzbekistan 10
6/30/17 Moritt Hock & Hamroff Garden City NY 61 & Morgenthau & Greenes New York NY 3
6/28/17 McDonald Hopkins Cleveland 140 & Cohen Ruiz Miami 4
6/27/17 Stoll Keenon Ogden Lexington KY 134 & Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn Evansville IN 10
6/20/17 TuckerAllen (a subsidiary of Lewis Rice) St. Louis 10 & The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm St. Louis 2
6/15/17 Hogan Lovells Washington DC 2600 & Collora Boston 25
6/13/17 Norton Rose Fulbright Houston 3700 & Henry Davis York Sydney Australia 179
6/12/17 Nicola Gudbranson & Cooper Cleveland 24 & Rosner Ortman and Moss Cleveland 2
6/08/17 Sichenzia Ross New York NY 41 & Ficara & Associates Melville NY 4
6/06/17 Dentons New York 7800 & Gallo Barrios Pickmann Lima Peru 18
6/05/17 Hewson & Van Hellemont Oak Park MI 57 & Raftery Janeczrk & Hoelscher Farmington Hills MI 8
6/01/17 Womble Carlyle Winston-Salem NC 500 & Bond Dickinson London 580
5/31/17 Dentons New York 7800 & Livingstons Legal Yangon Myanmar 5
5/17/17 Rivkin Radler Uniondale NY 166 & Iseman Cunningham Riester & Hyde Albany NY 16
5/15/17 Shutts & Bowen Miami 265 & Gillis Way & Campbell Jacksonville 5
5/09/17 Littler Mendelson Los Angeles 1200 & GQ Employment Law London 16
5/04/17 Kennedys London 975 & Carroll McNulty & Kull Basking Ridge, NJ 88
5/02/17 Seiger Gfeller Laurie West Hartford 11 & Krasow Garlick & Hadley Hartford 3
5/01/17 Fox Rothschild Philadelphia 795 & Riddell Williams Seattle 39
5/01/17 Shumaker Loop & Kendrick Toledo 255 & Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller Perrysburg OH 10
4/19/17 Jackson Walker Dallas 347 & Hays & Owens Austin 3
4/14/17 Morgan & Morgan Orlando 314 & Prieto Prieto & Goan Tampa 3
4/10/17 Boies Schiller Flexner New York 287 & Caldwell Leslie & Proctor Los Angeles 27
4/03/17 Greenspoon Marder Ft. Lauderdale 210 & Handal & Associates San Diego 3
4/03/17 Freeman Mathis & Gary Atlanta 89 & Gilbert Kelly Crowley & Jennett Los Angeles 33
3/31/17 DLA Piper New York 3800 & LETT Copenhagen 150
3/30/17 Barley Snyder Lancaster PA 75 & Stonesifer and Kelley Hanover PA 3
3/29/17 Montgomery McCracken Philadelphia 122 & Mishaan Dayon & Lieblich New York 4
3/27/17 von Briesen & Roper Milwaukee 156 & Simandl Law Group Waukesha WI 5
3/23/17 DeWitt Ross & Stevens Madison WI 130 & The Schroeder Group Waukesha WI 7
3/21/17 Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor Columbus OH 53 & Jones Troyan & Perkins Columbus OH 3
3/16/17 Reimer Law Solon, OH 34 & Nielson & Sherry Louisville KY 2
3/08/17 Heidman Law Firm Sioux City IA 20 & Wolff Whorley & De Hoogh Sheldon IA 2
3/07/17 DLA Piper New York 3756 & ABBC Lisbon 50
3/02/17 Dentons New York 7800 & Boekel Amsterdam 70
3/01/17 Freeborn & Peters Chicago 140 & Hargraves McConnell & Costigan New York 5
3/01/17 Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Woodbury NY 129 & Baugh Dalton Chicago 15
2/23/17 Shafer Law Firm Meadville PA 7 & Reagle Felton & Smith Titusville PA 3
2/21/17 Norton Rose Fulbright Houston 3700 & Chadbourne & Parke New York 300
2/21/17 Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan New Orleans 30 & Montgomery Barnett New Orleans 17
2/15/17 Becker & Poliakoff Fort Lauderdale 147 & Polenberg Cooper Fort Lauderdale 4
2/13/17 Condon Thornton Sladek Dallas 13 & Anderson Tobin Dallas 7
2/01/17 Eckert Seamans Pittsburgh 361 & Tener Van Kirk Wolf & Moore Pittsburgh 3
1/20/17 Rimon Law San Francisco 55 & Alvarez Gonzalez Miami 2
1/19/17 Squire Patton Boggs Washington DC 1500 & Fernando & Partners Palo Alto 4
1/19/17 Norton Rose Fulbright Houston 3800 & Keller Snyman Schelhase Cape Town 4
1/18/17 Stone Pigman New Orleans 63 & Cogan & Partners Houston 5
1/17/17 SilvermanAcampora Jericho NY 14 & Alan B. Pearl & Associates Syosset NY 3
1/12/17 Casner & Edwards Boston 41 & Fort Point Legal Boston 2
1/11/17 Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Leesburg VA 40 & Carr Morris & Graeff Tysons VA 6
1/10/17 Dentons New York 7600 & Canales Zambrano y Asociados Monterrey Mexico 5
1/05/17 Smith Gambrell & Russell Atlanta 200 & Balber Pickard Maldonado and Van Der Tuin New York NY 7
1/05/17 Pirkey Barber Austin 18 & Vold & Williamson McLean VA 2
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