Mergers & Acquisitions

471 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

2018’s most important legal tech stories
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Legal tech company Elevate Services acquires data analysis company LexPredict

Legal consulting and technology company Elevate Services has bought data analysis and consulting company LexPredict.

The companies announced the acquisition in a joint statement on Wednesday. Terms were not…

Burr & Forman will grow to more than 350 lawyers with acquisition of South Carolina law firm

Burr & Forman has announced it will acquire the South Carolina-based McNair Law Firm, a move that will swell its ranks to more than 350 lawyers.

Burr & Forman, based…

Clio acquires Lexicata, launches customer relationship product Clio Grow

Clio has acquired Lexicata, a cloud-based client intake and management tool, and is launching Clio Grow, a customer relationship management feature.

The announcement was made Thursday morning by Clio CEO…

Suit: Blank Rome tried to ‘play cute’ in de facto merger to defraud Dickstein partners

Sixteen former partners at Dickstein Shapiro allege in a lawsuit that Blank Rome structured a merger of the two law firms as an “asset sale” to avoid repaying money in…

Venable’s acquisition of IP firm boosts headcount by 104 lawyers

Venable is acquiring the intellectual property firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto.

The combination will add 104 Fitzpatrick lawyers to Venable, expanding its IP practice to about 175 lawyers and…

Facebook buys AI startup in Allen & Overy’s incubator
Facebook will acquire Bloomsbury AI, a startup in Allen & Overy’s Fuse incubator.
Nelson Mullins, Broad and Cassel set to form ‘super-regional’ law firm
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is merging with Broad and Cassel to form a firm with more than 725 lawyers.

Clark Hill and Strasburger & Price announce merger

Clark Hill and Strasburger & Price announced a merger Tuesday that will create a law firm with nearly 650 lawyers.

The firm will be known as Clark Hill except in…

Foley & Lardner, Gardere announce merger

Foley & Lardner and Gardere Wynne Sewell will merge effective on Sunday.

The combined firm will have about 1,100 lawyers and revenues of $830 million, a figure that puts the…

Bryan Cave and BLP approve fully integrated merger

Bryan Cave and U.K. law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner have agreed to a merger that will create a law firm with 32 offices in 11 countries.

The new firm will…

Hunton & Williams, Andrews Kurth agree to merger
Partners at Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon have approved a merger of the two law firms.

The new firm will be known as Hunton Andrews Kurth, report Texas Lawyer and the Richmond [Virginia] Times-Dispatch.
Several groups of lawyers leave Andrews Kurth Kenyon amid reported merger agreement
Several groups of lawyers have left Andrews Kurth Kenyon in Texas in advance of a reported merger deal with Hunton & Williams.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer undergoes a name change, offers buyouts to 140 legal secretaries

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has shortened its name and is seeking to reduce the number of legal secretaries working for the law firm.

“Kaye Scholer” was dropped from the…

Tax issues reportedly slow merger talks between Bryan Cave and UK law firm

Tax issues have reportedly held up merger talks between Bryan Cave and U.K. law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

The firms are discussing full financial integration rather than a merger using…

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