Kilpatrick Stockton to Merge with IP Firm Townsend and Townsend
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HandshakeKilpatrick Stockton and intellectual property firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew have agreed to merge, effective Jan. 1. The combined firm, to be known as Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, will encompass 650 attorneys in 17 offices.

Bill Dorris of Kilpatrick Stockton will serve as chair of the combined firm’s. Diane Prucino of Kilpatrick Stockton and Maureen Sheehy of Townsend will serve as the firm’s co-managing partners.

“The leadership at Kilpatrick Townsend is excited about bringing these two premier firms together to create one of the world’s leading, multi-practice law firms,” Sheehy said. “Townsend is a renowned marketplace leader in its core strength of intellectual property and will enhance Kilpatrick Stockton’s already exceptional scope of client services.”


Kilpatrick Townsend will have 17 offices extending into the four corners of the continental United States; Asia; and Europe, including: Atlanta, GA; Augusta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Walnut Creek, CA; Washington, DC; Winston-Salem, NC; Dubai; Stockholm; and Tokyo.

“Because both firms have known each other for years and share a dedication to offering excellent service, clients will see a seamless transition as our two notable firms become one,” Prucino said. “Both firms highly value client service and are committed to making a difference in the 17 communities they serve – from pro bono to volunteerism. That makes me particularly proud.”

The merger with Townsend comes one month after Kilpatrick Stockton announced its merger with Oakland-based construction firm Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes.

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