Law Firm Mergers To Accelerate This Year: Survey

Law360, New York (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The number of law firm mergers went up just slightly in 2008 compared to the previous year, but many more firm combinations are expected this year due to tough economic times, according to a legal consulting firm’s survey.

Hildebrandt International released its survey this week that found a total of 55 mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. law firms were completed last year, a bump up from 54 in 2007. The firm predicts that this year will be much more active, noting that 20 mergers have already...
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