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
1/05/21   Milberg Combines with Greg Coleman Law   New York Law Journal
1/05/21   Milberg Combines with Sanders Phillips Grossman   New York Law Journal
1/05/21   Milberg Combines with Whitfield Bryson   New York Law Journal
1/04/21   Dinsmore Acquires Indiana Firm   The American Lawyer
1/01/21   Small Connecticut Firms Combine   Connecticut Law Tribune

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2020 Mergers

Link Report
Date
Firm 1 Main
Office
Size & Firm 2 Main
Office
Size
4/13/20 Albers & Associates Westminster MD 6 & Decker Tychostup & Friedman Baltimore MD 3
2/27/20 Boldt Law Firm Boca Raton FL 3 & Ratzan Law Group Miami FL 2
8/28/20 Bond Schoeneck & King Syracuse NY 240 & The Wolford Law Firm Rochester NY 3
8/03/20 Bressler Amery & Ross Florham Park NJ 145 & Ballard & Littlefield Houston 6
12/22/20 Brown Hay & Stephens Springfield IL 30 & Kehart Peckert Wise & Lewis Decatur IL 5
1/09/20 Brownstein Hyatt Denver 250 & Hyperion Advisors Las Vegas 2
7/29/20 Buckley King Cleveland OH 20 & Altick & Corwin Dayton 3
1/02/20 Burns White Pittsburgh 143 & Christie & Young Philadelphia 13
1/28/20 Clark Hill Detroit 650 & Law Offices of Carl Shusterman Los Angeles 5
7/22/20 Clendening Johnson & Bohrer Bloomington IN 10 & Hehner & Associates Indianapolis IN 2
10/30/20 Connell Foley Roseland NJ 144 & Dornbaum & Peregoy Millburn NJ 4
5/04/20 Cozen O'Connor Philadelphia 750 & Baer Crossey McDemus Philadelphia 9
9/10/20 Craig & Gatzoulis Manchester NH 2 & Law Office of Thomas Craig Manchester NH 2
12/23/20 Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt Winston-Salem NC 5 & Surratt Thompson & Ceberio Winston-Salem NC 5
12/17/20 Curtis Mallet-Prevost New York NY 225 & Bichot & Associes Paris, France 4
12/22/20 Dentons New York NY 10000 & Sirote & Permutt Birmingham AL 86
9/22/20 Dentons New York NY 10000 & East African Law Chambers Dar es Salaam Tanzania 18
8/11/20 Dentons New York NY 10000 & Durham Jones & Pinegar Salt Lake City UT 96
12/08/20 Dentons New York NY 10000 & Davis Brown Des Moines IA 78
12/01/20 Dickinson Wright Detroit MI 475 & Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis Chicago IL 12
1/16/20 Duane Morris Philadelphia 800 & Satterlee Stephens New York 65
7/28/20 Fennemore Craig Phoenix AZ 124 & Dowling Aaron Fresno CA 46
12/04/20 Fox Rothschild Philadelphia PA 930 & Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh San Francisco CA 21
12/01/20 Genova Burns Newark NJ 62 & Wasserman Jurista & Stolz Basking Ridge NJ 4
7/05/20 Gottlieb Johnston Beam & Dal Ponte Zanesville OH 11 & Leech Scherbel & Peddicord Coshocton OH 2
11/30/20 Harris St. Laurent New York NY 17 & Wechsler & Cohen New York, NY 5
9/17/20 Hickey, Hauck, Bishoff & Jeffers Detroit MI 7 & Seabolt Law Firm Livonia MI 3
3/10/20 Hirschen Singer & Epstein New York, NY 12 & Slater & Beckerman New York, NY 4
8/20/20 Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns Tampa FL 78 & Ford & Ford St. Petersburg FL 2
8/26/20 K&L Gates Pittsburgh PA 1700 & Richards Patent Law Chicago IL 3
7/01/20 Katz Korin Cunningham Indianapolis IN 31 & Cantrell & Mehringer Indianapolis 3
2/06/20 Kelley Kronenberg Ft. Lauderdale FL 150 & Talenfeld Law Ft. Lauderdale FL 4
5/20/20 Lamb McErlane West Chester PA 36 & Imperatrice Amarant & Bell Newtown Square PA 5
1/07/20 Lightfoot Franklin Birmingham AL 60 & Levinthal Wilkins Houston TX 3
2/03/20 Lippes Matthias Buffalo NY 104 & Deily & Glastetter Albany NY 6
1/08/20 Lipson Neilson Bloomfield Hills MI 34 & Alber Frank Troy MI 4
2/18/20 Littler Los Angeles CA 1500 & Gerlach Rechtsanwalte Vienna Austria 3
6/01/20 Littler Los Angeles CA 1500 & Paruch Chrusciel Schiffter Warsaw 20
11/03/20 Littler Mendelson Los Angeles 1500 & Abdon Pedrajas Madrid 39
4/02/20 Marshall Grant Boca Raton FL 7 & SRM Law Chicago IL 2
8/18/20 McManamy Jackson Savannah GA 4 & Lee Black & Hollis Savannah GA 3
8/31/20 Meyers Nave Oakland CA 58 & Brown Law Group San Diego CA 7
2/26/20 Michael Best Milwaukee 288 & RWR Legal Austin 3
8/03/20 Miles & Stockbridge Baltimore MD 216 & Taylor & Ryan Pikesville MD 2
8/25/20 Miller Johnson Grand Rapids MI 99 & Lusk Albertson Detroit MI 6
7/01/20 Much Shelist Chicago IL 96 & Zfaty Burns Newport Beach CA 6
9/08/20 Munck Wilson Mandala Dallas TX 66 & Simpson Law Group Richardson TX 2
11/17/20 Nelson Mullins Atlanta GA 762 & Redgrave LLP Chantilly VA 9
10/13/20 Nelson Mullins & Scarborough Atlanta 762 & Shanahan Law Group Raleigh NC 9
8/06/20 Nolte IP Houston TX 16 & Lackenbach Siegel Scarsdale NY 13
12/11/20 Offit Kurman Bethesda MD 233 & Law Offices of James C. Hardin Rock Hill SC 2
5/06/20 Rupp Wesche Hagans Archbold OH 5 & Gallagher & Rohrs Bryan OH 2
1/30/20 Segal McCambridge Chicago 108 & McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya Ft. Lauderdale 10
11/17/20 Slack Davis Sanger Austin TX 8 & Guajardo & Marks Dallas TX 2
1/06/20 Snell & Wilmer Phoenix 435 & Assayag Mauss Costa Mesa CA 8
12/23/20 Stevens & Lee Reading PA 166 & Morais Law Moorestown NJ 2
1/15/20 Stone Genow Beverly Hills CA 10 & Goodman Schenkman Beverly Hills CA 7
1/08/20 Suisman Shapiro New London CT 19 & Avena & Kepple Pawcatuck CT 2
1/09/20 Troutman Sanders Atlanta 650 & Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia 450
11/02/20 von Breisen & Roper Milwaukee WI 187 & Miller Matthias & Hull Chicago 9
10/01/20 Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt Birmingham AL 38 & Redden Mills Clark & Shaw Birmingham AL 2
6/22/20 Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Miami FL 68 & DuBosar Law Group Boca Raton FL 2
7/08/20 Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Albany NY 76 & McNamee Lochner Albany NY 12
8/31/20 Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan Greenwich CT 24 & Smith & Grant Greenwich CT 4
10/09/20 Wolfsdorf Rosenthal Santa Monica CA 23 & Chin & Curtis Boston MA 12
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