Cheryl Miller, The Recorder – “The thought of a merger has always been flirted with,” said Richard Rios, managing partner of Olson Hagel & Fishburn, merging with Remcho Johansen & Purcell. Subscription required.
David Thomas, The American Lawyer – The geography may stand out, but the business pressures driving a flurry of midwest mergers are familiar to law firms everywhere. Subscription required.
Gretta Rusanow, The American Lawyer – The first nine months of 2019 saw 5.1% revenue growth for a sample of 190 law firms. Subscription required.
Jeff Blumenthal, Philadelphia Business Journal – Both firms, formed in the 19th century, are negotiating with firms in Atlanta and Minneapolis respectively and would create combined firms with more than 1,000 lawyers each. Subscription required.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Texas Lawyer – Big firms are moving into Texas at an accelerating pace, with Am Law 200 firms planting 20 flags in Texas in 2018 alone. Subscription required.
Patty Tascarella, Pittsburgh Business Times – After a sluggish first half, law firm mergers and acquisitions accelerated in the third quarter and could top the national record set in 2018, but there’s been just one deal by a Pittsburg-based firm so far this year. Subscription required.
Dan Packel, The American Lawyer – Revenue grew at an 8 percent clip, and growth was more evenly balanced throughout the Am Law 100 than in recent years. Subscription required.