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Mergers & Acquisitions

477 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

Holland & Knight in merger talks to create 1,600-lawyer firm; does it portend ‘next wave’ of mergers?

Holland & Knight and Thompson & Knight are discussing a merger that could close this summer, the law firms announced Friday.

Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? ‘AI for Lawyers’ says it’s possible

As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the amount of time that it takes to review a contract?

Law firms are pulling out all the stops in hot hiring market for some lateral associates

Law firms are offering signing bonuses and quickly extending job offers in a bid to lure corporate-transactions associates in a hot hiring market, according to a report by Law.com.

Afternoon Briefs: Multistate suit challenges coronavirus relief provision; Crowell combines with boutique

Lawsuit challenges tax provision in COVID-19 relief bill

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit challenging a tax provision in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The provision…

Who’s Zooming who in the lateral partner market?

During my firm’s annual review meeting to discuss a tumultuous 2020, luckily, my phone rang. It was a law firm partner curious about the state of the lateral partner market.

Afternoon Briefs: 2 well-known law firms shun merger idea; law firm of Biden’s brother touts connection

Quinn Emanuel and Boies Schiller shun merger idea

Neither Boies Schiller Flexner nor Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are embracing a legal recruiter’s suggestion that the two firms should merge.…

Afternoon Briefs: First female judge will head Cook County Criminal Court; 2 firms cancel merger

First female judge will preside over Illinois criminal court

Judge Erica Reddick was appointed as presiding judge of the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago on Monday, marking the first…

2 competing legal research companies announce merger

Fastcase and Casemaker, two competing legal research companies that have previously faced off in litigation, announced Tuesday that they have merged.

BigLaw firm expands presence in Midwest with latest merger

Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl started the new year by announcing that it acquired Wooden McLaughlin, a 47-attorney firm that has offices in three Indiana cities.

Afternoon Briefs: Dentons merges with another firm; dad can’t be banned from procreating, court rules

Dentons will combine with Alabama law firm

Dentons has announced that it will combine with Sirote & Permutt, an Alabama law firm with 86 lawyers and offices in five locations.…

Afternoon Briefs: New ACLU lawyer gets arrested; top Chicago lawyer resigns after video uproar

New ACLU lawyer is accused of firing gun at ex-wife’s car

A newly hired lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah was arrested for allegedly firing a gun…

Dentons continues Project Golden Spike expansion as it announces combination with Iowa firm

Dentons announced Tuesday that it will combine with Iowa law firm Davis Brown.

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS won’t decertify PA election results; 2 election suits by Sidney Powell are tossed

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Pennsylvania election results

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an emergency request to overturn election results in Pennsylvania that favored President-elect Joe Biden. Today…

BigLaw firm’s acquisition will produce largest information and discovery law practice in US

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is joining with the Redgrave law firm to produce the nation’s largest and most comprehensive information and discovery law practice, the law firms announced Tuesday.

Deloitte’s legal arm will add up to 86 lawyers from UK law firm

Deloitte’s legal arm is acquiring the London law firm Kemp Little and up to 86 of its lawyers, including its 29 partners.

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