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Dinsmore merges with bond-counsel firm as part of 'aggressive' growth strategy


Dinsmore & Shohl is merging with Cincinnati-based bond-counsel firm Peck Shaffer & Williams.

Thirty-five lawyer Peck Shaffer will become a division of Dinsmore, according to a press release. The merger takes effect on March 1. The Cincinnati Business Courier and Cincinnati.com have stories.

The combination gives Dinsmore a presence in Chicago and Denver, and gives Peck a larger platform. Peck’s bond practice augments Dinsmore’s bond group in Pittsburgh, according to Dinsmore managing partner George Vincent, who spoke with the Cincinnati Business Courier.

“While some folks have been pulling back,” Vincent told the Business Courier, “we’ve been really aggressive in our expansion in the last six years. We chose to grow through the recession and we think that proved to be a pretty good move. We had a record year last year in terms of income and revenue. So we think our strategy of continuing to be aggressive and seeking out great lawyers and great opportunities continues to make sense.”

The merger is the third for Dinsmore since Vincent became managing partner in 2007, according to Cincinnati.com.

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