Merchant & Gould To Merge With Welsh & Katz

Law360, New York (October 25, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Merchant & Gould and Welsh & Katz said Tuesday they would merge to create one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States.

The combined firm, Merchant Gould Welsh & Katz, will have more than 160 attorneys and six offices located in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Seattle and Washington, DC, the firms said.

But the firm will clearly have a Midwestern anchorage, with its biggest offices in Minneapolis and Chicago. It will rival Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione as the biggest IP specialty...
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