Merger To Bolster Reed Smith's IP Practice

Law360, New York (October 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reed Smith LLP stands to significantly beef up its intellectual property practice with the acquisition of a Chicago-based mid-sized law firm, if the deal is approved by both firms’ shareholders.

The agreement to merge with Sachnoff & Weaver was announced on Tuesday, and a shareholder vote at both firms is planned for November. If approved, the firm will look to be fully integrated by March 1, 2007.

Reed Smith’s current IP practice features around 100 attorneys internationally, according to the firm, but it is not known...
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