Mergers & Acquisitions

452 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

BigLaw firm hopes its ‘Project Golden Spike’ is first step toward dominance in US market

The legal giant Dentons is aiming to entice American firms to come aboard by offering an innovative dual-partnership model in which regional firms maintain local decision-making power while benefiting from Dentons’ technology and global network of attorneys.

BigLaw firm to merge with New York-based law firm
Duane Morris’ New York City office will expand by 60% following a planned merger with Satterlee Stephens.
Company that promised to revolutionize legal services confirms layoffs of most of its legal staff
Atrium, a company that launched in 2017 with the promise of transforming the delivery of legal services, has laid off most of its legal staff in a restructuring.
2 BigLaw firms agree to merge this spring, making it ‘ideal for our clients’
Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to a merger that will take place April 1.
BigLaw firms approve ‘merger of equals,’ creating Faegre Drinker
Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath have agreed to merge, creating a new law firm to be called Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath.
Legal jobs take another leap and hit 10-year high; what’s driving the increase?
The legal industry gained 2,900 jobs in November, according to new seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2 sets of BigLaw firms confirm merger talks
If merger talks are successful between two sets of BigLaw firms, there will be two new entrants on the American Lawyer’s list of the nation’s 50 top law firms.
2 Midwestern law firms will combine to form new nearly 400-lawyer firm
Midwestern firms Lathrop Gage and Gray Plant Mooty have agreed to merge into a law firm that will have nearly 400 lawyers and 14 offices across nine states and the District of Columbia.
Demystifying mergers and acquisitions in legal tech
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Rick Weber, the co-founder and managing partner of Arbor Ridge Partners, a legal technology and legal services mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm based in Chicago.
Dentons announces two ‘dual-partnership’ mergers in bid to become ‘first truly national law firm’

Dentons has announced a first step in a plan to become the nation’s “first truly national law firm” through a dual-partnership model.

In the first step, Dentons is adding more…

Carlton Fields loses 2 name partners in group move to Drinker Biddle; was merger a failure?

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is shrinking—in more ways than one.

On Feb. 28, the law firm dropped the words Jorden Burt from its name, the American Lawyer reports in stories…

2018’s most important legal tech stories
What were 2018's most important legal tech stories? ABA Journal legal affairs writer Jason Tashea takes a look back on the biggest news in law and technology, including Facebook’s never-ending missteps, the creation of new data privacy standards and the destruction of federal net neutrality.
Legal tech company Elevate Services acquires data analysis company LexPredict

Legal consulting and technology company Elevate Services has bought data analysis and consulting company LexPredict.

The companies announced the acquisition in a joint statement on Wednesday. Terms were not…

Burr & Forman will grow to more than 350 lawyers with acquisition of South Carolina law firm

Burr & Forman has announced it will acquire the South Carolina-based McNair Law Firm, a move that will swell its ranks to more than 350 lawyers.

Burr & Forman, based…

Clio acquires Lexicata, launches customer relationship product Clio Grow

Clio has acquired Lexicata, a cloud-based client intake and management tool, and is launching Clio Grow, a customer relationship management feature.

The announcement was made Thursday morning by Clio CEO…

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