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Growing Novak Druce IP ‘Super-Boutique’ Opens Boston Office With Lawyers From 7-Attorney Firm

Posted Jan 4, 2013 1:10 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Updated: An intellectual property "super-boutique" based in Houston has opened a new office in Boston with seven lawyers from a smaller counterpart there.

Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, which is the product of a merger in November and has nearly 120 attorneys, announced the Dec. 31 addition of the lawyers from the 7-attorney Rissman Hendricks Oliverio in a Wednesday press release.

"All of the Rissman Hendricks Oliverio attorneys have been hired--as either partners or counsel--and joined us on December 31, along with all of the Rissman Hendricks Oliverio employees," Gregory V. Novak, the firm’s managing partner and CEO, told the ABA Journal in a statement provided through a public relations firm.

The new Boston office of Novak Druce will be housed in the former offices of the Rissman firm. Novak Druce also has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco; Cupertino, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Wilmington, Del.

Novak also said in the firm's press release that he anticipates further aggressive growth:

“With our merger with Connolly Bove final on Jan. 1," he said, "it is a nice bookend of sorts to have ended the year with Novak Druce picking up these highly experienced attorneys in Boston and continuing in the push to be in as many of the relevant innovative markets in the U.S. as we can—a vision shared by all of our new partners as we move forward now as Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg.”

Hat tip: Boston Business Journal.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "As 6 Connolly Bove Partners Exit for BigLaw Firms, IP ‘Super-Boutique’ Merger with Novak on Track"

Updated on Jan. 4 to include and accord with additional information provided by Gregory Novak.

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