Ruden McClosky In Merger Talks With Benesch

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Florida law firm Ruden McClosky, which recently shut three offices and made other cutbacks, is reportedly in advanced merger discussions with Ohio-based Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP.

The two firms could make an announcement within weeks, according to unnamed sources cited in a Daily Business Review article, which reported Thursday that Benesch attorneys were at Ruden McClosky for two days over the previous week for the talks. Neither firm would confirm negotiations.

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