Law Firm Mergers Hold Steady In Q1: Report

Law360, New York (April 4, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT) -- Sixteen law firm mergers were announced in the first quarter of 2011, maintaining an uptick from the last quarter of 2010, according to an analysis released Monday.

The 16 proposed law firm tie-ups from January to March continued the increase of merger announcements toward the end of 2010, according to data provided by legal management consulting firm Altman Weil Inc.

But Ward Bower, a principal at Altman Weil, noted that two-thirds of the 2011 merger announcements were in January, meaning that negotiations took place last year....
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