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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Current Quarter

Link Report
Date
Firm 1 Main
Office
Size & Firm 2 Main
Office
Size
7/03/17 Dentons New York 7800 & Avent Advokat Tashkent Uzbekistan 10
7/05/17 Clark Hill Detroit 348 & Morris Polich & Purdy Los Angeles 90
7/10/17 Munck Wilson Mandala Dallas 49 & Howison & Arnott Dallas 7
7/11/17 Gingras Cates & Luebke Madison WI 8 & Richie Wickstrom & Wachs Eau Claire WI 3
7/14/17 McCabe Weisberg & Conway Philadelphia 52 & Clarfield Okon & Salomone West Palm Beach 18
7/19/17 Hepworth Janis & Kluksdal Boise 3 & Holzer Edwards Boise 2
7/20/17 DLA Piper New York 3800 & Liner LLP Los Angeles 60
7/24/17 Huck Bouma Wheaton IL 36 & Brady & Jensen Elgin IL 5
8/03/17 Hawley Troxell Boise 56 & Moffatt Thomas Boise 19
8/03/17 FisherBroyles Atlanta 189 & Ntellect Law PC Sacramento 3
8/08/17 Dentons New York 7800 & Maclay Murray & Spens Glasgow 200
8/24/17 Sandberg Phoenix St. Louis 117 & The Katz Law Firm Kansas City 2
9/05/17 Saul Ewing Philadelphia 260 & Arnstein & Lehr Chicago 140
9/05/17 Ballard Spahr Philadelphia 529 & Lindquist & Vennum Minneapolis 136
9/05/17 Hagens Berman Seattle 75 & Pawa Law Group Newton Centre MA 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
9/13/17 Gray Plant Mooty Minneapolis 185 & Hughes Mathews Greer St. Cloud MN 3
9/15/17 Gordon Rees San Diego 747 & Bogue Moylan & Marino Providence RI 5
9/19/17 Williams & Anderson Little Rock AR 13 & Allen Law Firm Little Rock AR 2
9/20/17 MehaffyWeber Beaumont TX 38 & O'Connell & Avery San Antonio 5
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