US Law Firm Mergers On The Rise
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

According to leading legal industry consultants Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, the third quarter of 2010 has been a steadily active time for law-firm mergers in the United States.  There have been six completed mergers in the third quarter of this year as compared to the seven mergers of the third quarter of 2009.

“Merger activity and interest is continuing to pick up,” says Hildebrandt Baker Robbins’ Law Firm Strategy and Merger Practices head Lisa Smith, “While mergers are down in total numbers relative to last year, based on the sluggish activity in the first quarter, the average size of the combinations being completed and being considered is on the rise, indicating that firms are willing to undertake significant transactions to advance their strategies.”

A trans-border unification makes the largest of the quarter’s mergers.  Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal from the United States and the United Kingdom’s Denton Wilde Sapte came together to create SNR Denton totaling nearly 1,250 lawyers, though the size was atypical for the quarter.  Three of the mergers only involved the acquiring of around 20 lawyers.


In total, there have been 20 mergers in the first three quarters of 2010.  Last year showed 49 in the first three quarters.


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Litigation Associate Attorney


Columbia office is seeking a commercial litigation attorney with 2-4 years of experience.

Apply Now

Attorney with 3-7 years of commercial/complex litigation experience


Cerritos office of our client seeks attorney with 3-7 years of commercial and complex litigation exp...

Apply Now

Insurance Coverage Associate Attorney


Chicago office of our client seeks associate attorney with insurance coverage experience. The candid...

Apply Now

Patent Agent with 1 year of electrical engineering experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks entry level patent agent with 1 year of experience. The can...

Apply Now


Associate Attorney


AV-rated serious injury and wrongful death litigation firm hiring  a full time associate.  ...

Apply now

In-House Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969. Today, Gap Inc. is a leading global fashion...

Apply now

Research Analyst & Report Writer


Research Analyst & Report Writer        Post Date:  September 25, 2018 ...

Apply now

Litigation Associate

USA-NY-New York City

Todd & Levi, LLP is a small commercial law firm specializing in aviation finance and construction an...

Apply now


To Top