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McDonald Hopkins expands office in Ohio's capital by adding litigation boutique


McDonald Hopkins announced Monday that it is expanding its office in the Ohio state capital by acquiring a six-attorney litigation boutique.

Welin, O’Shaughnessy + Scheaf focuses on construction law and litigation, complex business litigation and oil and gas litigation. Name partner Peter D. Welin will now head the Columbus office of McDonald Hopkins, which is housed in two locations for the moment as the firm looks for a larger space there, Crain’s Cleveland Business reports.

“This merger not only enhances our commitment to serving the Columbus business community, it strengthens our national litigation presence with a team of attorneys who are perfectly aligned with us,” said president Carl J. Grassi in a McDonald Hopkins press release.

The nearly 150-attorney McDonald Hopkins has offices in Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Miami and West Palm Beach, Fla. It also has a Washington, D.C.-based subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, that is led by a former congressman.

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