Law Firm Mergers Accelerate In Early 2009: Survey

Law360, New York (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. law firm tie-ups have picked up speed this year, with more mergers and acquisitions completed in the first quarter of 2009 than in previous first quarters, according to a legal consulting firm’s survey.

Hildebrandt International’s survey this week counted a total of 33 completed law firm unions from January to March, a significant increase from 22 completed mergers in the first quarter of 2008 and 23 in the first quarter of 2007.

In addition, six mergers reported during the first quarter of this year are...
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