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
5/21/18   Dentons to Acquire Alston Hunt in Hawaii   The American Lawyer
5/16/18   Chicago Firms to Combine   The American Lawyer
5/01/18   Denver Litigation Firms Combine   BusinessDen
5/01/18   Littler Acquires Dutch Firm   The American Lawyer
4/23/18   Small Minnesota Firms to Merge   Blethen Gage

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Current Quarter

Link Report
Date
Firm 1 Main
Office
Size & Firm 2 Main
Office
Size
5/21/18 Dentons New York 8100 & Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Honolulu 44
5/16/18 Much Shelist Chicago 88 & Bronson & Kahn Chicago 6
5/01/18 Littler Mendelson Los Angeles 1500 & CLINT Amsterdam 8
5/01/18 Haddon Morgan & Foreman Denver 11 & Stimson Glover Stancil Leedy Denver 4
4/23/18 Blethen Gage & Krause Mankato MN 13 & Berens Rodenberg & O'Connor New Ulm MN 6
4/18/18 Offit Kurman Bethesda 154 & Menaker & Herrmann New York 12
4/10/18 Clark Hill Detroit 450 & Strasburger & Price Dallas 195
4/09/18 Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampi Pittsburgh 78 & Kisner Law Firm Pittsburgh 2
4/06/18 Law Firm of John F. Schaefer Birmingham MI 2 & Connor and Connor Bloomfield Hills MI 2
4/04/18 Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease Columbus 337 & Beck & Thomas Pittsburgh 10
4/04/18 Goulston & Storrs Boston 201 & Miller & Wrubel New York 5
4/02/18 Ogden Murphy Wallace Seattle 49 & Short Cressman & Burgess Seattle 10
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