Dickstein Shapiro on the Verge of Merger
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

firm to merge

Summary: Dickstein Shapiro is strongly considering merging by the end of the year.

Oft troubled firm Dickstein Shapiro remains undefeated despite losing a leader, Dennis Hastert, a former House Speaker, who plead guilty to lying to the FBI; and despite the massive exodus of partners, depleting their number from 343 attorneys in 2012 to the current 160. Nevertheless, the firm is eager to merge, and has been courting a few likely candidates.


Bryan Cave and Locke Lord and Perkins Coie are amidst the candidates for possible mergers, and both would frankly be well served by Dickstein’s strong D.C. presence.

Though partners are reporting that something is going to happen, and in 2015 nevertheless, the firm has not yet taken a vote on the merger. We’re not to that stage yet.

Dickstein has held strong despite losing many partners to Arent Fox, Kay Scholer, Lowenstein Sandler, and of course Greenberg Traurig, who naturally enough, grabbed most of Dickstein’s lobbying practice in 2014. They’ve kept strong because they hold on to capital contributions for three years after a partner leaves, and further, they’ve had a relatively low monthly payroll draw form partners, at about $175,000.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Further, they’ve come up from 2013, with a windfall of $1.1 million per partner this year, a $340,000 increase compared to last year. So they are starting to look likely, interesting, a little sexy to the likes of Bryan Cave or Lock Lord. Yet we will see how it goes.


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney with motions experience


Seattle office of our client seeks mid-level litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience, inclu...

Apply Now

Environmental /Land Use Attorney with 2-3 years of experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks environmental /land use attorney with 2-3 years of experien...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience


Jacksonville office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 2-5 years of previous insurance def...

Apply Now

Tax Associate with Real Estate / Capital Markets Experience


Chicago office is seeking a tax attorney with 3-5 years of experience. Significant experience in rea...

Apply Now


Research Briefing Attorney

USA-TX-The Woodlands

Boutique Plaintiff’s Law firm located in The Woodlands, Texas is seeking a 3-6 year case resea...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-TX-The Woodlands

Boutique Plaintiff’s Law firm located in The Woodlands, Texas is seeking a 6–10 year lit...

Apply now

IP Paralegal


Responsibilities include preparing and filing a variety of documents with USPTO including patent app...

Apply now

Executive Legal Assistant

USA-CA-Long Beach

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to Managing Partner, the Executive Assistant provides executive support an...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top