Barnes & Thornburg Takes Over Twin Cities' Parsinen

Law360, New York (June 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced Monday that it would combine with Minneapolis-based The Parsinen Law Firm PA to launch its 10th national office — its third new location since April — in Minneapolis on July 1.

All 22 Parsinen attorneys, including 14 partners, will join Barnes & Thornburg's national practice, and Parsinen managing partner Howard Rubin will head up operations at the Minneapolis office, the firms said.

The two firms have been discussing a possible deal since fall 2008, as Barnes & Thornburg began eyeing key...
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